"Life is not worth living, " she declared melodramatically.
The Washington Post leads with the slightly more remote aftermath of the Cheney vice presidency with another installment in its award-winning series, this time laying out the high-level play-by-play around the presidential wiretapping program. A picture emerges of lawyers in the office of the general council attempting to bring the program in line with the law and loop in the attorney general's office, each time to be thwarted by the vice president's top lawyers. The story ends with a cliffhanger, to be resolved in tomorrow's paper.
noun [U] MAINLY US INFORMAL
a film, play or television programme which is not realistic:
As a whole the series was never less than watchable - hokum, perhaps, but entertaining.
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... research miles beyond what you'd get with a typical Google search, which is sullied with hits for unproved herbal remedies and other medical hokum. ...
1. A message that seems to convey no meaning.
Something apparently impressive or legitimate but actually untrue or
A stock technique for eliciting a desired response from an audience.
[Perhaps HO(CUS-POCUS) + (BUN)KUM.]
Meaning #1: a message that seems to convey no meaning
Synonyms: nonsense, nonsensicality, meaninglessness
n. - 廢話 日本語 (Japanese)
n. - お涙頂戴の手法, 場当たり的せりふ, 馬鹿話, でたらめ
The Classic Novel: Adaptations of the Classic Novel
6 Hardy, history and hokum Keith Selby It was David Lodge, in an early article
on The Return of the Native (1878), who first called Hardy a 'cinematic' ...
Page 94 為感情效果或譁眾取寵而加入文本的 噱頭 情節 材料 動作等等
If a tendency for hokum — 'theatrical speech, action, etc., designed to make a
sentimental or melodramatic appeal to an audience'
3 — is evident in the rural ...
... the second paragraph puts the description firmly back in the hands
Hardy, history and hokum His Christian name was Gabriel, and on working ...
However, the fact that Hardy himself did not conceive of the novel as hokum is
evidenced in the title itself — an ironic invocation of Gray's 'Elegy
... is, indeed, plenty of room for hokum: 'In this rather plodding film the
insufficiency of the foreground is partly ...
Hardy, history and hokum I think it is fair to say that this is brilliantly
executed, and conveys precisely the overall thematic concerns both of its ...
... history and hokum The law arrests the man or woman Who steals the goose from
off the common, But leaves the greater rascal loose, Who steals the common ...
But it does mean that when we watch Schlesinger's adaptation of the novel, it's
not him we have to accuse of hokum. By the time of Tess of the d'Urbervilles ...
... rural, agricultural community, and the new, social world, which is draining
the life out of the old: Hardy, history and hokum Between the mother, ...
If Schlesinger is true to Hardy's hokum rather than Dorset's history,
... We know
the place, we may even share Bryson's particular hokum for the Windsor ...
3 This is the definition of hokum offered by the OED. ...
Books: Their Place in Democracy
Page 95 - necessary/amiable/well-meant
The actual amount of hokum varies considerably from club to club. ... If the
books themselves are not hokum and I can think of but one book issued by an ...
The Cambridge Companion to Blues and Gospel Music
edited by Allan Moore, Jonathan Cross - Music - 2003 - 234 pages
Page 32 - A variation on this set-up, one that came to be known as
"hokum" blues, ...
Hokum blues typically used the verse form of couplet and refrain, ...
A drama, such as a play, film, or television program, characterized by exaggerated emotions, stereotypical characters, and interpersonal conflicts.
The dramatic genre characterized by this treatment.
Behavior or occurrences having melodramatic characteristics.
[Alteration of melodrame, from French mélodrame, spoken drama that includes some musical accompaniment, melodrama : Greek melos, song + French drame, drama (from Late Latin drāma; see drama).]
noun [C or U]
a story, play, or film in which the characters show stronger emotions than real people usually do:
a television melodrama
MAINLY UK The car's hardly damaged - there's no need to make a melodrama out of it (= make the situation more important than it is).
showing much stronger emotions than are necessary or usual for a situation:
a melodramatic speech
━━ n. メロドラマ; メロドラマ的事件［言動］.
mel・o・dra・mat・ic ━━ a.
━━ n. メロドラマ作者.
A True Drama is an award-winning documentary
- A melodramatic serial in which each episode ends in suspense.
- A suspenseful situation occurring at the end of a chapter, scene, or episode.
- A contest so closely matched that the outcome is uncertain until the end.