Definitions

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  • adverb In a bracing manner

Etymologies

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bracing +‎ -ly

Examples

  • 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

  • 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.

    This week's new film events

  • 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 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'

  • 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

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

    A French Director Ripe for Rediscovery

  • 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:

    Ethan Casey: What Does Egypt Mean for Pakistan?

  • 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."

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • 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'

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