When I spoke, I was listened to; and I was at a loss to know how I had so easily acquired the art of commanding attention, and giving the tone to the conversation.
And I’m working at trying to find a kind of language where I won’t be so easily modulated by expectation.
In discussions around the hiring and firing of Black faculty at universities, the charge is frequently heard that Black women are more easily hired than are Black men.
The musket, always a muzzleloader, took minutes to reload; an archer could aim and fire up to a dozen arrows in a minute. Muskets required continual cleaning and repair; bows were quickly made and easily maintained.
Francis Webb is easily our greatest poet and one of the greatest poets in the world but he’s hardly ever mentioned.
Who naught suspects is easily deceived.
When art dresses in worn-out material it is most easily recognized as art.
I could have easily been a statistic. Growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y., it was easy – a little too easy – to get into trouble. Surrounded by poor schools, lack of resources, high unemployment rates, poverty, gangs and more, I watched as many of my peers fell victim to a vicious cycle of diminished opportunities and imprisonment.
The Mexican succumbs very easily to sentimental effusions, and therefore he shuns them.
Don’t call me a saint. I don’t want to be dismissed so easily.