union as a whole--or, by merely devitalizing
the separate units
Processed food is made from real food that has been put through devitalizing
chemical processes and is infused with chemicals and preservatives.
This is a devitalizing
absence, for it is precisely this electricity and joy that recommend Williams, among all the performers of the period, to our attention.
the natural shame associated with sin creates a moral vacuum into which the cultural elite marches with the changes it wants, which don't end with merely replacing traditional symbols of manhood, but include overturning the Christian moral order itself.
Just as we were all taught not to crush tissue, cut too deeply, or pull too hard, we should think of our energy sources as potentially devitalizing
flamethrowers--safe when skillfully moderated, but ultimately dangerous and unpredictable unless they are used in a thoughtful, tissue-preserving way.