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Roger Ebert said, "This is a movie so paltry in its characters and shallow in its story that the war seems to exist primarily to provide graphic visuals".

Although he led the Cardinals in rushing, he finished with just 424 yards on 135 carries - a paltry 3.14 yards per
the bookmaker.

The medium is rich, palpable, almost luscious, recreating in terms of paint the reality of a peony, and indicating its floral identity by the merest deft reference.

The aesthetic focus, for example, shifts towards the sublime and perhaps this is the most palpable distinction.

Kawahara's art is impressive and emotional, with Haruna giving off a palpable air of desperation through the pages." Only when we get to the state or province level is there any palpable interference from the central authority in Niani.

He approaches his subjects with a humanism that is palpable once noticed, and you become an observer and appreciator with him in his meanderings.

While fans and critics took notice of Lifeson's diminished guitar work, his presence was still palpable on "The Big Money", (the album's modest-charting single) with spotlights on "grand Designs", "Middletown Dreams" and "Marathon." Stating the 'palpable discontent' in his country Chirac promised a more popular law would be enacted.

It is not unheard of for people to whip off their chappals in the heat of an argument, in order to make their aggravation more palpable to the other party.

The philosophical appeal of this was not lost on the audience, who responded with the slow-building but long-lasting laughter that is the sure sign of a palpable hit by the scriptwriter.

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