With arch condescension, Bashir simultaneously declared “our intention is create warm relations with southerners.”
Tarantino has come to associate his arch, knowing, ironic Hollywood horror show with reality itself.
For his part, Newt Gingrich has clearly been honing his persona as condescending, arch, snide Big Thinker.
arch competitor Volkswagen last year announced it will build a new assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Forget the charming George Valentin, whose mute Artist could draw a swoon with the arch of his eyebrow.
The arches look as if they had supplanted a sixth arch of the nave.
She looked at me with the smile of some arch old lady in a Louis XV pastel.
He edged his way to where an arch had given access to the kitchen garden of the inn.
arch forms were erected for 96 ft. at the center of the tunnel, using 12-ft.
The tilting ring, suspended from the top of the arch, was not more than an inch in diameter.
1540s, "chief, principal," from prefix arch-; used in 12c. archangel, etc., but extended to so many derogatory uses (arch-rogue, arch-knave, etc.) that by mid-17c. it acquired a meaning of "roguish, mischievous," since softened to "saucy." Also found in archwife (late 14c.), variously defined as "a wife of a superior order" or "a dominating woman, virago."
early 14c., "to form an arch" (implied in arched); c.1400, "to furnish with an arch," from arch (n.). Related: Arching.
also archi-, word-forming element meaning "chief, principal; extreme, ultra; early, primitive," from Latinized form of Greek arkh-, arkhi- "first, chief, primeval," comb. form of arkhos "chief" (see archon).
An organ or structure having a curved or bowlike appearance, especially either of two arched sections of the bony structure of the foot.
In architecture, a curved or pointed opening that spans a doorway, window, or other space.
Note: The form of arch used in building often serves to distinguish styles of architecture from one another. For example, Romanesque architecture usually employs a round arch, and Gothic architecture, a pointed arch.
an architectural term found only in Ezek. 40:16, 21, 22, 26, 29. There is no absolute proof that the Israelites employed arches in their buildings. The arch was employed in the building of the pyramids of Egypt. The oldest existing arch is at Thebes, and bears the date B.C. 1350. There are also still found the remains of an arch, known as Robinson's Arch, of the bridge connecting Zion and Moriah. (See TYROPOEON VALLEY.)