from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • possessive proper n. An agreement by participating European Union member countries that includes protocols for the pooling of currency reserves and the introduction of a common currency.


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  • Cody, lest we forget, was the name of Cagney's mother-fixated gangster in White Heat.

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  • It's a moralistic melodrama with fast wisecracks, but Cagney's final scene jolts the whole experience to another level.

    The Best of the Dead End Kids

  • Cagney's gangster character in "The Public Enemy" (1931), Mr. Shannon says, is like a good Irish-American civil servant, rising to the top of his organization through dutiful and loyal service, not double-dealing and treachery.

    Visiting Cagney's Neighborhood

  • Drawing its outlines from "The Public Enemy," the 1931 gangster flick that made Cagney's name, Branagh's script -- first performed in London in 1987 -- chronicles the Icarus-like career of Tommy Black, a young freethinker in 1980s Belfast.

    In Scena Theatre's 'Public Enemy,' you may smell a dirty rat

  • Glaringly, the list omits the seminal Bogart/Robinson outing, "Key Largo" (1948) and Kazan's racketeering classic "On The Waterfront" (1954), but redeems itself somewhat by including Cagney's late career masterpiece, "White Heat" (1949).

    John Farr: Classic "Under The Radar" Gangster Movies

  • This exuberant slice of Americana is Cagney's show entirely, netting him his only Oscar (after all those gangster roles!).

    John Farr: The Man Who Made the Best Movie Ever

  • They argued during the commercials about Christine Cagney's father, whom Myra detested but Allie defended, and then Harvey Lacey, whom Myra also detested and Allie didn't much like either but she would not denounce him enough to please Myra.


  • Here, the film's messages sometimes come across with sledgehammer subtlety, and only Cagney's sympathetic, nuanced performance prevents the film from completely descending into a maudlin slopfest.

    Ceiling Zero

  • And straight ahead, we get out of Washington to hear what's on your mind, this week at Cagney's (ph) Restaurant in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

    CNN Transcript Mar 8, 2009

  • We'll go to Cagney's Restaurant (ph) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where some residents pinpointed the one issue they say the president needs to face head on.

    CNN Transcript Mar 8, 2009


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