It was a bold, more overt, Starker sense of humor level than they have had in the past.
"There couldn't be a Starker contrast," Axelrod said, slamming what he called Romney's "backwards-looking" approach.
The difference in approach has become all the Starker as the financial crisis bites in the U.S.
The contrast with those entrusted with the campaign could not have been Starker.
Gates seems to have foreseen that Obama would ultimately feel driven to a Starker decision than Gates wanted.
He had a right to hang about Starker's, for he knew Miss Usher now.
On Monday he refrained from hanging round the door in Starker's iron shutter.
Johnson's operations and his premises were so diminutive that for Winny—after Starker's—the descent seemed awful.
She had got another situation at Starker's, in the millinery department.
At Starker's there was always a chance of something happening.
Old English stearc "stiff, strong" (related to starian "to stare"), from Proto-Germanic *starkaz (cf. Old Norse sterkr, Old Frisian sterk, Middle Dutch starc, Old High German starah, German stark, Gothic *starks), from PIE root *ster- "stiff, rigid" (see stare).
Meaning "utter, sheer, complete" first recorded c.1400, perhaps from influence of common phrase stark dead (late 14c.), with stark mistaken as an intensive adjective. Sense of "bare, barren" is from 1833. Stark naked (1520s) is from Middle English start naked (early 13c.), from Old English steort "tail, rump." Hence British slang starkers "naked" (1923).