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  • n. Plural form of angularity.


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  • It surged through the mellifluous, Mozart-inflected string deluges of Tchaikovsky's "Iolanta," then picked along Stravinsky's cubist angularities, where flashes of stridency were momentarily backlit by lyricism.

    A Shining Study in Vision

  • Once balance problems had been sorted, Jurowski and the London Philharmonic settled into a well-drilled performance, musical angularities crisp and springy.

    The Rake's Progress; BBC Prom 35; Three Choirs festival

  • Garcia Maquez's magic realism sheds a light on tyranny that is no less illuminating for its kaleidoscopic nature; Toni Morrison's opulent, curvaceous sentences give us a taste of the poison of racism, as do J.M. Coetzee's angularities.

    Moral Fiction

  • The mouth had not quite relinquished rotundity of curve for the firm angularities of middle life; and the eyes, though keen, permeated rather than penetrated: what they had lost of their boy-time brightness by a dozen years of hard reading lending a quietness to their gaze which suited them well.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • Could such circumstances have led to a de-mellowing of one's judgment, the core of which is that the building is not just inconceivably ugly on the outside but is, within, a soul-chillling cross between an airport lounge and a jail, a hell of angularities and hard surfaces devoid of human reference, except for the names of rich donors etched high on practically every wall?

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • It is curious what a subtle but unmistakable transmutation it makes, both in the body of men and women: the woman more blooming, more subtly rounded, her young angularities softened, and her expression either anxious or triumphant: the man much quieter, more inward, the very shapes of his shoulders and his buttocks less assertive, more hesitant.

    Lady Chatterley's Lover

  • Dutch tiling and angularities and conceits of all kinds abound.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • The incessant assaults of the sea have cut deep but narrow clefts in the granite, worn out sounding hollows, and smoothed away angularities.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • As the tide rose each piece was trundled on to the sloping beach, to be rolled and compressed until coated with a mosaic of white shell chips, angularities of silica and micaceous spangles, the finished article being cast aside as the tide receded.

    My Tropic Isle

  • Elsewhere along its expanses, gray pods stud the shooting angularities of it.

    Furious Gulf


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