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1difícilempecinadoatravesado Latin America informalshe was being deliberately bloody-minded and would not take our order — no nos atendía a propósito, para fastidiar informal
- What the amateur sheep-owner discovers is that lambs are bloody-minded, perverse, suicidal, self-destructive, and infuriating.
- And all of them could be bloody-minded and contrary, helping you one minute but ignoring you the next.
- People of this sign have real difficulty fitting into the established order and have a bloody-minded will of their own.
- Nothing is more guaranteed to put off prospective teachers and to undermine the government's efforts to boost the profession than the annual Easter spectacle of bloody-minded, unrepresentative hooligans.
- It's so relaxing to be in a world where things go as you want them to - real life today is so very bloody-minded.
- Meanwhile, he wages a low-level campaign of civil disobedience in the tax office where he works, destroying evidence of fraud - more, it seems, out of bloody-minded laziness than idealism.
- It's a good team up in York and it would be pretty bloody-minded for the new tenant not to give them a good chance.
- I can't say what effects it had, because I didn't end up taking the stuff - in the end I'm too independent and bloody-minded to to want to have my thoughts and moods governed or ameliorated by a drug.
- But almost two hours, the drizzle isn't letting up, the cold is starting to bite, and a handful of bloody-minded sheep are refusing to respect the newly erected electric fence.
- In the name of customer care, modern companies now set up an obstacle course only the most determined, bloody-minded and technically-blessed customer will get through.
- Impatient, stupid and bloody-minded drivers like this should be made to walk everywhere, so that we smaller fish can cross the road at designated crossings without being in fear of our lives.
- The prime minister would, it is said, have taken the plunge had it not been for the bloody-minded insistence of his chancellor in sticking to the Treasury's five tests.
- That here is an athlete of such power, skill and bloody-minded determination that victory is accepted quietly, as if expected, and defeat like a plague on his house.
- Every commercial breakthrough or rich, melodic offering has given way to a more bloody-minded - or just bloody - follow-up.
- Proud, reactionary, occasionally intimidating, fiercely independent, bloody-minded perhaps, but not sanguine.
- Discipline a key factor in this, and all the more important because other teams were clearly going to struggle for tries against such a bloody-minded defence.
- It was only a bloody-minded determination by the media to wrong-foot the Prince that gave this humorous aside even the appearance of controversy.
- The more people try to stop me, the more I want to do it, just to be bloody-minded.
- The real credit to the team was not just the sheer bloody-minded defence, but the fact it was achieved by so many second-string players in a squad short of depth.
- The show is bloody-minded, bizarre and one-off original.