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Pert

(pûrt), Candace Beebe Born 1946.
American biochemist noted for her study of brain chemicals and the locations of their receptors.
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EBB pertly reported the incident to her sister-in-law Sarianna: "Thackeray has turned me out of the 'Cornhill' for indecency, but did it so prettily and kindly that I, who am forgiving, sent him another poem" (May 11, 1861; Letters, 2:443).
It would be a woman sitting pertly dressed up in a brightly colored suit, matching scarf, and heels, or a man in Birkenstocks with a small statue of Buddha on his desk.
She exudes an authentic bygone aura with her bobbed hair and pertly primped shoulders.
He had come forward for his kiss, for which she offered her tilted cheek, so pertly; and for this he had to stoop a good six inches.
In one such room in the Executive Inn show, that of Chris Lehmann (25627 Hwy 6, Benton, CA 93512), nice calcite (among other) specimens which Chris had dug were on view, and I picked up a pertly perfect, extremely attractive thumbnail for all of five dollars.
Why is it that some performances we hear are pertly competent, technically impressive and even stylistically correct, but leave no lasting impression?
Virginia Woolf, naughty witches, and pertly coiffed sociopaths.
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Once her triumph is secure, the camera, like the text, abandons Shylock for the victors; Collins pertly handles Balthazar's request for Bassanio's ring and nicely conveys her satisfaction when he refuses to part with it; she then skillfully swallows her disappointment when he changes his mind--at Antonio's urging--and chases after her, by gondola, to deliver it up.
Just in that Balanchine and, partnering a pertly musical Wiles, in the new staging by Anna-Marie Holmes of the Grand Pas Classique from Raymonda.
She sits pertly, repeating three notes with her left hand.
In a Time magazine article about Emma Tenayuca's labor organizing in Texas, the author writes, "Since her husband, Homer Brooks, former Communist nominee for Governor of Texas, lives in Houston, their marital life is confined to irregular weekends, but Emma Tenayuca declares pertly, 'I love my husband and am a good cook'" ("La Pasionaria de Texas," Time, February 28, 1938, 17).