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inelegance by virtue of being an uncouth boor


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It is a reflection of your uncouthness,' Lacierda said, addressing himself to Mr.
At a more general level, repugnant hands illustrate the physical and moral degradation of entire groups or social classes that Giorgio--here a foil for D'Annunzio himself--abhors precisely for their uncouthness and their urgent material needs: the hand of poor widow Riccangela, "mano rude e nerastra--mano provata a tutte le fatiche" (D'Annunzio, 1995c: 326), "adusta e callosa di lavoratrice" (p.
to represent the West Indian uncouthness, backwardness and degeneracy that inverted the acclaimed standards of English civility and culture.
Certainly Florence deserves every benefit of the doubt, but it should not be overlooked that she considers the men she meets at Missanabie "the lowest order of redmen in the whole dominion of Canada" and the women "filthy, indolent, and rude" (824), while at Fort Chimo she responds to the living conditions not with sympathy but with "unutterable disgust," calling the community "all very loathsome" and devoting paragraphs to the repulsiveness of the people, the ugliness of their clothing, and the uncouthness of their habits (940).
But there's a curious immiscibility between the uncouthness of the characters and the slick, tourism-ad-inspired packaging; everything--and almost everyone--is just so pretty.
This awkwardness is probably attributable to the uncouthness of bringing the dirtiness of cash into a personal interaction.
She then represents to Harriet his '"entire want of gentility,'" '"his awkward look and abrupt manner--and the uncouthness of a voice, which I heard to be wholly unmodulated'" (32), and implies his future development into '"loudness, or coarseness, or awkwardness'" (33).
As elsewhere in her work, to the cultural gatekeepers of education, Yezierska's perceived immigrant uncouthness matters more than her desire for nourishing conversation.
At the same time that she felt attracted to each one, she also felt revulsion--at the derogation she received from the Dutch who saw her as 'only a Javanese,' at the crassness and uncouthness of so many Dutch people she met which jarred against the highly cultivated courtesy of the Javanese, at the wilful ignorance of her tradition-bound oldest brother, who in turn saw her as 'only a woman,' and at the poverty and illness of the Javanese peasants who depended on prayer and spirit-offerings to improve their conditions in life.
Despite Hoffman's emulation of his filthy-rich lifestyle, seat-of-the-pants filmmaking approach, and general uncouthness, Evans proclaimed, with self-parodying egotism: "I'm magnificent in this film
The truth, it seems to me, is that there is an arrogance, a rudeness and an uncouthness that typifies many of the British abroad.
Indeed, Fletcher's uncouthness and lack of noble lineage, which Carraway observes, serve to effect the gentility of the previous occupants of the house and emphasize Fletcher's unsuccessful passing for a gentleman.
Danchev records numerous instances of Cezanne projecting a wilful uncouthness (to Manet, for example: 'I won't offer you my hand, Monsieur Manet, I haven't washed for a week'), but suggests that this was a result of the painter's penchant for 'remote intimacy' rather than casual friendships.
True to character, Nicola finds in the Bedouin, despite their poverty and uncouthness, god-like qualities (69).
The Suffolk landscape has, like the rest of England, suffered from recent scouring and blandifying--no longer, perhaps, could Julian Tennyson (Suffolk Scene 1937) speak of the 'wildness and uncouthness of the whole county'.