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- adv. In a grating manner
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a grating manner; harshly; offensively.
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- adv. in a harsh and grating manner
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It also echoes what was doubtless said about the Japanese during WW2 the “Arabic mind” was described by self-styled experts in terms gratingly reminiscent of the “Oriental mind”.
Yet despite clear efforts to soften the character, he's too ineffectively written and gratingly performed to work either as a troubled soul or a charming rogue, which means he doesn't work at all.
This is all done of course, in that gratingly condescending way (think and picture Chris Matthews) that has all the subtle effect of nails filing down on a chalkboard.
I find something gratingly unpleasant about the commoditization of Fine Art.
Look at the time and I have gratingly produced some very bad lines about Axendo being threatened by Yugir and his thugs.
She followed this up with a stream of silly, frivolous comments at which she would laugh gratingly.
I still find the lead character (the traditional fish out of water) awfully bland, and while some of the Indian characters are well played, most are gratingly stereotypical and their responses to the various situations already way too predictable.
No doubt it was all the fault of Wilf Wooller – 14 years captain and 31 county secretary – whose fiercely combative attitude to full-on competition made gratingly uneasy our cosily pastoral sporting assumptions.
Most gratingly of all, she laughs out loud all the time to indicate joie de vivre, giggles, stares knowingly and adoringly at Edward for the entire duration: in sum, she is a thoroughly modern young female who has been beamed down intact, unchanged and unchangeable, into nineteenth century England.
So are you, Hasselbeck operates out of such a gratingly unearned certainty that she's even willing to insist, as she did Tuesday, that there's nothing Whoopi Goldberg can teach her about African-American history.