The wheezes of the scorching horns; the popping of overheated drumheads; the groans and pleadings of the musicians, with now and then a pure silvery note from a thoro[ugh]bred piper who cared not a rap that he was to be roasted for his art; the ravings of the crowd looking on; dervishes and holy-rollers expressing themselves; the chuckles of a few cannibals; and over all the rancous imperturbability
of old horse fiddles.
Along with such textual correspondences, Woodhouse highlights intellectual and biographic similarities between the two authors: a certain practical outlook on social and economic advancement, significant life difficulties they both experienced, their shared aspiration to a kind of stoic imperturbability
The buntings and hares excited nature lovers but Heswall took Paul and his affianced Heather in its stride, living up to a reputation for well-bred imperturbability
Jewel is angered by Cash's methodical slowness and imperturbability
, but, even in scoffing at it, he too underscores the importance of the task Cash is performing, both for Addie and for himself:
Indeed, given that Kristol has become fed up with the right, Bush would in many ways seem to be the perfect choice; a president who would carry out the right's agenda, even more than Reagan did, with bonhomie and imperturbability
There is an imperturbability
to Motion's prose, and to his reactions to Keats's life and poetry, which threatens to alienate the reader.
Normally the epitome of steadfast imperturbability
, Jackson was reduced to sputtering incoherence by the ordeal.
His cocktail of high modernist imperturbability
and deadpan humor also resonates with younger artists.
And yet, there's an overall sense of imperturbability
, of balance, inherent in these banal scenes, as no detail within the broad structural layout of the panoramic compositions is singled out and everything is shown in equal focus.
I admire your imperturbability
, but it is important that you realize that it is a terrible situation.
Gosling's wised-up imperturbability
promises that he is more than meets the eye.
By retreating into philosophical imperturbability
, Liam avoids some of the problems of family life but finally realizes that he is paying a high price for this lack of engagement with others: "It's as if I've never been entirely present in my own life" (263).
It considered other peoples if not inferior then as causes of disquiet within its apparent imperturbability
, because it suspected that its knowledge was inherently limited, and that an immense unknown exteriority lingered in the shadows of the unexplored and might erupt into visibility at any moment.
What does add credence, though, is the characteristic imperturbability
in which Lenzner cloaked himself from the beginning, his demonstrated tendency to play everything close to the vest.
Defying a surge in string of deadly bomb blasts and economic woes, the nation proved its metal of not being bogged down and look forward with dreams of keeping the wolves at bay once again through rare virtue of imperturbability
, tells the world and its fair weather friends to their utter dismay that they cannot be branded as 'a failed nation'.