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Written by Christel Fiore, a German child who lived through World War II prior to her marriage to a serviceman and immigration to America, Child of War is a firsthand accounting of memories--memories of chronic food shortages that nearly led to the author's starvation, memories of a stoically dysfunctional and patriarchal family that made decisions about her life without consulting her, memories of her own shortsightedness, illogic, and thoughtless cruelty, and memories of the sister whose struggle to survive was even more difficult.
PIERO SANDULLI defended the verdicts in the Italian match-fixing case which have seen Fiorentina and Lazio rein stated to Serie A and Ju-ventus have their points penalty reduced to the extent that they can real stoically aspire to promotion back to Serie A at the first time of asking.
Last night I went to a school's production of Bugsy Malone put on by the 10/11 year olds at Blue Coat - and suffice to say that was vastly superior, in script, production and particularly performance to the, supposedly professional, Promises and Lies I had stoically endured the night before
What about the years of silent anguish and loneliness Alma [his wife] stoically endures for the sake of keeping her family together, or the terrible betrayal, suffering and tears of the children bereft of a father?
The proceedings have a discernible gravity: One woman's mouth is open in a yell while her associates stand by stoically.
Afterwards, she stoically hands the rifle to the next in line, presumably also her next son, to continue fighting and dying.
But oaks stand rigid in defiance of the gales and stoically endure heavy armors of ice and mantles of snow with nary a drop of live twig.
On good ground, marathon chases are actually an interesting betting medium, because in those conditions horses need not only staying power but an ability to hold a good position and to have some pace, rather than simply plugging on stoically in hock-deep mud.
Alex stoically defends her beloved teacher though she begins to wonder about the nature of her own relationship with him.
a block away) the police simply whispered into their walkie-talkies and stoically escorted us, diverting traffic as necessary.
She tells her story stoically, without elaboration, and we are left to sketch in the inevitable results of her attempt to make a livelihood in the midst of such grinding poverty.
Native Venetians, who have had their fill of tired and emotional visitors (from the Queen of Cyprus and Napoleon to Byron swimming in the Grand Canal), remain admirably unmoved by such brushes with celebrity, stoically wrapping binliners around their feet to wade through the equinoxal acqua alta in St Mark's Square.