roguishness


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the trait of indulging in disreputable pranks

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"How about some adventure?," I ask, striking a rather dashing pose of outdoorsy roguishness.
Exploding with energy and lovable roguishness, the quirky rockers performed a 20-piece set that turned into one long, loud, bawdy singalong.
It is really astonishing how, to a much greater extent than Sao Paulo, Rio conserves within its vibrant roguishness as an international city a sort of ruralism and a static traditional character.
The Spencer Tracey vehicle is loosely based on James Michael Curley, who parlayed his man-of-the-people roguishness into a near-lifetime tenure as mayor of Boston, defying the decades of institutional prejudice against the Irish.
Fortier puts much emphasis throughout on the pliability of equity, or what John Selden referred to as its roguishness. For Selden, concerned that England's courts of equity could put aside or undermine the rule of common law, the problem with equity was that it left to an individual judge's conscience whether or not a given law should be honored.
Such people go over there [to the Lands of Idolatry]; and in order to cover up their infamy and roguishness [they] tell [the Inquisition (?)] a thousand lies and falsehoods against noble and virtuous persons whom they are not even worthy to serve, and from whom they [the rogues] have received many benefits [in the Jewish Diaspora].
French audiences can no doubt feel and share some of the emotions they portray--the adventurousness, the nervous roguishness. It is doubtful, however, that French viewers, who come from a spiritual tradition divided between freethinking and mainstream Roman Catholicism, can digest the temptations and travails at work in independent, spontaneous, inspirational, charismatic, indirect-contact-with-God individuals operating outside any clerical hierarchy.
Like Jim, hypnotized by a tire-eater in Mexico City, the destroyed personalities in these stories are an alloy of naivete and roguishness. You feel sorry for them, but they also scare you.
The old rascally patriarch in The Brothers Karamazov is, of course, Fedor Pavlovich Karamazov, who could probably vie with Flem Snopes for the title in sheer roguishness and utter lack of moral principles.
Perhaps secretly, we also rather admire that dash of roguishness.
Doubtless, it was Don Segundo's earthy, "criollo roguishness" (in the words of critic Giovanni Previtali) that appealed to Guiraldes who, as a teenager, would sit around and listen to him spin yams.
As a secondary character, one of Angela's artistic set, Paulette dominates, even steals her scenes, as much because of her characteristic audacity as her thematic roguishness. Just as her insistent sexuality tests gender boundaries, so do the ideological questions her representation poses raze her formal function.
THE finalists this year all looked squeaky clean and jolly nice, with a smattering of latent roguishness, a mixed bag of ties, and one woman.
Certainly even whatever he imitates he makes worse; for with him roguishness is not urbane but malicious, rusticity is not simple but silly, facetiousness not playful but ridiculous, and love not joyful but licentious.