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In discussing slackly they overlooked the detail that in the Complaint some of the Fickle Maid's hair, not quite breaking its 'bondage', is 'slackly braided in loose negligence' (ll.
Slackly paced, containing few surprises and strangely antiseptic, this summer's most eagerly-awaited movie ain't really super at all.
It was casually, slackly, and endemically reliant on demeaning racial stereotypes.
Reading boss Steve Coppell said: "We started slackly and they had more of an edge.
Couldn't he see I was fading away, that my mouth hung slackly open, my eyes were bloodshot, features flushed and I was unsteady on my feet?
These are made of interlocked cuttings of textured papers, suggestive of wood grain and masonry like the papiers colles so beloved by the Cubists, all seemingly held together by a series of slackly dangling, ropelike pencil lines.
slackly like a sailor who had just jumped ship," O'Neill
Its notorious opening was ill-tuned and slackly driven, and the whole impression was very low key until the extended dance sequence, where solo violins interplayed with lift and panache, exemplifying an orchestra which was propelling itself with a virtuosity and sumptuousness of tone we have come to take for granted.
History meant to be puffed up with nationalist pride hangs slackly. Preoccupied pedestrians amble past the heroic statue of San Martin on horseback without a glance.
Surprisingly, Sunderland got the first real opening when Chelsea right-back Mario Melchiot slackly passed low across his own box.
so convey'd, / So slackly guarded, and the search so slow / That
It may be worth noting that among the slackly delineated limbs of Christ in the House of Martha and Mary (Edinburgh National Gallery), the demarcating highlights of Mary's knuckles anticipate the stippled dots of white, akin to the spotted plumage of a starling, which he was later to use to such brilliant effect in, among others, the picture of The Darymaid.