The greyness and the dustlike quality of the water ensure that colorlessness
prevails over the prismatic project; the powdery quality brings a negative vitality commensurate with visual opaqueness and mental occlusion.
For all of his personal colorlessness
, he appeared to relish his role as the bete noir of the reform movement.
In his words, he learned anger from "The Flowers of Evil," sighs from Verlaine, and colorlessness
and frailty from Valery, and these allowed him to find a voice to express his own dirges.
He makes use, however, of such a broad range of shades and tones in depicting the colorlessness
Combining brightness and colorlessness
, transparency and reflected light, glass embodies a questioning of categorical limits, a material ambivalence.
The writing is understated to the point of colorlessness
, evoking little passion or humor.
The answer is not to retreat into colorlessness
but to reconstitute the definition of the self into something that acknowledges the conditions of her physical being: the visible evidence of her whiteness and her blackness, the heritage of slavery and sexual abuse.
Fanon's intense privacy was part of his colorlessness
If we sometimes lament the colorlessness
of our modern politician s, whose programs and ideologies are as predictable as their neckwear, we might nonetheless be grateful that in our day no genius in the throes of divine madness lights our way to paradise.
The words that might have soared required near colorlessness
so that governments and opposing groups tolerate their disruptive power inside political battles and histories that want to paper over this view.
While the apparent colorlessness
of her life may well have been a reflection of the subordination of the individual to community discipline and the service of God typical of Amish society--her eulogy mentioned nothing about her artistic career-- her soul clearly found freedom of expression in the decorative bookplates, embellished family records, and tokens of remembrance she crafted, which glow with the colors of emotional release.
We'd seen the loneliness of the suburbs, the alcoholism and mental disorders of family members--or, what was almost worse, the long-suffering colorlessness
of neighbors, their persistent but never critical depression.
In contrast to the functional features, Putnam's stereotypical features of colorlessness
, transparency, and tastelessness do a good job in these cases.
In 1989, he became the Party's general secretary It is hard to think of a distinctive policy or attribute to associate with him except general colorlessness
Offering no hope for deliverance from the negation of this spiritually barren world, the poet emphasizes colorlessness