uncommon disbelief in their own fallibility, a dismissiveness
So fiendishly good as a different man of mystery in the Falcon Theatre's ``Sleuth'' last year, Capri employs a deft mixture of arrogance and prissy dismissiveness
whenever it's suggested that matters of the heart have overtaken him.
Like Shakespeare by Another Name, Rodney Bolt's History Play shows a sneering dismissiveness
toward the Stratford player, used as a beard by a superior mind.
Later I contemplated the dismissiveness
of my remark.
O'Connor herself was never dismissive of any aspect of life, other than the intellectual's own dismissiveness
or the bigot's blindness.
By using Wright as a "springboard," an image which implies both deference and dismissiveness
, Baldwin leaps past him into a space cleared by a psychological and literary murder.
Given the balance here--three women to one man--one might be tempted to think that, despite the dismissiveness
towards writers such as Hemans and Inchbald, Oliphant's literary history is surprisingly far from being tilted towards a male tradition.
It involves much tutting, much sucking of teeth and much wiping of ale from mouths - ideally with the back of the hand as this indicates both a certain worldly wisdom and a dismissiveness
that goes down exceptionally well with the purists.
Angry investors are calling for his ouster and they've got a long list of gripes, including Eisner's knee-jerk dismissiveness
when first contacted by Comcast CEO Brian Roberts and his bitter divorce with Steve Jobs and Pixar.
It is a testament to Foley's articulacy that in a quick final chapter he can confer retrospective tragic credibility on emotions that initially seem hyperbolical: "Now in late middle age and regrettably disposed to dismissiveness
and disgust, I have only to recall her words then to know that I have been illuminated by glory.
383, 388), the condensed brevity of phrasing in the question and final exclamation, each tightly contained within the line, reinforcing the aggressive insistence and dismissiveness
The Bush administration's dismissiveness
toward scientists could also have serious consequences, from delaying vital new medical therapies to eroding America's general lead in science.