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These items fall within the category of "general negative mood." Items 11 (sulkiness), 9 (guilt), 10 (hopelessness), 5 (regret) and 12 (loneliness) had higher loadings on factor 2.
Too in love with her own sulkiness to realise she could be attractive and desirable if she made the effort, in a particularly well observed touch she indulges her moodiness and feelings of isolation by dancing in her room to Moby's Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?
what he felt when his schoolfellows shut him out of their game because he would pitch the ball wrong out of mere wilfulness; or on a rainy day in the holidays, when he didn't know how to amuse himself, and fell from idleness into mischief, from mischief into defiance, and from defiance into sulkiness; or when his mother absolutely refused to let him have a tailed coat that `half,' although every other boy of his age had gone into tails already?
Jim later explains to Marlow: "'Well, I couldn't fight the whole population, and I wasn't c oming to them as if I were afraid of my life,' he said, with just a faint hint of his stubborn sulkiness in the glance he gave me" (150).
They also encourage men to provide women with gifts and to tolerate willful OL behaviour, anything from sulkiness to refusal to do requested work, that would be condemned as unprofessional if committed by a career-track employee.
We observe a range of human weakness and strengths -- incompetence and procrastination, brilliance and perseverance, pride and sulkiness -- and we read along with anticipation toward the climax of a story that is actually among the best-known in astronomical history.
Christine Maybe his sulkiness has more to do with him reacting to his mother's obvious favouritism than anything else.
There was just a hint of adolescent sulkiness as the brilliant Brit hurled his racket in frustration - then took a shot at the press afterwards.
Amusingly outfitted in pigtails, pajamas and tutu, she drolly negotiates the volatile shifts between sweet and bratty sides, sulkiness and excitability, bored irritability and insatiable inquisitiveness.
1 Worn down (7) 5 Sanitary measures (7) 16 The Heart of Dixie (7) 17 Despite what has occurred (5,3) 18 Hibernian FC owner (3,6) 19 Wardrobe pests (5) 20 Labour politician, - - - Browne (3) 21 Kneecap (7) 22 Bluto's adversary (6) 23 Give comfort (7) 25 Moved rapidly (7) 26 Troon-born mimic, - - - Ancona (5) 27 Uncanny (5) 29 Playground game (8) 31 Round of applause (7) 33 High spirits (7) 35 Competitor (5) 37 Sulkiness (9) 39 Mountain valley (4) 41 Elevated plain (7) 44 Largs-born actress, - - - Nardini (7) 45 Pulpit, stage (7) 47 Ligament (6) 49 Abscond (2,1,4) 50 Company logo (9) 52 Seduction (10) 56 Bearable (9) 58 More wealthy (6,3) 61 Country bumpkins (6) 63 Spring bloom (5) 64 Go to sleep!
There's some funny dialogue early on, and surprising upsets in character logic later help offset the junior-Goth-chick sulkiness of Perkins' drear lead turn, not to mention improbabilities around Maslany's overprecocious child figure.
There is no sign of pop star sulkiness. Both girls are attentive and eager to please as is Margrit, who keeps a close eye on proceedings and interrupts only to correct the occasional grammatical slip in her comical accent.