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Word: evocative

Definition: tending to call up (emotions, memories)


Sentences Containing 'evocative'

"Kentucky Route Zero" makes a point of asking you to describe their interior instead – and, by extension, yourself as well...A powerfully evocative and beautiful subversion of point-and-click rote, but occasionally opaque and disorienting."
A reviewer for ReGen magazine described the music as "evocative of ever changing tensions in its fictional narrative backbone... unlike classic electronic acts occupied with film scores like Tangerine Dream, ...is not constrained by the necessity to remain committed to one mood or a singular theme."
Anne Wyman gave "The Queens of K-Town" a largely favourable review in the "San Francisco Chronicle", while Adelle Waldman, writing for the "Village Voice", praised Hur's writing as "evocative without being obtrusive" but criticised the novel as a whole for its self-indulgence and lack of coherence.
At its introduction at the Paris Air Show in November 1936, even before its first flight, the G.I was a sensation, appearing in a purple and yellow finish (evocative of the Spanish Republican colors, thought to be Fokker's first export customer).
Beecroft's performances have been described as art, fashion, brilliant, terrible, evocative, provocative, disturbing, sexist, and empowering.
Co-producer Jason Orans says, "This became one of my favorite shots in the film, very colorful, evocative, and (naturally) sweet."
Critic Lynn Van Matre of the "Chicago Tribune" wrote "One of the singer-songwriter's strongest and most wittily observant efforts, the album finds Prine at the top of his form in a mix of evocative folk-country ballads and more rocking fare...
Despite the lack of drama or strong characterisation in the libretto, Bizet managed to overcome those weaknesses with strongly evocative music.
Duggan was primarily a stylist. His story 'Six Place Names and a Girl,' to which Sargeson contributed the title, was an early success, with its minimal plot and its brief, evocative descriptions of the Hauraki Plains.
Giancarlo describes the music as "evocative and intense, with personal songwriting".
Her films possess sensitive and delicate cinematography, fluid editing, an evocative feel for setting and costume, and a commitment to solid character development and acting.
In 2001, she was the first woman to win the Takemitsu Prize; in 2007 she received a Charles Ives Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters with a citation for music, "by turns, urgent, poetic, evocative and witty."
In his review in the "Los Angeles Times", Kevin Thomas noted Knopfler's "evocative score".
Leimbacher, though generally dismissive of the lyrics, found an exception for this song and "To Isengard", while "The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music" finds the song "evocative", indicating that the album contains "ome of" Bruce's "finest lyrics".
Most of its burial sections have evocative names, including Eventide, Babyland (for infants, shaped like a heart), Graceland, Inspiration Slope, Slumberland (for children and adolescents), Sweet Memories, Vesperland, Borderland (on the edge of the cemetery), and Dawn of Tomorrow.
Noted among many reviews was de Mille’s highly evocative choreography, described as "film sensibility" and renowned for its realism.
Similarly, Zalis argued that "1916" is split between "highly evocative chronicle" and, "for unexplainable reasons", a polemical format that is "confused, confusing, attackable."
Somehow, the evocative moan of the artist's guitar suggests a truth much deeper than the carnival-as-life metaphor has revealed."" "Tunnel of Love" is one of only three Dire Straits songs not credited to Mark Knopfler alone (the other two are "Money for Nothing" and "What's The Matter Baby?").
The "overture", the most extended to any stage work by Gounod, opens with a passage which later serves as the "introduction to the tableau in the Crau", and with its horn calls and shimmering harmony is evocative of hot open spaces.
The adjective "lymphatus" was "strongly evocative of Bacchic frenzy," and the Roman playwright Pacuvius (220–130 BC) explicitly connects it to "sacra Bacchi", "rites of Bacchus."
The book was well received in the media, with the Sunday Independent describing it as "lively and evocative, as well as beautifully and economically written" while The Irish World stated that "his observations [...]
The Crime Doctor's recent appearances have all depicted him wearing star-shaped glasses, evocative of Elton John's eyewear.
The design elements of the former station building were evocative of nearby Nijo-jo castle.
The novel also includes a set of mysterious and evocative photographs scattered throughout the book, which enhance the melancholy message of the text.
The organs also contained stops and expressive divisions evocative of the romantic organ writing of the 19th and early 20th-century French school.

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