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cutting

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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He avoids dealing with players, stays out of locker rooms, writes cuttingly and then goes into a private studio built for him in the SunTimes newsroom, where he does the broadcast.
Mozart framed the evening, beginning with a rich, full-blooded Don Giovanni Overture, string response zippy, winds cuttingly balanced within the textures.
The judges appeared to agree with him, with Bruno Tonioli cuttingly comparing him to a vacuum cleaner.
Melding suggested cuttingly (pardon the pun) that he also order one for the First Minister
Michaelis asked rhetorically, adding that Schulz's competitive nature helped him succeed but made him play sports too aggressively and cuttingly disparage some cartoonists.
Responding to the first of what was to become a series of shock resignations, the prime minister said cuttingly in a statement that he had been intending to dismiss Watson anyway, stating that his signing of the 2001-intake letter was ''disloyal, discourteous and wrong.
Citing his own church in the canton of Basel, in Switzerland, Barth observes rather cuttingly that its 1911 constitution seems to define the churches' nature more in terms of the convictions of its members and a historical event (the Reformation) than in terms of faith and the Holy Spirit.
s hip-hop culture, in cuttingly funny visits with Harare social climbers and bracing encounters with South-Central matriarchs spouting AIDS conspiracy theories.
After hearing Rumsfeld testify on troop levels around the world," Trainor and Gordon recount, "Senator John McCain, the Arizona Republican, said cuttingly there was no need to hear from Myers as well since he knew the chairman was incapable of expressing an independent view.
Most 70s programmes look dated and silly but this remains cuttingly satirical.
Our work is developed through key design stages by hand drawing-which we can comfortably prepare quickly to cuttingly reveal the nub of the issue.
Kitchen kwestion of the day: Which kitchen appliance wasn't invented until 48 years after the need for it became cuttingly clear?
Why was one of the favorites - La Toya London of Oakland - dismissed from the show last Wednesday while Jasmine Trias of Mililani, Hawaii, survived even though judge Simon Cowell cuttingly called her number ``really average karaoke''?
Keegan cuttingly describes the limitations of "human intelligence"--that is, espionage--in the past and demonstrates the extreme limitations of even its most famous examples in World War II and the Cold War.
politician who was cuttingly described as being so feebly impressionable he was "like a cushion: always bearing the imprint of the last person who sat on him.