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  • For those who think Gekko is reformed after being behind bars or undergoes redemption in the sequel, Stone assures that this is one creature who still has some tricks up his well-pressed sleeves.

    20 years later, greed's still good for Douglas in 'Wall Street' sequel

  • They wear well-pressed baggy pants, ironed white T-shirts.

    Getting Put On

  • The truth is that I would rather see even the thinnest episode of The Sopranos or almost any half hour of Blind Date rather than read most contemporary fiction of the kind which tells the story blow by blow, in well-pressed sentences, stories which can be better and more excitingly told in another medium and which are really fodder for movies and TV.

    Bettina Korek: A Writer's Credo: Notes from Author Frederic Tuten

  • For white shirts, try Margaret Howell www.margarethowell.co.uk and think oversized but not huge, well-pressed and freshly laundered, like the men's slim work shirt in poplin, £110.

    Covering a Multitude of Beach Sins

  • Your Don Draper Ken doll comes in a well-pressed flannel suit, with a tie that you can take on or off for his "late nights" at the "office," and a pearl necklace, pearl bracelet, and pair of diamond studs to give his wife as guilt-palliatives after each upcoming affair!

    It's a Mad, Mad World - for Barbie!

  • It's an apple that looks quite shiny on the outside (boy, those aircraft carriers sure look great on photographs, as do well-pressed military uniforms).

    John Brown: General McChrystal and Public Diplomacy

  • The students, a few weeks after the school has reopened, are sharp in well-pressed maroon and khaki uniforms -- the girls 'hair pulled through berets, the boys sideburns neatly trimmed, tout propre, I think.

    James S. Gordon: At School: A Place to Help Haitian Children

  • Mr. McAllen Sr. is a well-polished and well-pressed cowboy and one of the best beef breeders and traders of his generation.

    One Big Table

  • In his well-pressed flannel shirt, Mr. Reese looks as if he could have stepped off a page of the 1954 Sears, Roebuck catalog.

    One Big Table

  • Remember Dukukkah Dukakis in the tank turret and "fast Boat" Kerry in well-pressed duck hunting garb??

    The Truth Revealed!

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