long-practiced love


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  • "Hey, Bill!" he shouted into the phone, after he circumvented three secretaries and their long-practiced barrage of excuses designed to keep him at bay he was well known around the office for being "difficult," "stubborn," and, uh, "stupid".

    Stupid Fuckin' Douchebag

  • The womans flight looked graceful to her, like some long-practiced piece of choreography.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet

  • The light machine gun he bore in his arms—an older and more primitive arm than the fancy F- and M-26s the Legion carried nowadays—went to his shoulder in a motion so smooth it was obviously long-practiced.

    The Lensman's Children

  • She moves carefully and methodically, her rhythm and silence dictated by a long-practiced habit of survival.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • Daralie rested against her husband's shoulder, squeezing his nearest hand slightly - something very natural between them, Keisha could tell, and long-practiced.

    Elephant in the City

  • Because of this long-practiced caste discrimination, the Dalits are the most marginalized and excluded community in Nepal.

    Dalit community faces threat to life for inter-caste marriage

  • We'll be breaking our long-practiced omertà in favor of sharing our news breaks and takes via the main Observer homepage.

    Media Mob Sleeps With the Fishes

  • With a long-practiced gesture, he spins his nonexistent guns, holsters them, and looks to see what the plate contains.


  • Too harsh, especially as the original crime (lying about talking to reporters) is a long-practiced DC sport (granted, the lying is not typically to federal prosecutors).

    Libby Is Disbarred in Washington - The Lede Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Cutting up one Cheney credit card won't do it, especially for a fellow as adept and long-practiced at finding other ways around something he doesn't like.

    "And You're Okay with This?"


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