Today, it''s the same words being spoken but we seem intrigued rather than put out by the random dottiness
and where the critics of the fifties felt the message and moral eluded them, we''re eager to search it out for ourselves.
Esme's husband, an unfashionable and largely forgotten painter, has been dead for years but his mother, Evelyn, survives in the house to fade gradually from scene to scene from engaging dottiness
through dementia to death.
Can I have been that dense, or was I helplessly caught in the peculiar web of dottiness
that secrecy imposes on family life?
uk are great fun and show that the target audience has taken the dottiness
of Mary Woodbridge to its collective bosom.
Thirty years later when I spoke to the Hegel scholar Stanley Rosen about his one meeting with Marcuse, Rosen remembered exactly the kind of person I knew, a charming Old World academic with a touch of dottiness
And simply by using that word "fool" you made it clear that your affair was an act of stupidity and dottiness
, rather than the real thing.
They're a chummy confraternity with more than a whiff of dottiness
A cracking cameo too from Constance Chapman as cranky Nanny Ba Ba, right out of the Margaret Rutherford school of delightfully dithering dottiness
The left got itself into the position that to be proper, decent, moral, you had to love people more than yourself, and that's just plain dottiness
In the formulized formalisms of literary physics this means that no matter how long the time span of a novel might be (whether measured in terms of textual action or of active text), the phasespace within which the work elaborates its own actantial algorithmics - in synaptic contradistinction to Euclidean dottiness
on the matter of points, the novel's "counter-point" having magnitude but no location - remains constant.
Although the dottiness
of Tolstoy religious tracts is duly acknowledged, chapters 13 and 14 on Tolstoy as a holy man and his real Christianity have proved the most rewarding of any in this book for this reader.
Thousands of Germans were already quietly emigrating to South America at the end of the 19th century in search of some spot not snapped up by the British and French; but it took the combined dottiness
and teutonic energies of Friedrich Nietzsche's sister Elisabeth to create a proto-Nazi colony proper in the jungle.
Old Big 'Ead scored 251 goals in 274 League appearances for Boro - his hometown club - and Sunderland, before he became the greatest England manager we never had - and O'Neill has adopted some of his idiosyncratic dottiness
The project, which has lasted three years and is still ongoing, is a collaborative record of what would otherwise be hidden: the discipline, dignity and ever-so-slight dottiness
of Bert's solitary domestic life.
Political correctness and racism continued to border on dottiness