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Prince’s expression — a rictus of embarrassment, confusion and guilt — belongs in a gallery.
And there, standing at the bench, his face contorted in a rictus of hateful intensity, was Mike Krzyzewski.
Blairite MPs walked the seafront with rictus smiles.
Sanders defended single-payer health care, Klobuchar defended the middle ground, and Graham and Cassidy lied through rictus grins.
Watching the way photography froze many of their faces into a rictus of rage was chilling.
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