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Not from the music, though, which tends to provoke the visceral rushing of adrenalin and a jerkily futile attempt at sympathetic head-nodding and toe-tapping.
Just think of all that footage of the besuited Shaikh Ali Salman, "snudging" where every cameraman can see him, mobile phone to his ear, manquA that he is - index finger jerkily hectoring another poor disciple at the other end of the call.
without any emotion regarding what had happened, any terror at the proximity of death, I spent a long while staring at my toes, which I was moving jerkily back and forth, with the gestures of a marionette .
Ashkenazy, diminutive and jerkily hyperactive (his conducting technique, quite the reverse of the austere Pierre Boulez, will never be a rolemodel), drew from what appears to be a rejuvenated Philharmonia both a remarkable depth of sonority and well-pointed athleticism.
If this implies that the mouse had been running in the same direction ever since it was very young, we could compare it to the case of the human speaker in "Wish to be a Red Indian" who says: "If one were only an Indian, instantly alert, and on a racing horse, leaning against the wind, kept on quivering jerkily over the quivering ground, until one shed one's spurs, for there needed no spurs, threw away the reins, for there needed no reins, and hardly saw that the land before one was smoothly shorn heath when horse's neck and head would be already gone" (Kafka 390).
Kuduro is trancelike and choreographed, traditional and improvised, rhythmic and jerkily uncoordinated.
Okay, jerkily steady--but it's not bulling up or bearing down.
Native Americans strung a fox skin on a cord between two trees and drew it jerkily back and forth to attract waterfowl.
Memories, of course, will fade, apart from the memories of those who lost loved ones or those who have spent these recent days in fear and anger; but until the next incident, what chance is there of action that is something other than ad hoc and jerkily reactive?
particularly nasty black hole, jerkily pacing back and forth, moaning a
Loemij (who used to be a member of Rosas, celebrated Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker's dance company) throws herself jerkily into bodily contradictions, with backward circular steps confusing the dance's temporal progression, along with surprising moments of seeming exit from the performance.
The lever moves a little jerkily on the automatic side but its simple nudging forward or backwards in manual mode is much more direct.
The car was riding jerkily in low gear over the rough track which was our farm road.
This time housemates were more aware of what they were in for, plus we could watch them walk into the house live, albeit slowly and jerkily, thanks to new invention the internet.
In town, the diddy two-seater still struggles in auto, switching cogs laboriously and sometimes jerkily, but somehow this passes you by when you''re in nose-to-tail crush hour.