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(grit)
Denotes the size of a particle found on the surface of abrasive materials.
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But I hear it through gritted teeth: "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it." The darkness may seem strong.
Libertas founder and No campaigner Declan Ganley said many people voted Yes "through gritted teeth".
As The Times of India opined recently, "...admitting India into the global nuclear fold - albeit grudgingly and with gritted teeth in some cases - is now deemed to be more beneficial than keeping India as a permanent outsider."
Whether conducted through gritted teeth on the shop floor or through raised eyebrows in the boardroom, workplace conflict can reduce production and quality and increase the risk of litigation.
This was certainly something different which took several days of muscle and gritted teeth."
an artificial [cheeriness], one with gritted teeth, that conveys a threat as well." In case that mood eluded you, the first room also included a single photograph, a version of an image Richter has used before, showing World War II-era RAF warplanes.
Both performances of Paquita, staged for PNB with a certain Soviet vulgarity in 1989 by Yelena Vinogradova, had their imperfections: Thursday Barker seemed to be grinning through gritted teeth, but she danced the pas de deux seamlessly.
"The reformer" he writes through gritted teeth, "continues to bear a sense of great responsibility to his family and supporters for his mistake in permitting a chain of events to be set up that would make a continuation of a serious national campaign of ideas, issues, and reforms impossible."
However, Bob urges the freed jailbird to make peace with her sister, which she does with gritted teeth. But, at Scarlett's welcome home party, the two sisters secretly snipe at one another while keeping up appearances.
PRAISE meted out by me to Aussie sportsmen is given begrudgingly and through gritted teeth. They have a very cocky attitude to winning and an unedifying knack of rubbing the noses of the vanquished further in the mire.
ANDY Murray fought with gritted teeth and weary limbs to hold onto his number one dreams and reach his first final at the ATP World Tour Finals.
Last Wednesday was no exception, and for a good five hours I followed the debate on the bombing of Syria, and from the outset the members who supported the motion were convinced that bombing and killing was the way forward to peace, which they emphasised with gritted teeth and clenched fists while focusing on the PM nodding in support.