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  • adv. In an unsettling manner.


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  • Brave, brilliant and unsettlingly wild, the author of "Wuthering Heights" left much less of a personal record than her sister Charlotte, but the fragmentary evidence shows that Emily Brontë was very much what she said she hoped to be: "Through life and death, a chainless soul / With courage to endure."

    Five Best: John Matteson

  • Your words sound unsettlingly close to those that would incite a rebellion.

    Arcane Circle

  • The sight of numerous regions declaring sovereignty and barraging Moscow with demands was unsettlingly familiar to those who had just watched the Soviet Union fall apart.

    The Return

  • This seems unsettlingly possible, most days, though I think that's probably how almost all writers feel.

    INTERVIEW: Benjamin Rosenbaum

  • And though decades separate us from the most violent period of racial hatred in this country, the work will remain unsettlingly relevant as long we live in a world perpetually rattled by violence: national, racial, religious, ethnic -- you name it.

    Edward Goldman: Be Warned: This Art Makes You Want to Throw Up

  • Three weeks ago, my neighbors and I were unsettlingly reminded of that event.

    James Perry: New Orleans Police Chief's Best May Not Be Good Enough

  • Dave Plunkert Saul Bellow, Norman Mailer, Dwight Macdonald, J.D. Salinger, Paul Goodman, William Burroughs and other bohemian culture heroes were among his followers: examples of what Lionel Trilling unsettlingly called "the moral urgency, the sense of crisis and the concern with personal salvation that mark the existence of American intellectuals."

    Thinking Inside the Box

  • Genial and ever-smiling, he was also remote and unsettlingly disengaged, according to his son Ron, who is interviewed extensively in "Reagan."

    Eugene Jarecki interview: HBO documentary explores Reagan's myths, mysteries

  • The result is strikingly real and unsettlingly beautiful.

    John Gascot: It's Not Always Sunny in Philadelphia

  • Atlantic articles from the 1930s reveal how Americans reinvented banking, restructured the economy, and dealt with challenges unsettlingly parallel to those of today.

    Small World


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