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  • n  the quality of requiring little effort
    such effortlessness is achieved only after hours of practice

  • The effortlessness with which Jackson fuses the influence of Sly Stone and James Brown with his own innocent yelping is part of the appeal, but the whole song flies by with a .
  • The Strokes' effortlessness is pure fiction; not since the Velvet Underground met Andy Warhol has a band so effectively been art directed to achieve the look of not having been .
  • Al has the same effortlessness, the same grace, the same wit, and that lighter-than-air quality.
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  • The Art of the Fair
    At first glance, you wouldn’t be the first to mistake photographer Bruce Reinfeld’s photos for a casual Instagram shot, which is ironic because his style, he says, is largely a response to the ease and effortlessness often found in digital photography today; he calls it an “analog style for a digital world.”
    July 17, 2013 - Detroit Metro Times

  • Beck in Los Angeles Times
    The effortlessness, that restraint and underplaying, under-singing -- it was just very powerful,says Beck, part of a younger generation of musicians who have taken a shine to Cale. "The power of doing less and holding back in a song, I've...
  • Keith Waterhouse in Telegraph.co.uk
    Waterhouse wrote in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography entry for Jeffrey Bernard: "The apparent effortlessness of his work led many to think it was produced by instinct, that Bernard was the writing equivalent of a naïve painter. In fact...

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