It is these references to the lived reality of the scholars writing this book, and the ordinariness
of collaboration and friendship, that make reading this book an unusually enjoyable experience.
According to Ginzberg, the women's very ordinariness
suggests that their petition represents a "tiny glimpse" into a much larger phenomenon, a process in which "an idea repeatedly declared unthinkable gets raised among a small group of people, is launched into public debate, and becomes part of a conversation about the rights and responsibilities of the nation's citizens" (p.
It examines the hollowness of heroism, the yearning for ordinariness
, the search for the weapon of mass destruction that will allow our side "to outlast the others and, in the name of peace, colonise the world".
What we loved about Will was that even though he's this big movie star, there's a kind of ordinariness
to him,'' says the movie's producer, Lindsay Doran, who earlier made ``Sense and Sensibility'' and ``Nanny McPhee,'' which Thompson both wrote and starred in.
Noero cites the example of the Smithsons' Ordinariness
and Light, in which architecture acts as an armature for and backdrop to everyday lives.
This, we feel, is the real stuff, revealing the peculiarities of these people rather than their ordinariness
It's this very ordinariness
that gives power to Michel Horvat's feature documentary We Are Dad, set to premiere on Showtime on June 19.
Lelyveld surmises, "As my mom saw and felt it, Grandma's passivity--the finiteness, the absolute ordinariness
of her expectations--stood for all the inertia, all the conventions, all the obstacles that checked her own progress on the path to the more independent life to which she felt entitled.
The endearing thing about Rooney - and the quality which makes him so unaware of his genius - is his ordinariness
The Civic Hybrid impresses with its sheer ordinariness
Moreover, the ordinariness
of life often masks the active fantasies and eccentricities that provide life with its rich texture.
Despite the fact that the pilots had been involved in 'something great' their chief characteristic was their ordinariness
Fabre's text will enable a much larger audience to appreciate the ordinariness
of many astrologers and alchemists as they sought, like their modern counterparts, to understand themselves and their society using the intellectual tools of their age.
Ohio's glory lay in the ordinariness
of its citizens," said Andrew Cayton, Miami University history professor.
The story was well told, making Jaegerstatter very accessible and thereby challenging to all of us who think ourselves excused from heroism by our ordinariness