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- adv. In a brittle way.
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"I always avoid the hours when the little darlings are out," she says brittly, then pays for her cappuccino and leaves in a hurry.
She knew quite well he was not talking about her professional experience and hot colour stained her skin, her eyes widening and darkening, and then gathering herself together she said brittly, "Maybe not before ... but now, yes ..."
If anything, it gave a nice brittly atonal edge to our lovemaking.
Perhaps the reason is that she has avoided such blatant Oscar-bait: her two agents, to whom she paid breathy acknowledgement, have carefully steered her career on a shrewd course between the brittly aristocratic Keira Knightley and the wilfully eccentric Helena Bonham Carter, and she has easily outshone them both.