Pollyanna


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Pollyanna

the “glad child,” extraordinarily optimistic. [Children’s Lit.: Pollyanna]

Pollyanna

always finds something to be glad about. [Am. Lit.: Pollyanna; Am. Cinema: Pollyanna in Disney Films, 170–172]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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ON A MISSION: Riders Roan Grant, Laura Patterson, Kelly Grant, Pollyanna Smith, Iona Landale, Emma Webster and Brook Walker will go to the competition in Yorkshire.
Best known in the UK for hits such as Filth and Bob Servant, Pollyanna has spent the past decade establishing herself as one of the most loved genre performers in Hollywood and made her breakthrough in blockbuster TV horror Walking Dead two years ago.
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Pollyanna will take over about 5,700 square feet in the southern portion of the building, and an upscale sports bar, Flagship on the Fox, is moving into the remaining space, said property owner Conrad Hurst of Frontier Development, LLC.
"Expansionary public policies such as fiscal stimulus and interest rate reduction should also assist the manufacturing sector in gaining some traction in the near term," said Pollyanna.
Pretty Pollyanna was another three-quarters of a length back in third.
Back to the minimum trip, and on a much sounder surface, True Mason demonstrate that his Prix Morny form behind Pretty Pollyanna and Signora Cabello puts him bang in the frame.
Pollyanna has since given up doing exams, but footage of her pirouetting across a studio on her prosthetic blade demonstrates her determination.
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