Partly because of the way he worded things, but mostly because he tried to mask his emotions - like Alex.
The actual tip sounds like someone is reading it and it's always worded in the same format.
It wasn't worded as a question, but kept my fingers crossed so tightly they hurt.
He worded his response with caution.
Well, that wasn't exactly the way Katie worded it.
The immediate occasion of his imprisonment was a strongly worded declaration he had written a few days previously against the mass, the celebration of which, he heard, had been re-established at Canterbury.
The Szerelem iskoldja (School of Love), by Eugene Rakosy, although in some parts exquisitely worded, did not meet with the applause accorded to his Ripacsos Pista Dolmdnya (1874).
Previously to Linnaeus long many-worded names had been used, sometimes with one additional adjective, sometimes with another, so that no true names were fixed and accepted.
They are uniformly worded in English, while continental laws, apart from the Scandinavian, are all in Latin.
In terms of equal courtesy the prior declined the invitation, nor did he obey a second, less softly worded, in September.
15 obscurely worded) the reform was accepted, and the foundations of a new community were laid.
He continued the policy of improving relations with Austria, which did not contribute to his popularity; after the annexation of Bosnia and the Herzegovina his imprudently worded speech at Carate created the illusion that Italy was to be compensated, perhaps by the cession of the Trentino, and the disappointment when nothing of the kind materialized greatly weakened his prestige.
Although it is seldom explicitly stated as an experimental law, it should really be regarded in this light, and may be briefly worded as follows: "The rate of transmission of heat by conduction is proportional to the temperature gradient."
The aide-de-camp was sent to confirm the order which had not been clearly worded the day before, namely, that the commander-in-chief wished to see the regiment just in the state in which it had been on the march: in their greatcoats, and packs, and without any preparation whatever.
"I have read our protests about the Oldenburg affair and was surprised how badly the Note was worded," remarked Count Rostopchin in the casual tone of a man dealing with a subject quite familiar to him.
"Does it matter, Count, how the Note is worded," he asked, "so long as its substance is forcible?"