If this thing doesn't jell before long I had better abandon it, much as that goes against my personal work rules.
When things weren't really jelling, its reverence for silence sometimes seemed rigid or pious; as red lights turned to green outside the club on Avenue C, and drivers gunned their engines, the floppy song of the street barged in all the time.
I had to ask myself what I could do to make all these things jell, and my solution was to leave each idiom in its own style, without fooling around too much, and to let the underlying music tie those elements together.
Ms. Marano and Mr. Monteiro are traditionalists with highly developed skills in genteel scat singing The triple bill offered variety, but things did not jell very satisfyingly.
That was the thought in Johnny's mind when things finally jelled all the way back together and he opened his eyes.
Grace was superficially happy that things were jelling but was herself merely a physical presence in the band.
Then, an hour in, things jelled.
He felt that he had not let other things jell enough, that it would only cloud his theories instead of clear them, at this point.
The team went out and got him talented receivers to add to that picture when they fell short in two straight AFC championship games, but things have not jelled for a number of reasons.
Sometimes you get stuck and things don't jell.