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Both Deputy PM Nick Clegg and presidential hopeful Mitt Romney found reason to come out with a stilted, uncomfortable, toe-curling admission they were wrong - or in Mr Romney's case, that he was right but just that he had inelegantly stated what he really thought of the people he wants to lead.
Presidential candidate Mitt Romney taped speaking inelegantly about class warfare in the United States.
He pointed to public investments in roads and bridges that enable businesses to flourish, and then he inelegantly added, "If you've got a business, you didn't build that.
The mayor was left dangling inelegantly from his harness for about five minutes above a crowd of onlookers who happily snapped photographs on their mobile phone.
These assist in bringing meaning to the textual analysis, rather than feeling inelegantly inserted into the work, as can so often be the case with attempted integration of theory and medieval writings.
Linking his conclusions to an exhaustive survey of over fifty playscripts ranging from Macbeth and King Lear through Cupid's Whirligig, Hengist King of Kent, The Battle of Alcazar, and A Knack to Know an Honest Man, he moves smoothly through three sequential subdivisions: "Onstage and Offstage Resources in Early Modern Performance," "Establishing a Sense of Place and Fictional World," and the somewhat inelegantly titled "A Spatially-Based Stage Management and Meaning-Making System.
A big welcome therefore to Mal Peet's inelegantly titled but absorbing novel Life: An Exploded Diagram.
The likeliest outcome in Iraq is that the government of Iraq will muddle along imperfectly and inelegantly, with continued but non-catastrophic violence and slow but non-zero economic and political development, in spite of the US withdrawal," said Stephen Biddle, of the Council on Foreign Affairs, aWashington-based think-tank.
Doctors, statisticians and officials thus worked hard towards preventing suicides, prompted by their belief that they could shape society, including moral norms and traditional values, throughpolitical and scientific measures in what Pinnow rather inelegantly calls "the Soviet social science state.
Locals call this, inelegantly, the Hog's Back, and it's spectacular enough to make you think all the other landmarks were just warm-ups.
In Hung Up Aesthetic, 2007-10, a bundle of the artist's used clothes, a toy crown, and crafty knickknacks inelegantly slathered in white paint were slung over the metal cross brace in the second gallery.
But people started to pay a little more attention in June, when The New York Times broke news that Google had decided to cover the additional tax its many gay employees face through a policy that is inelegantly known in human resources parlance as "grossing up.