frostily


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without warmth or enthusiasm

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In a rerun of previous failed efforts at bridging sectarian and ethnic divisions, Shi'ite, Sunni and Kurdish leaders met behind closed doors and then stood frostily before cameras as Maliki's Shi'ite predecessor Ibrahim al-Jaafari read a statement denouncing "terrorist powers" and supporting Iraqi sovereignty.
Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying reacted frostily to Biden's comment, saying it amounted to "intentionally taking a biased position".
Even Ebenezer Scrooge, the frostily intimidating master of the counting-house, is humanized by this redemptive state, restored to moral health by the three ghosts who conspire to renew all the sympathetic attachments that he has so conscientiously sundered in his waking life.
In Sunday's season premiere, Lady Mary frostily informed Carson the butler that he had overstepped the mark in urging her to move past her grief over her husband's death and get more involved in running the estate.
The leaders of Ukraine and Russia clinched the deal at talks in the Kremlin that appeared to begin frostily but ended with them rubbing shoulders and laughing at a ceremony where documents were signed on reducing trade barriers for Ukraine.
But an Osborne ally responded frostily last night, saying only: "Brian Binley is entitled to his view.
When Michelle Obama launched her Let's Move program to encourage physical fitness, nutritionist Marion Nestle frostily accused the first lady of having "given up on encouraging food companies to make healthier products and stop marketing junk foods to kids.
I pointed out, frostily, that my wife can hoover the stair carpet in 15 seconds while, at the same time, wrestling with Sunday dinner.
Governmental bodies still remain frostily supercilious toward the ideology of street art, a term that carries connotations of anarchic vandalism and has become, paradoxically, restrictive, when considering the expansive practices of most artists working within it.
So Qatari and Turkish business delegations have been feted; Russian and Chinese visitors have been greeted frostily.
Shi'ite Iran, another close ally of Turkey, has reacted frostily to Ankara's decision to host a NATO early-warning radar system.
But when Ransome breezed in, it was only to complain, frostily refusing any offer of refreshment before marching out again.
Moreover, he is not even ashamed of his work and believes that it's a service to the men who don't want to hire streetwalkers, and to his middle-class, ambitious and frostily pragmatic college friends.
Strange that in this light, in which even the dearest love is frostily assessed, and even the possible defeat of our half-waking world is contemplated without remission of praise, the human crisis does not lose but gains significance.