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  • But Aro's face was only politely amused, as if waiting for a tantrum-throwing child to realize that no one was paying attention to his histrionics.†   (source)
  • Frequently this disorder is accompanied by many features of other Personality Disorders, such as Schizotypal, Histrionic, Narcissistic, and Antisocial Personality Disorders.†   (source)
  • Great histrionics, she thought.†   (source)
  • By this point, we should have been used to her dinnertime histrionics-she'd been out of the hospital for several months, during which time they'd become routine— but there were still times when the volume and suddenness of her outbursts took us all by surprise.†   (source)
  • Miss Bradshaw certainly does not need to be subjected to such histrionics.†   (source)
  • I played histrionic games with Ken and Barbie where Barbie, by sixteen, had married, given birth, and gotten divorced from Ken.†   (source)
  • She began her time in the Camp almost demurely, with no histrionics.†   (source)
  • His patience with Congress had been exemplary, and while he had been saved repeatedly by his council of war from his headlong determination to attack, and thus from almost certain catastrophe, he had accepted the judgment of the council with no ill temper or self-serving histrionics.†   (source)
  • Yet Grover drove through the whole grand catastrophe undistracted, as though the torching of a place simply did not matter to him, or as though it were no more than some histrionics he'd ordered up.†   (source)
  • Her stomach gurgled in fear—fear not of the Commandant himself but of failure of nerve, fear that she would ultimately lack the craft, the power of improvisation, the subtlety of manner, the histrionic gift, at last the beguiling convincingness by which she so desperately yearned to maneuver him into a vulnerable position and thus perhaps bend him to serve the modest demands of her will.†   (source)
  • ...a lady for whom I have always entertained the highest respect, on account of her rare histrionic capabilities...   (source)
  • Rather melodramatic and histrionic as well, I fear.†   (source)
  • I begin to see how the line is crossed, between histrionics and murder.†   (source)
  • I therefore did my damnedest to ignore my histrionic imagination and grimly followed Rob into the eerie blue labyrinth, Although I'd never been in an icefall as frightening as the Khumbu, I'd climbed many other icefalls.†   (source)
  • Great histrionics and blatant coercion.†   (source)
  • By the middle of act two, they are sloshed, and can't help giggling like schoolgirls at the histrionics of the actor playing Scarpia.†   (source)
  • There was less bulimia and more fights than I had known as an undergrad, but the same feminine ethos was present—empathetic camaraderie and bawdy humor on good days, and histrionic dramas coupled with meddling, malicious gossip on bad days.†   (source)
  • That is where Valerie gets her histrionic talent from.†   (source)
  • Of course the atmosphere of those three or four days before the funeral was so melodramatic, histrionic and unreal that any hallucination was possible.†   (source)
  • The relish was nature, but the skill was art, and ars longa est. I knew this despite the very expert and sustained histrionics of which Lois was capable.†   (source)
  • But that does not explain the histrionic element in these displays; the breast beating, the groaning, the self-dramatisation.†   (source)
  • Then later, they became masterpieces of irony, double-entendre, and histrionics, and I would lie in bed, uttering them, aware that my face in the dark was twisted into a mask of self-congratulatory cunning, bitterness, and loathing.†   (source)
  • Vanessa, under the eye of Val Prinsep, or Mr Ouless, R.A. or occasionally of the great Sargent himself, made those minute pencil drawings of Greek statues which she brought home and fixed with a spray of odd smelling mixture; or painted a histrionic male model rather like Sir Henry Irving in oils.†   (source)
  • Through his books I can get at the writer father still; but when Nessa and I inherited the rule of the house, I knew nothing of the sociable father, and the writer father was much more exacting and pressing than he is now that I find him only in books; and it was the tyrant father—the exacting, the violent, the histrionic, the demonstrative, the self-centred, the self pitying, the deaf, the appealing, the alternately loved and hated father—that dominated me then.†   (source)
  • She had never forgotten her one histrionic achievement in Chicago.†   (source)
  • "Here is my Elizabeth," said Clarissa, emotionally, histrionically, perhaps.†   (source)
  • By and by he says: "But the histrionic muse is the darling.†   (source)
  • Women have done much for themselves in histrionic dress.†   (source)
  • "Oh, isn't that the dearest, sweetest, cutest little thing you ever did see?" she went on, her histrionic powers growing with her desire for it.†   (source)
  • And he handed his papers to Amritrao and left, calling from the door histrionically yet with intense passion, "Aziz, Aziz—farewell for ever."†   (source)
  • Her self-control had been absolutely perfect—she was a finer actress at this moment, and throughout the whole of this minuet, than she had ever been upon the boards of the Comedie Francaise; but then, a beloved brother's life had not depended upon her histrionic powers.†   (source)
  • But in a drama which, with all its preoccupation with sex, is really void of sexual interest, good looks are more desired than histrionic skill.†   (source)
  • He thought the adieux of Montague and Ada Dyas as fine as anything he had ever seen Croisette and Bressant do in Paris, or Madge Robertson and Kendal in London; in its reticence, its dumb sorrow, it moved him more than the most famous histrionic outpourings.†   (source)
  • For obviously this was no trick or histrionic bit intended to influence him, but rather a sudden and overwhelming vision of herself, as he himself could sense, as a rather lorn and isolated girl without friends or prospects as opposed to those others in whom he was now so interested and who had so much more—everything in fact.†   (source)
  • And poor Catherine was not sulky—a style of behaviour for which she had too little histrionic talent; she was simply very patient.†   (source)
  • We have reason to know that Miss Snevellicci IS the lady who was implicated in that mysterious and romantic affair, and whose conduct on that occasion did no less honour to her head and heart, than do her histrionic triumphs to her brilliant genius.'†   (source)
  • So saying, Mr Crummles, after pretending that he thought he must have lost it, produced a square inch of newspaper from the pocket of the pantaloons he wore in private life (which, together with the plain clothes of several other gentlemen, lay scattered about on a kind of dresser in the room), and gave it to Nicholas to read: 'The talented Vincent Crummles, long favourably known to fame as a country manager and actor of no ordinary pretensions, is about to cross the Atlantic on a histrionic expedition.†   (source)
  • And fight they did; the issue of the combat being that the Valiant Soldier was slain by a preternaturally inadequate thrust from Eustacia, Jim, in his ardour for genuine histrionic art, coming down like a log upon the stone floor with force enough to dislocate his shoulder.†   (source)
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