- Wanting the approval and affection of her teacher, she is baffled by his alternately affectionate and rebarbative behaviour.
- The person who brings this out in most women is that television presenter who had the mean little whiney, rebarbative jibes that suited her well.
- We'd done the critical reading and so could sort through the often rebarbative yet always challenging works we favored.
- If all this is a little rebarbative for your battered soul, and tender stomach, you could try some of the globe's more spiritual and/or magical remedies.
- If this is correct, the US response should be to drive a wedge between the perpetrators and to their close supporters, rebarbative as they definitely will turn out to be.
- They were highly rebarbative in the way that they were carried out and the threats that were used.
- It is quite as rebarbative and as jealous of its prerogatives as Parliament and nothing like so easy to summon.
- In the 11 years since Romanian dictator Nicolai Ceausescu and his rebarbative wife Elena were toppled, the popular uprisings in Eastern Europe have developed their own distinctive choreography.
- Has Stanley's ill-considered publication of this literary leviathan given license to a certain kind of rebarbative white animus toward any stirrings of black cultural ascendancy?
- Some of the author's strategies for outwitting this rebarbative terrain are well practised and well documented.
- Over the past couple of hours a lot of rebarbative, ulcerated and embittered people had been working hard at bedding their resentments down in sensory-deprivation tanks full of alcohol.
- Matthew Turner dug up some of his more rebarbative columns.
- It is not a chronicle of an aristocratic caste, but of the potpourri of birth, nurture, ambition and opportunism that has imposed upon Britain the most rebarbative governing élite outside France.
- As Thomas's pained gait and brittle limbs signal a physical deterioration, put-on sibling chitchat quickly turns to rebarbative bickering.
- Quantification of aims and accomplishments may seem less rebarbative to scientists than to humanists.
- Our readings proved to be chock-a-block with militant palaver and rebarbative nonsense.
- It's just another bit of dreary left-wing ‘statement art’: morally rebarbative, aesthetically nugatory, interesting only as a symptom of cultural decay.
- It is too perversely rebarbative an opera to be, as I say, exactly enjoyable, but you begin to wonder if life, with its sado-masochistic tensions below the surface, isn't sometimes like this.
- Yet the text is neither dense nor rebarbative, and the author provides summaries of the argument as she proceeds from stage to stage.
- The more rebarbative influence of O'Casey is tempered by the gentler one of Synge.