• Long-haired and prissy and so pretty she could have played young Dejah Thoris.

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  • When Wiig finally breaks free, she has a ball imitating the prissy condescension that Byrne assumed for the role.

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  • Members will need to be less prissy and fastidious, less prone to faint every time things get rough or go wrong.

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  • You ask me, Nikki was way too prissy to kill anyone.

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  • You are in a minority here in America and, I imagine, everywhere else where people do not have the economic mentality of a prissy, doddering rentier.

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  • But it is to confront a reality that sports is still prissy about: that games are entertainment, and entertainment is what the networks pay top dollar for.

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  • That sounds too much like Mary Pickford, that prissy bitch.

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  • Other famous people who hail from Augusta include actress Thelma "Butterfly" McQueen, who played Prissy in "Gone With the Wind, " actor Laurence Fishburne, soprano Jessye Norman and Frank Yerby, the famous poet and author.

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  • It's true that Fleming pokes fun at her rather prissy probity -- refusing to exceed the speed limit during a car chase, for instance -- but Nancy emerges with her virtue intact, as she always has.

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  • Let's not be prissy.

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  • If New York et al. succeed in their war against trans fats, and as government becomes even more involved in health care, prissy New York-style food police will ramp up their efforts to mandate how we live and how we eat in the name of containing health care costs and saving us from ourselves.

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