Dennehy's Tyrone appears massive and protective, but a hairbreadth
away from hurtful.
The Igbo nation have always lived in a world of continual struggle, motion and change," Achebe asserts, "a feature conspicuous in the tautness, overreach and torsion of their art; it is like a tightrope walk, a hairbreadth
brush with the boundaries of anarchy.
As much fun as it would be to tell of hardships and hairbreadth
escapes, she confesses, "It was so easy.
In the 20th century we had seven such hairbreadth
elections--1900, 1908, 1916, 1948, 1960, 1968 and 1976.
The Dow ended its foray into 10K territory by closing just a hairbreadth
away: Less than three points.
This is the benign flipside of the benighted view of Africa, a kind of well-meaningness that's just a hairbreadth
away from condescension: "Isn't it inspiring how those plucky Africans manage to make beauty even amid misery and squalor," or, less charitably, "They may have made a mess of things, but they sure can dance.
The lovelife of Weatherford," he claimed, "his dauntless gallantry, his marvellous personal adventures and hairbreadth
escapes, and, chief of all, his wonderful eloquence, which eventually saved his life, when all other means would have failed, afford as fine a theme for the poet as any in American history" (p.
This allows us to come within a hairbreadth
of Southwest's cost for similar flying.
When they got safely back within Ohio, they told a tale of hairbreadth
escape from bloodthirsty Michiganians that aroused great indignation.
As in all good Gothic fiction, Fevvers's adventures repeatedly save her with hairbreadth
escapes from unwillingly losing her supposed maidenhead, though Fevvers also raises a crucial question about such a traditional patriarchal narrative schema en route: "Wherein does a woman's honour reside, old chap?
Bashaw was at Stage 3C, which is a hairbreadth
away from a Stage 4 (terminal) diagnosis.
The dollar hovered within a hairbreadth
range in mid-90 yen territory in the morning but gradually moved downward to the lower 90 yen level in the afternoon.
Suspended a hairbreadth
above this colorful, flattened slice of outer space is an off-white, open-volumed sculpture assembled from interlocking drinking straws covered in painted fiberglass, vaguely resembling a cartoon depiction of an orbiting satellite.
The plot is a long-drawn-out saga of her hairbreadth
escapes, insupportable confinements, wild gallops through picturesque countryside, interactions with friendly beasts such as kangaroos and dingos, and longings for a young black stallion.
Robert McNamara, secretary of defense in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, acknowledges that during the Cuban missile crisis "we came within a hairbreadth
of nuclear war without realizing it.