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be bright and breezy

To be confident and cheerful. I may be bright and breezy now, but I often felt melancholy as a teenager.
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bright and breezy

Confident and cheerful. I may be bright and breezy now, but I often felt melancholy as a teenager.
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bright and breezy

cheery and alert. You look all bright and breezy this morning. Bright and breezy people on a gloomy day like this make me sick.
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But Honore redeems his breeziness by opening real windows on the stale old complaints of busyness and breakneck pace.
Powell could have a tendency to seem stuffy; Barber's breeziness undercuts this slight pomposity without ever tainting his sympathy for the man and his work.
We are also impressed, in spite of the breeziness, by her courage, resourcefulness, and smarts.
Sitting down for a chat during the Toronto Film Festival, the acclaimed director of High Art is all breeziness and sincerity as she discusses her new movie, Laurel Canyon.
Sometimes the breeziness does not quite work, as when spectacle and market place are extolled without noting that on display stood an "Ethiopian Savage" being described as "this astonishing Animal" (p.
The breeziness of this version didn't upset their usual taste for all things ponderous.
If Lippmann engages in Habermasian hand-wringing over the corruption of the public sphere, Bernays greets it with Lyotardian breeziness.
Kiernan's decision to avoid synthesizing what people said about her subject leaves McCarthy as complicated as she was and lends, as well, a pleasant breeziness to this book.
I like the sometimes Zen breeziness he aspires to, I like the natural world he evokes with care, but I mostly like things like poem 18 in the "Geo-Bestiary," the sequence of new work that closes this collected poems.
Its history burnishes a built-in breeziness, with sunshine-seizing open floor plans, walking paths, a pool, and a 4,000-square-foot clubhouse.
A handsome African-American, Alex's wide smile and breeziness are straight out of Hollywood.
And McInerney seems compelled to balance his general breeziness of tone with high-sounding bushwa: "If we log on to the Internet, eat the right foods and exercise religiously, surely we will forget our differences and begin to love one another.
Gurney often exhibits a sort of breeziness, as when he faces up to the unreadability of Blake (`at his worst something of a crank', p.
Yet the humorous breeziness of the sentence, its patness as it addresses the moral and the spiritual, starts unraveling the sentiment: the language shows that we can make a calculus of the spirit that attends to profit and loss.
There is, however, a certain breeziness about this apparent acceptance of critical relativism that is quite jarring.