One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘‘When Britain's sea power was in its prime,’ he began arrestingly, ‘Samuel Pepys ran our Navy almost single-handed.’’
- ‘The boar hunt depicted in the orchestral prelude, with its wavy textures, percussion gasps, wordless choral voices and anguished cries from lower strings, arrestingly sets the tone.’
- ‘Despite some unpolished acting, this conceit is arrestingly carried off: the scenes representing Orpheus's journey into Hades are particularly imaginative in the way they depart from reality without ever actually leaving Rio.’
- ‘They are also arrestingly beautiful, vividly coloured and richly textured.’
- ‘It starts off very arrestingly, but the movie loses its way in a kind of drawn-out middle eight, in which Maiquel gets into cocaine and begins falling out with his compadres and the corrupt cops who are making it all possible.’
- ‘With her penchant for the arrestingly unusual statement, Smith declares that Howard's mistress finds him ‘a man for whom she had no sexual desire whatsoever’.’
- ‘Therborn, by contrast, in focusing on just one dimension of existence, develops a map of human changes over time that is faithful to the complexity and diversity of the world in an arrestingly new way, omitting no corner of the planet.’
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