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  • n. Plural form of felicity.

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  • Coppola has seldom understood subtlety and restraint in his long career, but that shortcoming is here especially stark in contrast to the felicities of the source material.

    70s Cinema: The Great Gatsby « Screaming Blue Reviews

  • But as just one of its many felicities, the rondo-like slow movement's steadily paced march theme is also eerily reminiscent of similar ones by the composer's other beloved predecessor, Franz Schubert.

    Rodney Punt: World Premiere by Peter Golub at Chamber Music Palisades

  • Since I am a critic still attached to "close reading," to examining a work for its stylistic felicities and its formal characteristics, the awareness that with a translated text I am at best confronting it in a second-hand version is enough to warn me away from making any confident assertions about it.

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  • Among its many felicities were the last movement's sparkling syncopations.

    Rodney Punt: The Brandenburgs Are Their Brand: LACO's Six Concertos of J.S. Bach

  • His audacities of phrase struck him as grotesque, his felicities of expression were monstrosities, and everything was absurd, unreal, and impossible.

    Chapter 17

  • Among his verbal felicities this year, delivered in the purest Geordie: ‘Taylor is more intense than a Bedouin tribe’, and ‘playing Taylor is like trying to eat candyfloss in a wind-tunnel’.

    Bullseye Britain

  • There are occasional moments of implausibility in Campanella's film, but they're more than outweighed by the emotional force of the narrative and its incidental felicities.

    The Secret in Their Eyes

  • But when a beginning is made -- when the felicities of rapid motion have once been, though slightly, felt -- it must be a very heavy set that does not ask for more.

    Diane Tucker: Did Mark Sanford And Maria Belen Chapur Fall Victim To The Dance?

  • Besides astonishing performances by all the lead actors, there are felicities sprinkled throughout, such as the unkind caricatures of rich "A-gays" like David Ehrenstein and Rick Stokes and the sympathetic characterizations of everybody from George Moscone to Milk's needy Mexican lover who drives everyone insane.

    The Triumph of "Milk"

  • One of the felicities of Palm Springs is that half the land in the 40,000 person town is owned by the Cahuilla Indian tribe, and most of that real estate is still undeveloped desert.

    Bit of Country

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  • Kearney's critical temperament is non-combative, indeed resolutely irenic, seeking and finding felicities.

    July 7, 2007