Example sentences for: dead-on

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  • In one, the teen-age Stevens writes a dead-on Stevensian description of a motley village band--"the piping of flamboyant flutes, the wriggling of shrieking fifes with rasping dagger-voices, the sighing of bass-viols, drums that beat and rattle, the crescendo of cracked trombones."

  • One thing you didn't mention in your dead-on is that, for the first time to my knowledge, the Pulitzer committee decided commentary on the biggest story of the year was more worthy of a prize than anyone's reporting on the story.

  • Bush, it seems, has become an Austin Powers fanatic, enlivening his contentless campaign travels with dead-on imitations of Dr. Evil.

  • (Her pan of Forrest Gump , for example, was dead-on and brave in its criticism but also packed to the gills with compliments.)

  • It's not as groundbreaking as 1994's Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain , but it's close: "[T]he music is leaner and cleaner, with lunatic word play that remains an advanced course in pretzel logic" (Chris Nashawaty, Fortune ). The album "redefines the band's stellar status" (Colin Berry, the San Francisco Chronicle ), and vocalist-guitarist Stephen Malkmus delivers not just the expected musical power-punch but dead-on lyrics as well: It's "his most direct statement of purpose ever (in short: Things hurt, and growing up is hard, but kissing helps)" (Joe Levy, Rolling Stone ). (Click here to listen.)

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