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kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times dismissed the film as an "overripe contrivance masquerading as high art." Tiny initially sported a bulbous nose like both of his parents, but eventually (through a plot contrivance) he was given a nose job, and his shaggy hair was swept back to make him more
1960 titled "Text-Musik-Gesang" (Nono 1975, 41-60), Nono angrily wrote: The legacy of these letters became the expression of my composition.

Later, they met up with Ariel who seemed contrite.

Soon, a contrite Bess finds Harry performing with a carnival and presents him with two one-way tickets to Europe.

She would be laughing one minute, fly into a temper the next, be contrite, then laugh again.

"To this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word." The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

"I hope I am suitably contrite," he said.

The feeblest breathings of a broken and contrite heart are precious to God; but oh, how offensive to Him are the hollow formalities of a mere religiousness, the object of which is to exalt man in his own eyes and in the eyes of his fellow! This is the divine remedy for a broken heart, a contrite spirit, a convicted conscience.

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