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  • n. The state or condition of being thwarted.


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  • Duck, Daffy, as half of Hollywood's soul, 127; chronic thwartedness of, 127

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  • This production in the round lost some of the stillness, especially of the narrator, necessary to convey the thwartedness of Irish small-town sisters in the 1930s and the delight at the breakout act-one dance.


  • Every recent prime minister has struggled to overcome this sense of thwartedness and decline, and to come up with a notion of Britishness to replace the defunct imperial version.

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  • An interdisciplinary meditation on Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks, which here emerges as a compelling monument to thwartedness that challenges the standard narrative of can-do American optimism.

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