21 examples of Abrasive in a sentence
They found that the number one reason tied to executive failure was an insensitive,
or bullying style.
She was the New Englander and abrasive, and he was this courtly fellow.
The main problem is that all of the characters lack warmth, and Pauly Shore is so
that he is a most unlikable hero.
This explanation of their abrupt,
dispositions is unsatisfactorily extraneous and merely serves to highlight the complicated ends the films unwavering supporters will go to to defend their positions regarding a film unfortunately short on sense.
Christine Lathi gives another of those
and unpleasant performances that seem a real part of her as a person and probably only appeal to those of that type.
and not at all likeable.
The heavily drugged captives consist of her old boyfriend who raped her, a "grabby" neighbor, and her sexually
Frankie Darro had a sometimes
screen presence but in this he was playing a good kid.
Durante's humor was based on his gift for gab and was
Sandwiched between the enjoyable original and the underrated third movie, not only is this sequel soulless,
and boring, it's entirely lacking in laughs.
Michael Jayston is the perfect Mr. Rochester - he looks the part, attractive yet not too pretty, and able to convince us of his hidden good qualities under a rough and
At some point, this porcupine personality girl meets one of the CIA agents who is hunting her down and they become instant pals and the CIA agent immediately turns against his boss, especially since Ms. Porcupine is the most
leading lady short of Martina Navritolova.
Do not be misled by the token appearance of Rodney Dangerfield, because he is almost totally wasted, and Randy Quaid's character is so repetitively abrasive, he quickly becomes boring.
The sound design used in the middle of the film is obnoxiously loud and
Not that you can't tell he might've had a hand in some scenes, notably the most violent and
ones where the hero of the title gets his revenge (albeit with the head of one yakuza and the heart & body of another, ho-ho).
Yet another attempt a la "Casablanca" to whip up excitement by placing a homely middle-aged American among exotic foreigners, this might have been tolerable had they just lost the dull,
George Raft altogether and made the ultrafoxy Turhan Bey the leading man from the beginning.
On a whole, this movie gets real
Someone in TV land decided that Anthony Bourdain is too abrasive, in your face and rude, so the show "softens" Tony and loses all the spirit.
Yes, the real Anthony Bourdain is in your face and
and is very much about How Things Really Are.
From 1993 to 2001 a series of
encounters poisoned the atmosphere: the forced boarding of a Chinese merchant ship (wrongly suspected of carrying chemical warfare components to Iran) in the Arabian Gulf;US efforts to block China's bid to host the 2000 Olympics; escalating tensions over Taiwan; the Wen Ho Lee affair (where China was falsely implicated in the theft of American nuclear secrets); the accidental bombing of China's embassy by US warplanes during the Kosovo war; and the mid-air collision of a US spy plane and a Chinese jet fighter last year.
Among a variety of rare-earth elements, neodymium and dysprosium are widely used as a magnetic material for motors in environmentally friendly vehicles and home appliances, while erbium is used as a dopant in optical fibers and cerium as an
for polishing liquid crystal display (LCD) glass.