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For industrial-era folk attaching a merely metaphorical sense to the idea of man being made in God's image, Joseph Smith had something more bracingly literal in mind.
As an account of constitutional development, Judge Posner's bracingly realist commentary is largely correct in its analysis.
Thus the chapter entitled 'Scientific Perspectives on Spatial Acoustics,' while largely concerned with the design of concert halls, includes a bracingly flank discussion of the difficulties of studying auditory spatial awareness.
For one thing, his unaccustomed exposure to challenge, so bracingly on view in the new Democratic-controlled Congress in the past few days, may prove as healthy for the administration as it is for the nation.
Will mass democracy, cynicism, and irreverence (including "often bracingly American" impertinence) render the Master/student order an impossibility?
He is honoured there now with a thrilling exhibition, bracingly revisionist in its assessment of the man and his art.
This memory of connecting the dots, the discovery that learning is fun, shocking, and bracingly clear is a feeling I want my young friends and family members to experience as well.
I will smash the old LDP and forge ahead with a new LDP,'' he said bracingly.
She was the wife of the British Ambassador to Turkey in the early 18th century, and a bracingly unconventional woman who heard of a technique practised by peasant women to protect against the smallpox.
Next comes quite a change of pace, the quirky herky-jerky Four Pieces by Alban Berg, sounding like music from the moon, bracingly refreshing.
Where this booty ended up is the subject of a recent and bracingly well-documented book by Sterling and Peggy Seagrave called Gold Warriors: America's Secret Recovery of Yamashita's Gold--which includes a note from the authors listing the precautions they have taken should they be murdered.
Flipping through predictable pieties, I find on one the bracingly ungrateful comment: "Yoko Ono sucks.
Natarajan's point that the history of ideas is neither subordinate to nor conflatable with social and political history is bracingly corrective, but surely it does not follow that the history of ideas is independent of these other contexts.
While I can certainly interpret the meaning of their project as a whole, the individuals involved were a mixed bag -- appallingly innocent, contemptibly complacent, bracingly pragmatic, and deeply idealistic -- and thus impossible to characterize collectively.
Perhaps most bracingly accurate is Brian Brivati's description of the minimalist outlook of new/"new"/New Labour: "power is the central currency and objective of the Government" (p.