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  • adv. In a parodic way.


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  • Of the three small female parts in the movie, two are briefly glimpsed prostitutes while the third is a parodically butch feminist-type who Reedus punches in the face while the opening credits are still rolling.

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  • It's as if someone decided to create a parodically stereotypical design studio and re-release a reverently classic game.

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  • This would say very little about anything except the collective political talent of Democrats, which in recent history has been almost parodically low.

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  • The long minor-key "Frere Jacques" episode that starts the third movement yielded to a melody that sounded almost parodically lugubrious, with a sob, possibly unintentional, in the brass.

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  • The fact that Roberto Alagna speaks English with an almost parodically sexy French accent doesn't help.

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  • Whatever the process, Notes on a Scandal, Heller's account of an almost parodically spinsterish North London teacher who befriends a glamorous younger colleague who has been having an affair with one of her pupils, was hailed as a "brilliant", "gripping", "sinister" study in loneliness and obsession.

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  • The scene was intended to invoke and parodically recreate the dragging death of James Byrd, Jr., an African-American man who had been murdered months earlier outside of Jasper, Texas after being chained to the back of a moving pickup truck by three white men.

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  • Our potential sympathy for Betsey--a thwarted ice skater dominated by her roving and parodically patriarchal husband--rapidly wanes as we watch her abandon her son and commodify her daughter, right down to the "Heaven Scent Bliss Rampike Doll" 477.

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  • She's introduced as a repellently bloated ogre of a woman: . . . who meets a farcical end: . . . and comes back as the "Lunch Lady," about as parodically ridiculous a name and concept for a slasher as could be imagined: . . . and that's how she's been depicted up until the monthly series:

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  • Here in this miniature portrait of the way patriarchy relies upon illusion, Charles parodically plays the role of "oriental" eminence: he is static, sensuous, and passive, yet nevertheless despotically controls the female world around him.

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