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current model makes do with six--also should boost mileage and eliminate the ponderousness that mars the 2013 Sport, even when propelled by Range Rover's terrific 510-horsepower supercharged engine.
Also featuring small turns from Honor Blackman and Eddie Marsan, here's a film whose ponderousness shouldn't be mistaken for depth.
Also featuring small turns from Honor Blackman, Eddie Marsan and Hayley Atwell, here's a film whose ponderousness shouldn't be mistaken for depth.
Much of that ponderousness is to do with safety--new products are subjected to months or even years of deliberation and testing before they get anywhere near the network.
Richard Gaunt puts Peel's character at the centre of his investigation and emphasises his self-control, arrogance, social insecurity among fellow Tories, desire for lasting fame, political skills, lack of a sense of humour, ponderousness, gifts as an administrator and dogged determination.
The pages are laden with particulars, yet the prose never descends into ponderousness or pedantry.
There is some superb observation, such as the two elephants in Melbourne Zoo 'pacing anti-clockwise round and round/the oval concrete pond', the description of the animals' behaviour caught in iambic rhythm which suggests their ponderousness and the monotony of their lives.
Director Sam Mendes establishes a mood of such pervasive gloom and ponderousness that when it comes time for merry reversal and romance, his laborious staging of "As You Like It" can't quite shake off the pall.
(96) Spingarn, a brilliant comparativist specializing in the literary criticism of the Renaissance, attacked French literary history as a whole for its fastidiousness, insularity and ponderousness. Daniel Mornet, Lanson's heir at the Sorbonne, sent a long response.
Nervy souls, for sure, but what a glorious lack of ponderousness in compensation.
At times its ponderousness and slavish adherence to the graphic novel slows it to a crawl.
This case illustrates the limits of the law, more specifically, the ponderousness and subjectivity of the judicial process.