Rome for D'Annunzio's Giorgio--as for Pirandello's Mattia Pascal--is a cemetery of enervation
, a "citta dell'inerzia intellettuale" (85), "una citta dove altro non si potesse che morire" (109).
The architect has chanced upon a wonderful spot to escape the onset of urban enervation
2000), whereas better known "fight-or-flight" responses emphasize sympathetic-adrenal-medullary enervation
and activities linked to traditionally male roles (Powell and Matthews 2002; Taylor et al.
The many ways in which Americans seek a sense of belonging--in the psychiatrist's office, in psychotropic drugs, in cults and "easy religion"--testify to that enervation
, as Nisbet detailed in his 1953 breakout book, The Quest for Community.
Negative: Boredom, stagnation, blandness, enervation
13) Nineteenth-century attitudes about artisanal dynamism, Jackson Lears writes, emerged as an "antidote" to anxieties about the personal and cultural enervation
attending the apparent "overcivilization" of modern culture, as well as the industrial division of labor into narrow tasks.
insulate certain core freedoms from enervation
brought about in the name
Indolence", in Machiavelli's word: there are stages to the enervation
of free peoples.
The psalm embellishes the nostalgia, the enervation
of the exiles.
I also want to suggest that this textual intermixing, by strengthening the force of Merguson's argument, subtly counters another widespread prejudice that he later addresses: the supposed correlation between hybridity and physical and cultural enervation
Moser argues that Conrad's work after 1911 shows signs of enervation
and qualitative decline.
No local anesthetic was used because the incision was small and there is believed to be little enervation
in this area (Altman 1981, Pietz et al.
Queenie is the Pele of yawn, the Einstein of enervation
Though the translation blurs it, it cannot erase the fact that eventually the definition of masculinity was formulated in contradiction with femininity, and the latter's certain connotations shifted into the meaning of softness or enervation
In an earlier novel, A bend in the river (1979), Salim articulates this same sense of enervation
when he says: "You were in a place where the future had come and gone" (Naipaul, 1979:33).