And yet," he continued, "there has always been in our love-making a touch of amateurishness
In other respects also there are great contrasts; sometimes the feeling and power of a scene are admirable, revealing an author of real ability, sometimes there is only crude and wooden amateurishness
She scarcely noted the rhythm otherwise, except when it became too pompous, at which moments she was disagreeably impressed with its amateurishness
with which the issue of the Pera Pedi plot sold to the Russian businessman was handled by the president and his advisors defies belief.
Historian John Terraine later wrote that the joint planning staff "displayed an amateurishness
and feebleness which to this day can make the reader alternatively blush and shiver.
It saddens me to realize that a lot of professionals are making our own country a mere training ground, a place where they can harness their skills and grow out of their amateurishness
, only to leave for another country as soon as they have accomplished the minimum requirements of foreign employers.
More surprising for me is the amateurishness
of the attempted coup on the night of July 15.
Central sections of the book foreground other characters, while its middle chapters document the rank amateurishness
of both Soviet and US intelligence agencies.
Abu Hajaar's skills, at least, follow a rich line of depictions of battlefield amateurishness
Slashing investment and putting up taxes was the leech doctor bleeding the life out of an economy showing signs of life in 2010, the still-soaring national debt reaching Tory peaks miles above Labour is proof of his expensive amateurishness
Moreover, she's painted it with deliberate amateurishness
and, to highlight the irony, filled in some areas with abstract brushwork and added two surreally oversize bees.
Given the plurality of responses that this inquiry has already generated in the humanities, it is hard to disagree with Alan Richardson's claim that "the somewhat dazzling variety of approaches that continue to proliferate within the new field [is] a sign of its early strength rather than amateurishness
or disarray" (xii).