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1. Mean-spirited. Oh, I stopped listening to Drew a long time ago. All he does is make cutting remarks about our family.
2. Sharp or piercing. I buttoned the collar of my coat against the cutting wind.
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American writer Shawn Levy vividly recaptures the spirit of the era, profiling the leading figures and throwing out a mass of intriguing, illuminating anecdotes and recollections along with some cuttingly acerbic assessments that match the pace and excitement of the 1960s.
More cuttingly, "Brooklyn" describes how his dad spent three days trying to do a jigsaw of a tiger - only for manager Alex Ferguson to come round and shout: "David, put the Frosties back in the box
Even at 49 years and five months and much too old to be called a Bimbo for Blair - the phrase Mowlam herself cuttingly coined to describe some of New Labour's bright young things.
Foreign Office legal adviser Elizabeth Wilmshurst, who resigned over the war, had cuttingly pointed out that barrister-turned-minister Jack Straw was "not an international lawyer".
Her latest album has been cuttingly called ``valley of the dull'', and she has been tagged ``the least fun adolescent in history'' and ``17 going on 47".
Tuesday's cast (principals vary during the week) was headed by the Tosca of the personable and enchanting Manami Hama, beautifully projected vocally (after a few gusty moments early on) and with some cuttingly dark, cursing tones.
Delighted by the recent dismissal of the Dutchman, Knight senior cuttingly remarked: "Gullit getting the sack was the best thing that could have happened to the club.
As Sandra and Denise failed to spot a sketch which meant bingo, Bob cuttingly observed: "You've been out of the real world too long, girls.
Infinitely more enjoyable was Corder's contemporary choreography for La Baiser de la fee which produced a series of exquisite tableaux, magical costumes and cuttingly sharp dance which is what we want from this company.
But on Saturday the nightmare was revisited, right down to the post-match victory dance on the pitch and the cuttingly triumphalist chants of the Gunners supporters.
La Plante also apparently said cuttingly that, in soaps, stars only have 'little pockets of scenes to rehearse', while she needs someone who can deliver more than that.
The clip of her trying to shear away a cow's hoof turned into another disaster with her tutor commenting rather cuttingly, "When she's using the knives, I'm not sure she knows what she is aiming for.
Cuttingly entitled How The Other Half Live, the programme encapsulates the national feeling towards those with money, but it also reveals how times have changed for the rich and privileged.
Gorgeous but dilapidated' was the way Quentin Bell described her while Virginia Woolf more cuttingly wrote: 'She takes the utmost pains to set off her beauty as though it were some rare object picked up in a dusky Florentine back street.