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12) Garryowen described him as `a good-tempered, easy-going kind of gentleman, who did not suffer the worries of the world to discompose him unnecessarily' while James Stephen characterised him as `a man of torpid mind and body'.
Because they are not suitable nor covenient to the state of human Nature, because they discompose and disorder it, makes it loose its peace and tranquillity and are directly contrary to the Law of self preservation in respect of the whole Compositum (d) [composition] for they naturally tend to its dissolution, and in respect of the nobler part of the (e) Soul wherein they are as so many Ulcers, Cankers and Gangreens.
Knowing that her nuptial announcement would discompose him, Emma postpones the discussion.
First, it can discompose the overall personality and capacities of its victims.
As Pecoraro notes, Gadda destroys or discomposes "platitudes and collective myths," an action which also forms a philosophical cornerstone of the treatise Umorismo:
While these two inquiries usually appear in separate studies, Altman has shown how probability is an early modern concept that, through words, defines and discomposes the self.
If every thing that went wrong, if every vanity or weakness in another gave us a sensible pang, it would be hard indeed: but as long as the disagreeableness of the consequences of a sudden disaster is kept out of sight by the immediate oddity of the circumstances, and the absurdity or unaccountableness of a foolish action is the most striking thing in it, the ludicrous prevails over the pathetic, and we receive pleasure instead of pain from the farce of life which is played before us, and which discomposes our gravity as often as it fails to move our anger or our pity
The purpose of syntax is to compose, but your syntax, in many instances, discomposes.
A polarized ray of light that traverses such an active optical material discomposes in two parallel vibrations with the directions of the principal stress.
Any alteration, on this earth of mine, in diet, or in lodging, puzzles and discomposes me.
Beckett's text thus implicates and discomposes the specular reader who is drawn into the trapped characters' urgent but misguided response to the epistemological questions that foreground the quest--where?