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short-winded

(shôrt′wĭn′dĭd)
adj.
1. Breathing with quick labored breaths.
2. Likely to have difficulty in breathing, especially from exertion.
3. Brief and succinct.
4. Choppy; disconnected.
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These settings of Marvell, Dryden and Tennyson are short-winded in structure, drawing upon great role-models (even a sub-Mahlerian waltz at one point), but making little impact on their own terms.
However the exercise left him a little short-winded, as he only managed to reach 110.5 dB.
In those early days, the more extended essays in the magazine tended toward the tentative and short-winded, the first steps, it seemed, in taking the measure of an art world seen from an unaccustomed West Coast vantage point.
A noted early 20th century state judicial reformer, New Jersey Chief Justice Arthur Vanderbilt, pointed out that judicial reform is not a sport for the short-winded. Nor is it for the faint of heart and quick-fix artists.
In a 1988 review of Speed the Plow, for instance, he says that David Mamet's "short-winded plays keep playing into the hands of the monsters he's putting down." But Mamet himself almost certainly knows that; he's just experimenting with more ruthless cultural and self-critiques than Rogoff is comfortable validating.
While the paper's initial announcement declared a five-year commitment, further involvement has proven once again that school reform is not a sport for the short-winded. The effort to ensure that our schools are properly teaching every child to read will be a priority at The Times for at least a decade.
The opening of Presque transi, a piece in which the pauses between phrases carry so much of the expressive weight, comes over sounding a bit short-winded, though the contrapuntal delicacy of the work's second section is beautifully realized.
I recognize that pursuing professionalism is no sport for the short-winded. It requires constancy, commitment and all the resources available within the organized bar.
So it was that, at age 60, King Shabaka, short-winded and feeling cheated, lived alongside but not exactly with his Queen, who - if the truth be told - often asked Allah to sneeze her into the afterworld where her faith and loving kindness would be better appreciated.
The overall impression that is left with the reader after having read the contents of this piece, and the other contributions to this edited volume, is that the task of developing better human rights data, as Shestack once said of the quest for human rights in general, "|is not a sport for the short-winded.'"(6) (1.) Thomas B.
In fact plenty, if not most, of the art works produced here in Cairo fall short of their potential due to the short-winded, or perhaps short-sighted, execution by their creators.
Glass's opera is short, and, given its epic subject, short-winded. Nor does the music, which too often seems off the shelf, cohere stylistically.