By SINDYA N. BHANOO
A simulation of the dinosaur’s neck muscles suggests it was a dainty eater compared with its bigger cousin, Tyrannosaurus rex.
Remembering When Dad Came Out
By MANOHLA DARGIS
Christopher Plummer and Ewan McGregor star in "Beginners," a wistful memory piece about a straight son and his dying gay father.
And then he came to the corner at home, which faced the other side of the night. The ash-tree seemed a friend now. His mother rose with gladness as he entered. He put his eight shillings proudly on the table.
"It'll help, mother?" he asked wistfully.
"There's precious little left," she answered, "after your ticket and dinners and such are taken off."
Then he told her the budget of the day. His life-story, like an Arabian Nights, was told night after night to his mother. It was almost as if it were her own life.
- Full of wishful yearning.
- Pensively sad; melancholy.
[From obsolete wistly, intently.]wistfully wist'ful·ly adv.
wistfulness wist'ful·ness n.
- wist • ful
- wistfully, （全1件）
1 切ない気持ちの, あきらめきれない；なつかしげな, 深い思い［切々の情］を込めた.
2 〈人・表情などが〉痛切な, 物言いたげな, 物足りなさそうな；物思いにふける
- Of high cost or worth; valuable.
- Highly esteemed; cherished.
- Dear; beloved.
- Affectedly dainty or overrefined: precious mannerisms.
- Informal. Thoroughgoing; unmitigated: a precious mess.
One who is dear or beloved; a darling.
Used as an intensive: "He had precious little right to complain" (James Agee).
[Middle English, from Old French precios, from Latin pretiōsus, from pretium, price.]preciously pre'cious·ly adv.
- An itemized summary of estimated or intended expenditures for a given period along with proposals for financing them: submitted the annual budget to Congress.
- A systematic plan for the expenditure of a usually fixed resource, such as money or time, during a given period: A new car will not be part of our budget this year.
- The total sum of money allocated for a particular purpose or period of time: a project with an annual budget of five million dollars.
- A stock or collection with definite limits: "his budget of general knowledge" (William Hazlitt).
- Appalachian Mountains. A wallet or small pouch.
v., -et·ed, -et·ing, -ets. v.tr.
- To plan in advance the expenditure of: needed help budgeting our income; budgeted my time wisely.
- To enter or account for in a budget: forgot to budget the car payments.
To make or use a budget.
- Of or relating to a budget: budget items approved by Congress.
- Appropriate for a restricted budget; inexpensive: a budget car; budget meals.
[Middle English bouget, wallet, from Old French bougette, diminutive of bouge, leather bag, from Latin bulga, of Celtic origin.]budgetary budg'et·ar'y (bŭj'ĭ-tĕr'ē) adj.
budgeter budg'et·er or budg'et·eer' (-ĭ-tîr') n.
Definition of dainty
adjective (daintier, daintiest)
noun (plural dainties)
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