hair-raising

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extremely alarming

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Would-be assassins, brandishing nail bombs, grenade launchers and machine-guns, have come hair-raisingly close to killing President Shevardnadze, known in the world for helping to end the Cold War when he was Mikhail Gorbachev's foreign minister, twice i n the last three years.
CEE's next concert on Sunday includes repertoire staples by Wagner, Liszt and Beethoven (the hair-raisingly difficult and exposing Symphony no.
Brand's phone call to Jonathan Ross during the show was hair-raisingly risky - not for but for the station, and more for Jonathan Ross.
The result, if you install one, is a hair-raisingly fast game with all the hallmarks of a great arcade-style experience.
Several reports from the early 1970s about the appalling conditions and hair-raisingly callous and patronizing attitudes of doctors and nurses in the public wards of the Rotunda maternity hospital help put into perspective what might otherwise seem a somewhat abstract feminist debate (on the pros and cons of the neologism "Ms," or the advantages of the "little black dress"), engaged in by middle-class writers for equally well-heeled readers; one might argue, perhaps, that there wasn't quite enough of that sort of first-hand reporting about every-day conditions on the ground.
Key moments such as the opening in the depths of the Rhine, in which the strings climb hair-raisingly out of the murky brass to the brilliant first note by Woglinde, the descent into Nibelheim, and the entrance of the gods into Valhalla are the work of a major orchestra and a conductor with a dramatic gift rivaling Solti's.
It was not he on his own authority who proclaimed this infallible rejection of the ordination of women as priests (or even as deacons), which most Catholics find incomprehensible and most non-catholics find hair-raisingly incredible.
Bravura elements were hair-raisingly electrifying, but there were notable passages of heart-stopping solos from cello and horn, when the piano accompaniment threatened to overshadow lovely playing.
Two narrow lanes most of the way, it snakes along the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, transporting a river of buses, trucks, cars, three-wheeled tuk-tuks, motorbikes, and bicycles, all of them weaving hair-raisingly among the livestock, dogs, humans, and other forms of life.
From the hair-raisingly lovely a cappella renditions of the traditional Sussex song "Bright Shining Morning" and of an obscure Christmas carol titled "Shepherds Arise" to surprisingly effective similar treatments of Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are a-Changin'" and the Marty Robbins country weeper "At the End of a Long, Lonely Day," the pure vocal numbers are the album's clear highlights.
Enjoy Halloween a bit longer with these hair-raisingly horror-ific reads.
The whole point about this series, apart from the fact that it's hair-raisingly close, is that it's being conducted in a hard-but-fair manner that provides a perfect example of how sport should be.