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  • s  having a relatively square jaw

  • As a beleaguered small-town football coach and father, Kyle Chandler is a classic, square-jawed icon of decency.
  • Among about a dozen bouquets of flowers, handwritten notes and flickering candles stood a hand-drawn portrait of the square-jawed actor, a cigarette jutting from his lips .
  • Most Hollywood war movies revolve around acts of heroism by famous, square-jawed actors.
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  • 'Man of Steel' and the Smothering of Superman
    In some ways, the most important moment of Man of Steel comes when the inherent silliness of Superman — the cape, the flying, the square-jawed earnestness — is referenced but then tossed away in favor of shaky-cam seriousness and half-baked attempts at creating a sense of realism.        
    June 12, 2013 - The Atlantic Wire

  • Danny Fingeroth in San Diego Union Tribune
    He has a square-jawed indominatability,Fingeroth added. "He can be tough with bad guys, yet he's got the ability to project sincerity and vulnerability that you want Superman to have."
  • Michael Atherton in Times Online
    His wicket was infinitely harder to get; as Mike Atherton wrote in these pages recently, for a bowler "one of the worst sights ...... is Jacques Kallis at the crease: square-jawed, rock-solid still, set as if in concrete and eyes fixed firmly on the...
  • Jon Champion in Independent
    As Wednesday night in Belarus demonstrated, that Capello bloke - "the square-jawed authoritarian" as Jon Champion called him - seems to know what he's doing; and Heskey the space creator was pure Minsk magic.

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