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For example, while female rogue attitudes were outlined by Daniel Defoe's Moll Flanders, Arachne, with her assertive sexual roguishness, comes close to finding her nomadic consciousness as she flees from her sexual mishaps into the North.
This enthusiasm may seem excessive, but the character traits Owen identified in his short meeting with Riccardo seem to have been accurate: shyness, warmth, humour and roguishness.
Addressing the occasion, the British legal counsel Clive Stafford Smith expressed his deep and heartfelt embarrassment, shame, and resentment for being a citizen of Britain/America, as both western countries were deeply and unashamedly involved in shameful acts of roguishness under the garb of war against terrorism.
I ask, striking a rather dashing pose of outdoorsy roguishness.
Exploding with energy and lovable roguishness, the quirky rockers performed a 20-piece set that turned into one long, loud, bawdy singalong.
It is really astonishing how, to a much greater extent than Sao Paulo, Rio conserves within its vibrant roguishness as an international city a sort of ruralism and a static traditional character.
The Spencer Tracey vehicle is loosely based on James Michael Curley, who parlayed his man-of-the-people roguishness into a near-lifetime tenure as mayor of Boston, defying the decades of institutional prejudice against the Irish.
Fortier puts much emphasis throughout on the pliability of equity, or what John Selden referred to as its roguishness.
Such people go over there [to the Lands of Idolatry]; and in order to cover up their infamy and roguishness [they] tell [the Inquisition (?
A born rebel whose roguishness shocked even the liberated society of his time, Wilmot was a close pal of Charles (John Malkovich, not as decadent nor intriguing as Rupert Everett's Charles in last year's ``Stage Beauty''), even though the king couldn't stand some of the earl's more pornographic and politically critical playwriting.
French audiences can no doubt feel and share some of the emotions they portray--the adventurousness, the nervous roguishness.
Like Jim, hypnotized by a tire-eater in Mexico City, the destroyed personalities in these stories are an alloy of naivete and roguishness.