CAROLINE O'Shea is a gratingly
loud woman whose achievements in life amount to one O-level and an eating disorder.
In contrast to Skittone, with his patronizing smile and gratingly
cheerful demeanor, she seemed competent and genuinely nice.
3 Ironically enough, Ugre}i3/4 indulges in the same kind of generalizations in Have a Nice Day (1993) when she turns her Eastern gaze on the American cult of the "organizer," joggers, television, advertising, and an all-pervasive, gratingly
superficial American happiness.
I feel irritated when he says "the odds of reward", although I don't know why, and I feel gratingly
irritated when he says "they've entered the go-zone".
In general, though, the performances are on the bland side, the orchestrations gratingly
Instead, The Swan of Tuonela--a gratingly
popular work--was performed.
With all the spontaneity of Kabuki theater, and a level of self-congratulation unmatched by Disney/Cap Cities annual reports, Wall Street Week follows a rigidly ritualized format, presided over by its harlequin-faced and gratingly
smug host, Louis Rukeyser.
She doesn't veer towards being gratingly
chirpy, despite being a go-getter reporter with a nose for news.
This is no less than an arrangement of the Brahms Violin Concerto, regarded by many as among the world's greatest, but one which Lazic feels was written slightly gratingly
against the violin, when Brahms always composed at the piano.
Yet there she is, all snooty and gratingly
enamoured with her own special place in the world, disregarding the fact that her major life achievement to date has been to snare a pensioner.
You know something is wrong when Tom finally reacts to Rachel's gratingly
sunny disposition with the regretful admission that he's hired a hit man to kill her, and pleads with her to run away before he shows up.
Of course he's got a lot to run from - Pennant-Rea is just ghastly (by which I mean superb) as the gratingly
girly, high-maintenance Sibyl, who Elyot has chosen as an antidote to the type of passion which tore him and his first wife apart.