icily regular

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  • They were too faultily faultless, too icily regular for my taste. Cited from Pebbles on the Shore, by Alpha of the Plough (Alfred George Gardiner)
  • To write nothing better than grammatical English, to punctuate properly, and repeat thoughts in the same sequence that have been repeated a thousand times, is to do something icily regular, splendidly null. Cited from Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Musicians, by Elbert Hubbard
  • Faultily faultless, icily regular, splendidly null, Dead perfection, no more. Cited from Robert Browning: How To Know Him, W. L. Phelps
  • The special piece of work may contain technical flaws, and yet there may be within it a soul worth all the "icily regular and splendidly null" achievements that ever were possible to proficient mediocrity. Cited from Shadows of the Stage, by William Winter
  • She was chilling at first, icily regular as "Maud" herself, using the full power of that invaluable manner which had kept Mousie hypnotized for years, both as princess and queen. Cited from The Guests Of Hercules, by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • "Faultily faultless, icily regular, splendidly null, Dead perfection, no more." Cited from A Study of Poetry, by Bliss Perry
  • The man of feeling cannot but find all Ranelagh and Vauxhall in some icily regular effusion of the eighteenth century, and will take a deeper retrospective thrill from an old playbill than from the play itself. Cited from The Psychology of Beauty, by Ethel D. Puffer
  • There crept an unfamiliar note of yearning sincerity into the prayers wherewith he took his heretofore formal part in the church prayer meeting, and it almost perceptibly thinned the frozen crust of the "icily regular" service. Cited from The First Soprano, by Mary Hitchcock
  • He was "faultily faultless, icily regular, splendidly null." Cited from Sermons on Biblical Characters, by Clovis G. Chappell
  • The donkeys were tired; everybody was cross; the calm indifference of the glorious night was as irritating as must have been the "icily regular, splendidly null" perfection of Maud herself. Cited from The Princess Passes, by Williamson