I remember a dull-eyed
, livid-complexioned gentleman coming to dine at our house once.
train coming home from work dull-eyed
How many youngsters instead of disporting in the open air are crouched dull-eyed
over screens indulging in so-called 'games' of insensate violence?
It is not even the case that I find any sort of impromptu eating in public a touch distasteful - such as wobbly and pimply youths striding down the street, stuffing their pale, dull-eyed
faces with pizza.
As the head of a small private school, I have seen students transformed from dull-eyed
, chin-down, deeply frustrated souls into teachers themselves, bright-eyed and electric.
As I watch dull-eyed
young adults staring obsessively at their mobile phones in lifts, or swerve to avoid a head-on collision with yet another mobile user in mid-conversation, it occurs to me that something has gone wrong somewhere.
I've also made a conscious effort not even to raise a disapproving eyebrow when confronted by idiot drivers hogging the outside lane, truckers who snarl-up road junctions by joining the end of traffic jams and slow-witted, dull-eyed
, rotund girls who block my way as they saunter along exchanging banalities on their mobiles phones.
The monarchy is re-branding itself for us common folk; out with the robes and enter dull-eyed
Will and Kate with their hoodies and history of familial sloth, colonial violence, and generaL parasitism.
customers would scan down the row of generic selection house blends, French roast, hazelnut, decaf and Colombian coffee.
Sadly because of the finances involved, dull-eyed
pragmatism trumps sporting expression.
Without patriotic gore or the dull-eyed
sense of historic inevitability, Kirsch's account is highly engaging and quite edifying.