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But scrappiness is one thing, incompetence another.
Be Audacious features stories of grit and scrappiness that are required for overcoming adversity; the vulnerability needed at the heart of authentic leadership; purposeful, sustainable passion as keys that unlock potential; and the planning needed for big dreams.
I can certainly wrap my brain around her scrappiness. But sometimes I'm a wimp, and other days I think I can conquer the world.
(14) In Great White High Hopes, sports scholar Benjamin Phillips describes how the '93 team was symbolized by a "rugged, white masculinity emblematic of working class males." Phillips shows that when speaking about the team, both the fans and the media most often spoke about qualities like teamwork, work ethic, hustle, scrappiness, and grit, qualities which are commonly associated with white athletes.
That scrappiness and willingness to go head to head with anyone in authority that he perceived as a threat or disagreeing with his frequent and sometimes eccentric edicts is one of the threads that tie The One together.
The former are films about future technologies, whilst the latter incorporate future technologies into themselves, insofar as both films famously affect the styles of computer simulated choreographies in their most famous fight scenes, albeit in different ways: The Matrix employs the sharpness and precision of arcade game fights, whilst Old Boy incorporates the two- dimensional plane of older forms of computer game, but it counterbalances this with the inclusion of all of the scrappiness, imprecision, stumbling, gasping, moaning and, indeed, messy brawling, that almost all action films exclude or repress (as exemplified by the ultra-precise choreography of The Matrix or The Bourne trilogy).
Interestingly, both albums contain "scraps," yet again Havens reads them as commonplace books, rehabilitating them for his own study, but again connecting scrappiness and unruliness.
The scrappiness of the game reached almost farcical levels as foul after foul after foul, mostly involving either or both Saikom and Lacy, being called at both ends.
"The random scrappiness of this collection of alternative takes, covers and sketchy new material is made poignant by the context in which it has been released," wrote critic Helen Brown in the Daily Telegraph.
Everybody knows that nature study has suffered in schools from scrappiness of subject matter, due to dealing with a large number of isolated points....
After a bright start, the play dimmed into scrappiness and resistance.
The borough that was defined by its outsider status, that drew its defining scrappiness and even hipness from its little-brother relationship to the metropolis next door, now has a following of its own.