priggish


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Like Bernardo Bertolucci's repressed conformist, the priggish Mario, who once rejected his coworker's advances because he deemed her sleeping with other men "bad, very bad," reveals his inner fascist, methodically walling up the past, at one with the new regime.
Edward Said was too priggish to be able to see this for the comic masterpiece that it is
55PM A remake of The Philadelphia Story, about the wedding of Tracy Lord to priggish George Kittredge.
The heroine is slow to recognize her dilemma as she casts off potential suitors, among them the wealthy, if priggish, Percy Gryce, and instead flirts with the relatively poor but intellectually attractive would-be hero Lawrence Selden.
There's both bathos and pathos in Erod's characterization, in which Beckmesser comes across as a narrow-minded, priggish boor, though one whose weaknesses elicit some sympathy.
Among the funniest parts of the film is a dinner scene where Christine, still battling the curse, finds herself face to face with her boyfriend's priggish parents.
He sees something priggish in Emerson's refusal to take a morning stroll while church services are being held.
You're welcome" would sound priggish or self-important.
The Post editorial board member authored the 2007 book "Nanny State: How Food Fascists, Teetotaling Do-Gooders, Priggish Moralists, and other Boneheaded Bureaucrats are Turning America into a Nation of Children.
In the film East of Eden, every right-minded cinema-goer surely roots for the brooding Caleb (his being James Dean helps) in his violent punching of his priggish sibling Aaron, complacently confident of divine favour.
com), a Denver Post staff columnist, is the author of Nanny State: How Food Fascists, Teetotaling Do-Gooders, Priggish Moralists, and other Boneheaded Bureaucrats are Turning America Into a Nation of Children (Doubleday/Broadway).
In learning how to let go he also learns to take chances and stand up for himself, particularly against the priggish military commander (David Morrissey) who overcompensates for his own insecurities by bossing the young boy around.
And illustrations to Jane Eyre and also Wide Sargasso Sea show Mr Rochester with a typically priggish, cruel expression, and the women more sympathetically.
As much as I hated waste, contemplating the bruin's recent diet, and age most importantly, it more or less turned me priggish.
Women are certainly allowed in, and the game has been adopted by the hip and cool from footballers through to celebs and arty types, providing plenty of eye candy of both sexes out on the course, although those dress dictats still seem priggish and outmoded.