headmasterly


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headmasterly

(ˌhɛdˈmæstəlɪ)
adj
(Education) typical of the duties and behaviour of a headmaster
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But there were also concerns that his robust, high-intensity methods, and no-nonsense headmasterly style of coaching was beginning to wear out his players.
The players appreciated a less strict and disciplinarian approach with Clement - with a background in teaching - having a more headmasterly quality, and came to enjoy his more light-hearted approach and being greeted by a smiling face when they reported for duty.
Agbonlahor didn't take kindly to Houllier's headmasterly ways, while the experienced Frenchman was not over-enamoured with the striker's attitude.
There have been quite a few, ranging from Kumble's 'headmasterly' style of functioning to the demand of pay rise that sought to seal not just a Rs 7.5 crore salary for the coach but a proportionate jump every time the skipper would be rewarded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which must have upset Kohli as well as the board.
Osundare also uses lexical cramping, for instance "fromswamptosavannah," blending as in "moonechoes" (Moonsongs), neologism as in "unveils" (Songs of the Marketplace), "untrousered" (A Nib in the Pond), "foresings" (Songs of the Marketplace), "headmasterly" (The Eye of the Earth), "shadesome" (Days); onomatopoeia like "onibanbantiba" (Waiting Laughters), "some into gba/some into gbu some into gbaagbuu/mehunmutapa" (Midlife).
Especially when he's playing a headmasterly type in the early 20th century.
Presented in an almost headmasterly fashion by the programme's producer William G Stewart, this was hugely enjoyable because of that simplicity.
Descriptions of Richard Hill's management style as headmasterly are not unheard of in rugby circles, yet Ollie Frost might have provided the piece of evidence that cements his head coach's reputation - a homework diary.