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  • Of late, Civilized Men Women, who have far too much money and free time on their hands, have decided, in alarming numbers, to notice their navels, and, en masse, begin murmuring soothing metaphysical terms at this innocent, blank-eyed belly buttons.

    How To Find Yourself (or a reasonable facsimile)

  • Instead, the mercurial singer was carried inside a semi-translucent egg down the carpet by a coterie of blank-eyed attendants.

    Lady Gaga Lays an Egg at the Grammys

  • Looming over them all is the blank-eyed figure of JJ Hunsecker Burt Lancaster from Sweet Smell of Success.

    Culture Flash: dodgy hacks

  • The Department of Homeland Security cost billions to form, billions to sustain, and apart from the once-mildly-entertaining candy-color-coded terror charts blank-eyed Tom "Rainbow" Ridge trotted out to let us know when it was safe to go to Target without first donning our Kevlar vests, what have they accomplished?

    How They Win

  • Say farewell to Little Orphan Annie, America's favorite blank-eyed, red-headed comic-strip star ...

    New Gary Coleman will surfaces; Brad Pitt trims his beard

  • Here the wounded of the First World War are arranged on the steps in their "convalescent blues" – loathed regulation garments – like figures in a Renaissance fresco, except that they are blank-eyed and listless.

    Frederick Cayley Robinson: Acts of Mercy

  •  The place was dark and heavily populated, mostly by sailors, local toughs, and blank-eyed girls.

    The Secret Animal

  • The volume muted, they guessed at the answers, shouting to blank-eyed TV contestants who never heard them.

    Boysenberry Jam

  • He looked in blank-eyed astonishment from Cerdic to Isolde, then belatedly sank to his knees, head bowed.

    Dark Moon of Avalon

  • The road past his home in Livingston, New Jersey, was flanked by a pedestal on which stood a dozen painted busts of his family, staring blank-eyed like porcelain dolls.

    100 Reasons Not to Move to New Jersey, Including the Real-Life Tony Soprano « One-Minute Book Reviews

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