ramrod-straight love



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  • That aside, her ramrod-straight Miss Daisy has a stubborn dignity; what this seasoned pro does with a can of salmon speaks volumes.

    Fern Siegel: Stage Door: Driving Miss Daisy, The Music of Billy Strayhorn

  • Dashing villain Barry Switzer and his Sooners ran up against ramrod-straight Tom Osborne and an undivided nation of Cornhuskers as Oklahoma and Nebraska wrestled yearly over the Big Eight Conference title and, often, the nation's top ranking.

    Alabama Smothers LSU to Win BCS Title

  • He glanced at the interrogator, jerked his head in a nod, then stalked over to the upholstered bench at the foot of the bed and sat on it, his back ramrod-straight.

    Etched in Bone

  • Republican House candidate Sean Bielat has portrayed himself as a ramrod-straight voice of reason beside Democrat Barney Frank's bluster.

    Alex Blaze: Gay Republicans Launch Homophobic Ad Against Barney Frank

  • So I take it you prefer ramrod-straight handlebars.

    Coming to Terms: Reconciliation and Rationalization

  • I sat ramrod-straight in the hard wooden chair across from her desk, barely daring to breathe.

    The Opposite of Me

  • We walked into one of the meetings to be greeted by a mom, a dad, and their second son, a ramrod-straight Marine second lieutenant.


  • There is Jack on a Saturday, the ramrod-straight signal caller in black high-tops, tossing the pigskin to Bobby, the gutsy little receiver circling toward a reception in his Bermuda shorts and polo shirt.

    Into the Story

  • Once, at the White House, he tickled a ramrod-straight, stoic Marine guard under his chin, saying, “Smile.”

    Spoken from the Heart

  • This morning she is fresh-faced and crisp, ramrod-straight.



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