Of all the dramas in American history, the Civil War is the gaudiest
, most violent, and--to a great many people who make reverent pilgrimages to its sites and re-enact its battles--uniquely magical in its aura.
Or why, irrespective of all latitudes and longitudes, does the name of the White Sea exert such a spectralness over the fancy, while that of the Yellow Sea lulls us with mortal thoughts of long lacquered mild afternoons on the waves, followed by the gaudiest
and yet sleepiest of sunsets?
In the larger context of the Great Depression, however, the Kreuger affair proved to be a flash in the pan, and Kreuger himself merely the gaudiest
of a generation of financial hucksters who had built phantom fortunes in the inflationary economy of the Roaring Twenties.
Even the gaudiest
array of private-consumption goods, by itself, cannot sustain a flourishing society.
John's Division III College since 1949 and currently sports the gaudiest
winning record in captivity: 443-120-11.
When a culture appears in its gaudiest
and flimsiest garments, when its people are least able to understand the good and fine in their past and present--that is the time that an alien and nihilistic creed can triumph.
As well as the gaudiest
Christmas decs you ever did see (blame the kid for that one, not me) I bought everything from tea towels to tea-light holders.
On her dressing table the two gaudiest
, chunks of blue glass encrusted with dead marine life.
Most also had several living rooms, each with a specific purpose: one for family, another for regular guests, the gaudiest
for important visitors.
I like the simple lights in the windows; my kids go for the gaudiest
yard they can find.
example is the New York Yankees, who collect $75 million a season from running a team-owned sports channel, the YES Network.
How wonderful and in prime place in the Capital of Culture's World Heritage site.It's about as appropriate as the brightest tiara of the shiniest fairy on top of the gaudiest
and bawdiest Christmas tree with artificial snow and all the trimmings on Southport beach in the middle of July.
Fitzgerald called the "Jazz Age" the "greatest, gaudiest
spree in history," and it has long epitomized the hedonism of a youth culture wary of Victorian strictures and morality.
So get down to Thresher for a slab of wife-beater, dust off your gaudiest
oversized polyester shirt, clear your lungs and get ready to cheer on the finest the world of arrers has to offer from the Circus Tavern at Purfleet, all from the comfort of your front room.
"We have two boys from Tanya's first marriage, Louie, 10, and eight-year-old Jake, and their bedroom is full of flashing coloured lights and the gaudiest