A bomb could demolish just half a home, rendering one side a pile of debris, while exposing but not damaging a bedroom that revealed zippers under a bed, the eiderdown almost unrumpled
, the dressing-table untouched, powders and perfumes unharmed.
For men, a clean, unrumpled
, conservative suit that fits is always correct.
Mary looked very good and sweet, unrumpled
and clean, sitting on the board beside Laura.
When he's done his honey-thieving at her matrix, whirs free, leaving, she closes, still tall, chill, unrumpled
on her stem.
They're still in place, pristinely folded and unrumpled
. I'm giving my friends the benefit of the doubt and assuming that they do wash their hands; but apparently they dry them on the face or bath towels on the racks, on the seat of their pants, or possibly a piece of toilet tissue.
Within the framework of these basic shapes, various linear rhythms cut back and forth across the figure: the inside edge of the wing, echoing the circular form of the halo, runs smoothly into the line of the stole; the liturgical bands fall from side to side, unforeshortened and unrumpled
, creating a two-dimensional pattern analogous to that developed in the equestrian figure; and the vertical of the central band is deflected through the saint's foot into the twisting spine of the dragon, and thence back along the straight diagonal of the spear.
As an actress, a model and a celebrity who has never knowingly left a red carpet unrumpled
, Liz has always delivered.
When he's done his honey-thieving at her matrix, whirs free leaving, she closes, still tall, chill, unrumpled
on her stem.
In perpetuating the dream of a golden-age post-World War II America - where homes and lives were ordered in rows, where fathers wore ties and got home unrumpled
every evening for dinner with the family, and mom's apron was never smudged despite her kitchen duties, and boys played baseball and tag and, reluctantly, the piano, and girls read books and talked on the phone and slapped any stray male hand - let's not forget the reality of the kids you were told not to play with, the people who could not be invited to dinner, the topics that could never be discussed, the Sears-sized catalogue of actions that were "shameful" and "unforgivable" and "unmentionable." Would anyone really trade the present, disheveled as it is, for that speciously safe, ignorant, constricted past?
"She is always unrumpled
. On post, her first thought has always been to take care of the young wives and the troops.