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Synonyms for nervily

in a brash cheeky manner

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Davis nervily inhabits obsessive and haunted personas, her intonation shifting with unsettling precision from the sly to the sinister.
Nervily, Hall doesn't wink at viewers to make his character likable, though he has some great comic scenes, particularly when Rita rescues him from unwanted sex; his phony rueful reaction is cheeky.
Not surprisingly, he started somewhat nervily, perhaps unsettled by his opponent Kevin Hopper playing barefoot
The film, up to this point, has been jokey; the plot turn is lurid and improbable; and yet Thurman goes all out to play the moment as if it's real, while Tarantino nervily prolongs the scene to give the horror time to sink in.
The beautifully-achieved conclusion here should serve as an object-lesson to composers who take the easy expedient of merely slicing off their music in mid-discourse: William Attwood in his Caillouteux (here receiving its UK premiere), an interesting collision of dynamics and register with a scurrying poltergeist bass clarinet, and Tansy Davies in her nervily interactive Undertow.
Which also is why a 64-year-old fine art photographer like Joel Meyerowitz became the unlikely chronicler of the chaos, nervily yet respectfully muscling his way into the site with his huge view camera, to create the historical record in large format.
The portrait of a young, sweet-looking college boy with a pretty wife facing the Soviets down and nervily avoiding nuclear war gave the crisis an extra terrifying edge then, and endows it with a special poignancy now.
Hitchcock keeps some of this intact-the early scenes between Robert Walker's Bruno and Farley Granger's Guy are nervily, disconcertingly flirtatious-but refuses to explore it further.
Things started nervily, with just four minutes gone when Alex Song mis-controlled the ball under pressure from Loic Remy, who briefly looked as though he would have a clear run on goal.
Handsome and nervily charismatic, he's a star in the traditional leading-man sense of the word, and while his CV is formidable, studded as it is with a veritable who's who of French auteurs (Chabrol, Tavernier, Denis, Assayas), he seems equally at home with more mainstream fare.