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jen teel

  • s  marked by refinement in taste and manners
    a genteel old lady

  • The genteel old lady was offended when I took off my smelly socks outside the MRI lab.
  • Outliers is, in its genteel Gladwellian way, a frontal assault on the great American myth of the self-made man.
  • The bigot comes to America and insults its most genteel members, agrees with its most ignorant, and sets out to pursue the Big Breasted Virgin Blonde, the real American male dream.
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  • Hilton Als: “Far from Heaven” and the problem musical.
    8220;Far from Heaven” (at Playwrights Horizons) is a problem musical, a genteel contrivance wrapped in “issues”—racism, homophobia, misogyny—that limit the show, even as they are intended to expand, and then blow, our minds. There’s nothing sui generis about this latest . . . (Subscription required.)
    June 17, 2013 - The New Yorker
    Folks like Van Arkel, who live in the stately homes lining the perimeter of Merion Golf Club , suddenly have 25,000 new best friends for drinks and nibbles and hanging out in genteel surroundings.
    June 16, 2013 - The News-Times
  • Laughter and Discomfort in Ensemble Studio’s One-Act Marathon
    From left, Richmond Hoxie and Kristin Griffith in “Existence." Series C of Ensemble Studio Theater ’s Marathon of One-Act Plays pulls audience members through all sorts of emotions, including discomfort, but it sends them out laughing, and not in a genteel way.
    June 12, 2013 - New York Times

  • Saxby Chambliss in FOXNews
    Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., said Lott is "the epitome of the genteel Southern gentleman."
  • Jim McGinty in Sydney Morning Herald
    I sincerely hope this will be a very genteel exercise with people honestly sitting down and analysing who would do the job best,Mr McGinty said. "Yes (I have received calls of support), and I am sure each of the potential candidates have...
  • Mark Lamos in Buffalo News
    Here was another girl from a genteel upbringing in that town when it was kind of at the peak of its power and fame, and she kind of went against all conventions and went on to become an actress,Lamos said. "And here he went against a lot...

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