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  • adv. In a neurotic manner.

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  • adv. in a neurotic manner


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  • Hence, at this time I do not intend to proceed further, unless Adrian continues to undermine his own apology publicly -- which, it must be said, he appears almost neurotically inclined to do.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • Call us helicopter parents, call us neurotically attached, but those of us who survived the wreckage of split families were determined never to inflict such wounds on our children.

    The Divorce Generation

  • Paradoxical then that, on one hand, The R&A Golf Club neurotically strives to keep women from tainting its doorstep, while on the other hand its brother institution, the R&A Golf Development arm, is opening doors for women golfers.

    The Queens of Clubs

  • By 1991 the party had re-emerged as Partito Democratico di Sinistra, then the "Left Democrats" and then again, as if to bury neurotically all traces of its past, as Partito Democratico.

    The Tailor of Ulm: A Possible History of Communism in the Twentieth Century by Lucio Magri – review

  • As someone who spends far too much time with my face buried in a laptop, or neurotically staring at my Blackberry to see if the red light flashes, the simple discipline of forcing myself to switch off for 25 hours was a revelation.

    Tanya Schevitz: Gravitating to an Unplugged Life

  • It's summer in L.A. and we're itching to channel the boho spirit as much as the next neurotically SPF-covered girl.

    Style Section L.A.: Side Swiped: Why You'll Be Abandoning Your Middle Part This Summer

  • Both works receive finely detailed, crisp performances from the BBC Philharmonic, but nevertheless it's Noseda's superb account of Rachmaninov's Third Symphony that takes pride of place here – wonderfully restrained, almost haunted in its opening movement; quietly nostalgic in its central Adagio; and almost neurotically hyperactive in its finale.

    Rachmaninov: Symphony No 3 etc - review

  • The writing (and by that I suppose I mean the voice) is so dangerously rich and neurotically dark, I think it is one of the most daring of all works of literature and I love it for what it attempts and succeeds.

    Reading Lolita « Tales from the Reading Room

  • Literary fiction of that ilk – insular, socially and psychologically hermetic, neurotically backslapping and self-congratulatory about a certain milieu, disaggregated from any estrangement or rubbing of aesthetics against the grain – is in poor shape.

    A life in writing: China Miéville

  • As well as being "neurotically about language", throwing in plenty of jokes about academics and linguistics, Embassytown is a sincere homage to its SF forebears.

    A life in writing: China Miéville


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