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  • I sit rereading the short and unrevealing message on the too-bright computer screen in the lull that sometimes happens in the early morning when a busy emergency room has been emptied out.

    Between Expectations

  • All around, there's the too-bright sun and the bright colors that make up downtown: the greens of the grocery store signs and the reds-and-whites of the five-and-ten.

    The Town Secrets

  • The too-bright lipstick was already starting to feather into the tiny networks of lines that spider-webbed out from her mouth.

    How to Flirt with A Naked Werewolf

  • The Iranian state has pronounced against unauthorized mingling of the sexes, rap music, rock music, Western music, women playing in bands, too-bright nail polish, laughter in hospital corridors, ancient Persian rites-of-spring celebrations Nowrooz, and even the mention of foreign food recipes in state media.

    Iran Bans Valentine's Day

  • To jump in with an interpretation early on would be too much, like shining a too-bright light in someone's face.

    Judith D. Schwartz: Therapy and the Writer

  • We asked each service how to optimize our space, upgrade the furniture and choose a paint color to replace the too-bright yellow we have now.

    Getting the Pros' Advice on Redoing a Room

  • Under the too-bright overhead lights, her face looked drawn and strained, her big brown eyes shadowed.

    Black Magic

  • While I appreciate the notion of aiming for a French Connection look, it misses the joke inherent in Sam being tossed into what amounts to episodes of Starsky & Hutch -- there has to be enough plastic around the edges and too-bright highlights in the middle to suggest that this really is a phantom paradise for him.

    The lack of armed bastards is the least of it

  • He said almost nothing during this operation, while she, most uncharacteristically, ended up chattering nonstop, finally describing every step of what she was doing in a too-bright tone that was meant to disguise the growing discomfiture she could not help but feel.


  • Pale, shaking, with some strange light in his too-bright eyes.

    Songs of Love & Death


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