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barely satisfying a lower standard

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The Hardscrabble site was purchased based on these characteristics, and they have served as a good foundation.
His stories offer humor and pathos, as well as compelling insights into the denizens of the region and their complicated, hardscrabble lives.
Brown Dog, a hardscrabble, cheerful Indian from Michigan's Upper Peninsula, has appeared in some of Harrison's novella collections, including The Woman Lit by Fireflies (1990) and The Farmer's Daughter (2009).
As in his memorable 2009 immigrant drama "Children of Invention," Chun follows a single mother forced to take extreme measures in the wake of dire economic circumstances; the result evinces a decent sense of atmosphere and a deep-rooted sympathy with hardscrabble lives, but trades in genre conventions too hackneyed and familiar to register with much impact.
If You Build It explores the notion that planting the seeds for creative problem-solving could one day help revitalize even America's most hardscrabble communities.
Billy Crystal and John Goodman return as Mike (the small green round one) and Sulley (the big blue hairy one) and are joined by Helen Mirren as Dean Hardscrabble (half cockroach, half dragon).
Billy Crystal and John Goodman reprise their roles as the wise-cracking Mike and lovable Sulley, with Dame Helen Mirren providing the voice of Dean Hardscrabble, the legendary scarer and dean of the School of Scaring at Monsters University.
And then there's the formidable nature of Helen Mirren's Dean Hardscrabble, a tough-talking leader with a face like a nibbled chocolate bourbon biscuit.
The rivals'' fates rest on an end-of-term exam, which must be passed or Dean Hardscrabble (Helen Mirren) will expel them from the course.
Although wide-eyed and ready to learn, Wazowski's plans to become a professional 'Scarer' are soon derailed when he crosses paths with Sulley (John Goodman) and the formidable Hardscrabble.
It is a classy romp packed with wacky monsters and great comedy moments, with Helen Mirren wonderful as the voice of the terrifying college head Dean Hardscrabble.
The songs on 1982's Nebraska, which feature everyday characters dealing with hardscrabble circumstances and life choices, inspired Chicago's Tympanic Theatre Company to pair 11 playwrights with 10 directors and create a Boss-worthy theatrical event titled Deliver Us' from Nowhere: Tales from Nebraska.
8 Diamante in Hot Springs Village, Fort Smith's Hardscrabble Country Club (No.
Both companies had offices on Hardscrabble Road in Auburn at the time of the purchase.
Four hardscrabble dancers bang up against a wooden wall in between boisterous games and tender moments.