from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a bracing manner


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

bracing +‎ -ly


  • The American public has had a lot on its plate lately, what with Egypt, severe winter weather, and the Super Bowl all happening at the same time, but Frank Rich's bracingly unsparing February 6 column acknowledges the stakes:

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  • Clouzot's legacy is undeniable—a master storyteller, he was also bracingly unafraid to expose the shadows within us.

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  • An audience-karaoke "I Could Have Danced All Night" would have sent everyone off with cheesy cheer, but Fleming and Höll returned for a bracingly beautiful performance of Strauss's "Morgen."

    To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow

  • Typically, these overlooked films are penetrating, bracingly modern studies of human nature: So Close To Life, made just after Wild Strawberries, covers three expecting mothers in a Stockholm maternity ward, while Sawdust And Tinsel finds sexual undercurrents in a travelling circus troupe, and a father and son compete for the affections of a chorus girl in his third film, A Ship Bound For India.

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  • His lyrics, while bracingly honest about the horrors of the sixties, were also drenched with a sharp, sardonic edge.

    Jonah Green: MOVIE REVIEW: 'Phil Ochs - There But For Fortune'

  • His 2007 graphic novel, "Shortcomings," was a bracingly detailed — and fictional — relationship forensic that novelist Jonathan Lethem compared in look to the work of French filmmaker Erich Rohmer and in character complexity to the prose of Alice Munro.

    Negotiating the Union

  • Korzun and Strelnikov are so bracingly natural that it's disarming -- we instantly take an interest in them, feeling both their frustration and desperate hope.

    Last Resort: The Film They Couldn't Guess

  • Nevertheless, Canavan's idea has a bracingly radical feel to it.

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  • Serving culture-parched Londoners some much-needed refreshment in the dry summer stretch, in addition to sculpture installed around the asphalt, it has the draw of an open air bar-restaurant offering a bracingly urban view of the south London skyline.

    This week's new exhibitions

  • I am returned from Phili Byland, where much food and drink was consumed, games were played, films were watched, books were read, and bracingly-cold swims were taken.

    Happy New Year


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