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Getting jarred out of a deep REM slumber to the sound of a blaring alarm clock sets you up for a negative day brimming with fatigue and crankiness.
When it comes to other people's dads, you may not put up with their crankiness.
As he prepares to challenge an almost universally younger and svelter field of Republican rivals, Bush has adopted a drastic weight-loss program that is melting away pounds at a staggering rate even as it inflicts an unhappy toll: regular bouts of dietary crankiness.
With material simplicity, and artistic crankiness, Flynt introduces broad philosophical concepts into the unremarkable symbols of everyday communication and thought.
Issues of deafness, caginess, crankiness and/or ego might have been anticipated, but the evening is "a huge success," both poets being "entirely at ease together from the start.
I can't now recall my crankiness, only a wide swath of brooding.
When exhaustion, crankiness, and pessimism began to make routine tasks seem monumental, I knew I needed to do a self-assessment.
And in my case an inner turbine of well-nurtured, healthy, coruscating crankiness helps a lot".
So if there's crankiness (among rank-and-file lawmakers), I think it's legitimate.
Let us suppose, for the sake of argument, that it is permissible to take a risk of a child's death in order to spare this child several hours' crankiness if and only if the risk of death is below one in 30 million.
DAY 2 Breakfast details waver in my memory, but I know I drank several cups of green tea to stave off impending crankiness.
At that time, travel was more casual than now in both directions, despite the crankiness of customs officials in each country who tried to enforce trade barriers across what was forever being described as the world's longest undefended border.