blondness


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Synonyms for blondness

the property of having a naturally light complexion

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The mayor explains to Maria that despite having been born in Africa, Manuel does not belong; his blondness "brings back luck", "asks to be pillaged ...
"Blondness awakens desire, probably because of the ambivalence it carries, from innocence to perversion, " said organiser Marie-Camille Bouchindomme.
The striking blondness, the face, the eyes, the mouth were the same" (83).
The whiteness of the apartment of Kern's lover, or the blondness of Auguste's girlfriend Karin, connote a deceptiveness of surface.
Christy and I don't get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day." The effent of these shifts in the fashion industry and its new emphasis on blondness, as acknowledged by high profile models such as Veronica Webb--the first black model to receive a cosmetics contract--was the alienation of black models from fashion runways by the 1990s.
She's tried all sorts of bleaches in a quest for blondness but even the strongest ones only turn her mop of curls red.
"Tina Brown breathes new life into the saga of this royal 'icon of blondness' by astutely revealing just how powerful, and how marketable, her story became in the age of modern celebrity journalism.
SUMMER BLONDNESS The garden acknowledges that blond is the natural color of summer in California.
(6) The whitening of her teeth, coupled with a toothier smile, is also part of the iconography of blondness, at least in Farrah Fawcett, whose hair and smile (and athletic body) reached iconic status in her Charlie's Angels (ABC, 1976-1981) rise to fame.
The work relies on our disappointment at being given only these suggestive, disembodied gestures, rather than Kim Novak's uncanny blondness. The same thing happens in left is right and right is wrong and left is wrong and right is right, 1999, a split-screen projection of Otto Preminger's Whirlpool (1949), in which alternating frames are placed adjacent in a Rorschach flip, making the whole film stutter.
(11) Not for the last time, too, an ironic equation is suggested between the empire of odor and ideas, (12) and the striking blondness of Sam and his sister Jo, "that 'great blond beast'" (132) according to Henny, further aligns him with an Aryan, fascist model.
Schauer produced a comprehensive, honest, 206-page report, which identified Goethe's ties to the anti-Catholic movement, his racist views about Mexicans, his opposition to immigration from non-European countries, and his preference for "Protestantism, and tallness, blondness, blue-eyedness." Schauer concluded that Goethe "may have contributed to the racial hatred so predominant in America during the 1950s and 1960s through the publication of his eugenic pamphlets." His 1976 report was shelved, never discussed with the university community (Schauer, 1976: 143, 149; Platt, 2004).