“Is this the conduct of a ‘sly and unpredictable villain’?” “Decidedly so, if the villain, for the purposes of his joke, thinks to simulate the altruist.” “Then how will you know villain from altruist?” Cugel shrugged. “It is not an important distinction.”
“Tell me about the city, then.” The master shrugged. “It’s crowded. It smells. There are lots of things to buy.”ellen kushner
“I am more inclined to punish Hurtiancz for his crassness,” said Ildefonse. “But now he simulates a swinish stupidity to escape my anger.” “Absolute falsity!” roared Hurtiancz. “I simulate nothing!” Ildefonse shrugged. “For all his deficiencies as polemicist and magician, Hurtiancz at least is candid.”jack vance
“Tell me about the city, then.” The master shrugged. “It’s crowded. It smells. There are lots of things to buy.”
“I'm sorry about yesterday," she said. He hung on to his straps and shrugged. "Yesterday happens.”Rainbow Rowell
Ah jist shrugged, -- Well, as one anarchist plumber sais tae the other: smash the cistern.
“Whoa, I'm your girlfriend now?" Archer shrugged. "We've tried to kill each other, fought ghouls, and kissed a lot. I'm pretty sure we're married in some cultures.”Rachel Hawkins
"To hell with that, Jim," she said. "I'm the Bad Girl of the Rolfes, remember? I'll ride in with you, and we can have the chopper pick the birds up, bring them back here, load the rest and be back at the Gate before sunset." He hesitated for a moment, then nodded. "All right," he said. "Never could stand to be left out of the boys' games, eh?" She shrugged. "I'm not Little Miss Cindy Lou Magnoliablossom," she said dryly, patting the FN FiveseveN automatic holstered high on her right hip.
Ah jist shrugged, -- Well, as one anarchist plumber sais tae the other: smash the cistern.Irvine Welsh