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I am not now writing a treatise, but simply prefacing a somewhat peculiar narrative by observations very much at random; I will, therefore, take occasion to assert that the higher powers of the reflective intellect are more decidedly and more usefully tasked by the unostentatious game of draughts than by a the elaborate frivolity of chess.
(This is translated into a comfortable though unostentatious household.) "I've talked to other artists who've had a real success.
Mine That Bird lives below it, in a good, clean, functional, unostentatious shed with four stalls.
Director Aijaz Khan has adapted Majidi's style wholesale and then given it his own striking yet unostentatious twist.
Simple encouragement to file returns or assuring people that their money will not be wasted now that we have a prime minister who claims to lead an unostentatious life can be helpful in a symbolic way.
It is believed that Milly, in her typically unostentatious manner, enabled some girls, whose families lacked sufficient funds, to benefit from an education at Loughborough Girls' High School.
The Escort is a revamped version of the prior-generation Focus, offered in China as an unostentatious, value-priced alternative.
He was actually the first Kenyan to question the wide presidential powers enjoyed by President Moi in the old constitution, and he paid for it together with his lawyer John Khaminwa.As the deputy of James Kanyotu the unostentatious and self-effacing director of intelligence Muriithi was in a position that put him close to power, until May 1982 when he was arrested and detained without trial.
The simple, elegant design reflects the fascinating tradition of Finnish architecture: From the outside, the structure is unostentatious, but refined.
Suddenly she raises her arms to heaven, as if embarking on a yoga exercise, then, in the same flowing, unostentatious move, bends over, placing her hands on the floor -- then continues the move, having now stretched her calf muscles, by crouching down low, just a couple of inches from the floor, and holding that pose, hunkered down comfortably and watching the men work.
She shows that you cannot destroy the serene and unostentatious forms of the Levantine city without also jeopardizing the peace that they symbolized and which to a measure they also protected.
Tins of biscuits, bunches of flowers and even a dozen cupcakes are among the most unostentatious declarations made by those on the council's books.