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Her feelings toward her husband's personality change paralleled those toward her family when she described her husband as being coarse, ungiving, unloving, and stupid.
"I'll tell you what we need," he said, drank, with a face as ungiving as stone.
Perhaps you feel that what is around you is a little chilly or ungiving. You're just having to put work before pleasure.
Song of Solomon 1:2 A WAIT IN THE GARDEN Here where it once declined to grow, a lone vine like a defiant child climbs ungiving stones.
This "mean time" also echoes Bertolt Brecht's poem about living in a dark time: a sparse, ungenerous, ungiving and unforgiving time, emphasised by all Duffy's negative images, the "wrong part of town," "mourning or love," "unmendable rain," "bleak streets," a heart gnawing "at all our mistakes." We all live in this intercalated mean time--the middle or median time between birth and death.
Stan, whom Leigh depicts without a touch of satire or stylization, is a monosyllabic and ungiving lover.
Like Victor Meldrew they think life's not fair, they're afraid to look like fools and in doing so emerge sad, grumpy and ungiving.
The French Cabernet Sauvignon or Bordeaux Cabernet blend, however, tend to be harsh and ungiving when young.
CC: The thing I like about them is that they're so ungiving in terms of the use of the medium; there's nothing likable, no liquid brushstrokes with lots of juice.
Having cold and ungiving parents may make you feel unloved but it will undoubtedly push you to try hard to succeed in life.
In a review of the works of minimalist Richard Serra (whose typical piece consists of a black rectangle in a white square), a Los Angeles Times critic described the work as having "inflexible austerity, ungiving impenetrability and stubborn bombast." It was also "sensuous, exquisite and delicate...