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  • I think GB GoB was subconciously thinking he would up-stage the Pope - that's how crazy GoB's mind works.

    Memory Lane Day

  • Or, if according to your 'last minute addition of Bill coming', was his induction into the Voting Rights Hall of Fame a negotiated deal by the Hil campaign to up-stage Obama?

    UPDATE: A bridge and a tightrope. - Swampland - TIME.com

  • "There is a beauty contest going on over there, and in the rush to up-stage each other they are prepared to trample underfoot the legitimacy of Parliament; to slander the Public Protector; to call into question the Speaker's impartiality; to by-pass and undercut parliamentary processes; in short, to play brinkmanship with the very democracy we are trying to foster," Cronin said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Going toward the back wall is moving up-stage or back-stage.

    The Art of Stage Dancing The Story of a Beautiful and Profitable Profession

  • The front of the players 'cart is seen protruding up-stage left.

    Clair de Lune A Play in Two Acts and Six Scenes

  • The squire, satisfactory in plus-fours and a good clean make-up, was in his right position up-stage, with a telegram in his hand.

    Overture to Death

  • It had looked so posh and up-stage before she washed it, but look at it now!

    The Port of London Murders

  • I don't mind a girl's having a brain if she doesn't act up-stage about it - and Miss Morrow never does.

    The Black Camel

  • The leading lady came to the end of her refrain, and the gentlemen of the ensemble, who had been hanging about up-stage, began to curvet nimbly down towards her in a double line; the new arrival, with an eye on his nearest neighbour, endeavouring to curvet as nimbly as the others.

    Jill the Reckless

  • So the Duchess, abandoning that aristocratic manner criticized by some of her colleagues as "up-stage" and by others as "Ritz-y," sat in her chair and consumed pocket-handkerchiefs as fast as they were offered to her.

    Jill the Reckless

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