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  • The best-written and best-acted, by Nicholas Woodeson part is Ben's father-in-law, estranged from his granite-hard only daughter, though he wants to move in with her and Ben, whom he likes.

    A Slow 'Rocket' That Struggles to Take Off

  • And Grace Jones's Hurricane – another comeback from a disco veteran – proved her granite-hard badass persona has simply become scarier and more effective with time.

    Let's hear it for the middle-aged female popstar

  • The memory of the frozen, granite-hard pitches, the shin-shattering knocks, the chilblains and perpetual defeats, still hurt.

    A Small Death in the Great Glen

  • His beautiful blue eyes were granite-hard and unyielding when he was deep in thought, yet when he smiled, they softened, and the most amazing dimple dented his left cheek.

    Risk No Secrets

  • His beautiful blue eyes were granite-hard and unyielding when he was deep in thought, yet when he smiled, they softened, and the most amazing dimple dented his left cheek.

    Risk No Secrets

  • Truly, only her eyelids and plumped-up lips seem to move in her granite-hard face, which looks even more alarming on a big screen than on television.

    Can We Talk?

  • Katie's almost inhuman coldness and joylessness - her granite-hard face lit up solely when someone mentioned money or plastic surgery - was counterbalanced by a husband so spectacularly cheerful, good-natured and dumb, he made the famous labrador Marley look like Vladimir Putin.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Katie's almost inhuman coldness and joylessness - her granite-hard face lit up solely when someone mentioned money or plastic surgery - was counterbalanced by a husband so spectacularly cheerful, good-natured and dumb, he made the famous labrador Marley look like Vladimir Putin.

    Katie and Peter Stateside : Reality Bites

  • But there is a granite-hard scientific consensus that humans are forcing climate change at a rate unprecendented in the history of our species.

    Think Progress » VIDEO: Luntz Converts On Global Warming, Distances Himself From Bush

  • The only difference between a soldier and a civilian was training, after all, and Bondarenko wanted no less than to bring the Russian army to the same razor-sharp and granite-hard condition with which it had kicked in the gates of Berlin under Zhukov and Koniev.

    The Bear and the Dragon

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