The characters are generally well created and engaging, although the author takes great pains to
make their crimes such that the audience feels sympathy for them.
He takes great pains to
get his city, with its winding roads and tenements, right.
Although cross your fingers that it doesn't because presenter Dr Ian Mortimer, who wrote the book on which this is based, takes great pains to
point out the multitude of ways in which life in Elizabethan England truly sucked.
She added that the gallery takes great pains to
warn the public when an exhibition may be seen as offensive.
Although Market: Latin America takes great pains to
present objective analyses of the status of the world's various market economies, we are occasionally caught, as they say, flat footed.
Conscious of a cultural climate in which priests and congressmen are censured for this sort of thing, The History Boys takes great pains to
say, "He ought to know better," but the film's heart isn't really in it.
Nevertheless, Tebeau takes great pains to
demonstrate that between the 1870s and the 1940s firefighting became a profession: he deploys statistical tables (showing that firefighting careers became "longer over time" and that "firefighters' separation from the fire service" increasingly became voluntary) to demonstrate that by the twentieth century firefighting was a distinct occupation with its own culture, routines, and procedures.
In search of "a set of plausible and economical explanations for known developments, which [he] "take[s] to be the closest one can come to demonstrating causality in history," Saxton takes great pains to
avoid the familiar proclivity to circular argument in the previous explanatory strategies.
Messenger takes great pains to
point out that the preparations for D-Day pretty much started as the last man was evacuated from Dunkirk in May 1940.
For the most part, O'Ferrall takes great pains to
present a balanced picture, yet slips badly--seeming to lose the human generosity of his faith, the soundness of his judgements, and even the customary grace of his prose--when writing about the Jews.
The author takes great pains to
define "primary source" and then divides primary sources into five basic categories, each supported by descriptive examples.
A major bone of contention is whether Cosimo's patronage was in some sense "princely," a view she takes great pains to
He takes great pains to
explain why Tommy Hilfiger, Nike, Gap, and other apparel giants use sweatshop labor and deal with brutal, authoritarian regimes: because profit motive demands it.
His diction is precise, and when he speaks of "decadence" and "civilization" and other abstract nouns, he takes great pains to
define his terms.