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  • That is because his rebranding would have been derailed if he had gone out there, automaton-like, and swept through the course to win his fifth green blazer.

    Diane Francis: Tiger Redo Working So Far

  • Marina & The Diamonds Oh No! (Atlantic) There's nothing quite like singing a song about becoming a robotic, unfeeling automaton driven crazy by "the machine" in a robotic, automaton-like voice, is there?

    This week's new singles

  • Indeed Rivera manages to capture not just the feeling of intense activity in an automobile plant but the kind of automaton-like rhythm we associate with assembly-line production.

    When the Motor City Was a Symbol of Strength

  • Ellen, automaton-like, paced the long corridor behind Warwick and then the even longer staircase to the upper levels of the house.

    The Dressmaker

  • If you want to see how to turn your child's insane wide-eyed imagination into total drudgery and automaton-like conformity, just take a look at this graph:

    a bright orange bag on the carousel

  • Every protester who marches without permission, facing arrest is a soldier, without armor, without tear-gas mask, without kevlar vest and knee and elbow pads, like these automaton-like robo-cops who travel from all over the US, probably as volunteers, getting a thrill, playing macho-cop so they can take pictures and Tivo themselves being tough.

    G20 Pbgh; Police State Ghost-Town; Pics and Video of Tear-gassing

  • But the arrogance and entitlement of a United States senator is no more probable then the petty tyrannies, surly dismissiveness, and automaton-like manner of a flight attendant.

    Michael Wolff: Chuck Schumer Speaks for Me

  • Second, by invoking ethnic and regional differences, they suggested the inherent individuality of the American soldiers, in contrast to the automaton-like interchangeability of the "racially pure" Axis soldiers.

    Caught in the Crossfire: Adrian Scott and the Politics of Americanism in 1940s Hollywood

  • We are talking, in the awful locution whereby some advisers demand total, automaton-like one-notedness of their clients, "staying on message."

    Waiting For Deliverance

  • With the “cut and run” mantra spouted automaton-like by every card-carrying conservative Republican, and now this scripted (and inaccurate) attack on Jack Murtha, Republicans prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are incapable of original thought.

    Think Progress » Murtha Attacked by the Right For Quote Falsely Attributed to Him

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