They have a sharp, shrewish
look, which I do not like at all; and in her air altogether there is a self-sufficiency without fashion, which is intolerable.
Poyser was elderly or shrewish
in her appearance; she was a good-looking woman, not more than eight-and-thirty, of fair complexion and sandy hair, well-shapen, light-footed.
Fame and Honor call No shrewish
teares shall fill your eye When the sword-hilt's in our hand, -- Heart-whole we'll part, and no whit sighe For the fayrest of the land; Let piping swaine, and craven wight, Thus weepe and poling crye, Our business is like men to fight.
Momaya, being of a short temper and of another people, had little respect for the witch-doctor of her husband's tribe, and so, when he suggested that a further payment of two more fat goats would doubtless enable him to make stronger medicine, she promptly loosed her shrewish
tongue upon him, and with such good effect that he was glad to take himself off with his zebra's tail and his pot of magic.
This Miggs was a tall young lady, very much addicted to pattens in private life; slender and shrewish
, of a rather uncomfortable figure, and though not absolutely ill-looking, of a sharp and acid visage.
It was natural for four reasons: firstly, because Mrs Quilp being a young woman and notoriously under the dominion of her husband ought to be excited to rebel; secondly, because Mrs Quilp's parent was known to be laudably shrewish
in her disposition and inclined to resist male authority; thirdly, because each visitor wished to show for herself how superior she was in this respect to the generality of her sex; and forthly, because the company being accustomed to acandalise each other in pairs, were deprived of their usual subject of conversation now that they were all assembled in close friendship, and had consequently no better employment than to attack the common enemy.
Will the fight against male supremacy prove too much as Petruchio attempts to control his notoriously shrewish
Special praise for concertmaster Frank-Michael Erben, his tiny solos in Don Juan sweet-toned, and his huge ones in Ein Heldenleben equally so, despite the often vicious ferocity of Strauss's writing in these depictions of his shrewish
This episode drives the novel's "narrative" and animates Caitriona Paudeen--and explains her shrewish
, manipulative, abrasive behavior for the remainder of her life above and below ground.
Rounding out the cast are the bride-to-be's asthmatic mother; the shrewish
bourgeois woman who will soon be Salma's terrifying mother-in-law and her daughter; a young woman who seems moments away from giving birth, and her sister; a stone-face woman who's a veteran divorcee and Christine's young daughter.
The Taming of the Shrew tells the story of Katherina, a shrewish
girl whom nobody wants to marry because of her attitude, and Petruchio, a clever and dashing man who accepts the challenge, marries her and softens her with his love.
And of course there's Cedric (Hart), the height-impaired lothario -- now on a trial separation from his shrewish
wife, Gail (Wendy Williams) -- who mistakenly assumes the role of Michael's best man for the wedding and impulsively books a lavish hotel suite, complete with a private British butler, that he thinks is $4,000 a night but actually costs 10 times that.