dandyish


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affecting extreme elegance in dress and manner

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An aggressive warrior who believes in well-organized frontal assaults, he differs from his second in command, Longstreet, who prefers defensive maneuvers, and from Pickett, a dandyish tyro whose hunger for military action fuels his famous, doomed charge across an open field.
Add to this the protagonists' dandyish exotic dress (Bronterre O'Brien's dramatic black cloak, Feargus O'Connor's elegant waistcoats, any number of young men's Byronic open collars), and some are suspected of having been unscrupulous demagogues; as a consequence, the students may miss the meaning of their messages.
Elsewhere there was a delightful cameo from Chris Britton as the dandyish rival barber Pirelli and Oliver Marriage was suitably seedy as the creepy Judge Turpin, whose perverted attentions to Sweeney's daughter drives the malevolent barber over the edge.
Amid the ritual humiliation, we got practical tips on the perils of under-mixing and over-beating, plus some fairly interesting stuff on the ancient significance of cake, dubbed "sexy bread" by a suitably dandyish historian.
Glick sets out to reconsider both the figure of the dandy and dandyish writings in light of the last century's developments in capitalism--in the promulgation of desires of all kinds, but including the sexual, through the marketplace, and in the consequent identification of even the sexual minority member as consumer.
of dandyish pose in this inveterate and supremely gifted blasphemer of
Disraeli was Jewish, a self-made novelist with a preference for dandyish clothes.
In this case the fat man was a butcher from Wagga Wagga in Australia who ballooned to nearly thirty stone in the course of his long campaign to prove himself Sir Roger Tichborne, a slim dandyish aristocrat and heir to the Tichborne estate, presumed to have died at sea many years previous to the Claimant's appearance on the public stage in 1865.
The queer figures of the male mother, the dandyish fancier, the "obsessive taxonomist" (554), the student of extinct and forgotten species, and the collector of nature's odd variations all allow for a "break from teleological sexuality" and point the way toward "thinking beyond rigid attachment to fixed or immutable forms of embodiment" (569).
However, the magazine's avant-garde credentials should not be exaggerated: unlike the dandyish Yellow Book, Ford's English Review cultivated the patrician tone of the Victorian "higher journalism," hinting at connections with influential political elites.
Unlike some modern moralities of "self-actualization," the fashioning or paideia of the self that Stoicism speaks of is not some kind of self-centered, dandyish aesthetics of the self; it is an arduous under taking that calls for an overcoming of the natural self and that must be guided by universal moral principles or decreta.
Zip Coon, a mainstay in early minstrelsy, was a character often performed wearing similar tight pants and dandyish garb, a citified counterpoint to the "bulging eyes, jutting hips, loose facial expressions, and elongated, flapping feet" of the raggedly-clad Jim Crow character.
But underneath his trademark dandyish ivory suit, pop journalism, and self-publicizing lies a deeply moral, traditional, and conservative ethos.
DID you see when the dandyish star took his 'brand' of humour across the pond for the MTV Awards?