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  • Even Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the stern-faced tactician from across the building, grinned widely and appeared to engage in lighthearted chit-chat on the House floor as Boehner's big moment approached.

    Boehner Cries As He Moves To Speakership

  • Even Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the stern-faced tactician from across the building, grinned widely and appeared to engage in lighthearted chit-chat on the House floor as Boehner's big moment approached.

    Boehner Cries As He Moves To Speakership

  • Harry had found it impossible not to break up when his grandmother reviewed the troops as they stood stern-faced and ramrod straight, and Wills was no different.

    William and Kate

  • The outside world shrank down to the space of the secluded grotto, the powerful, stern-faced man in front of her, the measureless depths of his stare.

    Earl of Durkness

  • A young stern-faced judge with a T-shirt bearing the letters "ZZZ" monitored the proceedings perched high on a lifeguard 's chair.

    Pot, Meet Kettle

  • The brilliance of Buddhism's marketing, argues Mr. Bruckner, is that it delivers the you-must-change-your-life mantra of Christianity but has replaced the stereotypical stern-faced preacher with an affable Asian man in a robe.

    Be Not of Good Cheer

  • The outside world shrank down to the space of the secluded grotto, the powerful, stern-faced man in front of her, the measureless depths of his stare.

    Earl of Durkness

  • Hold the stern-faced medical chit-chat, too, Dr. Fairway.

    Tiger's Replacement: That Guy in Overalls

  • The outside world shrank down to the space of the secluded grotto, the powerful, stern-faced man in front of her, the measureless depths of his stare.

    Earl of Durkness

  • Hold the stern-faced medical chit-chat, too, Dr. Fairway.

    Tiger's Replacement: That Guy in Overalls

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