First of all, because by seeking to focus on subjects of all kinds on a daily basis, one acquires the placidity
of the doctor and the coldness of the surgeon - a coldness beneficial for the patient, because the gesture becomes more precise
Turbulence and not placidity
is the normal state of a system of entangled political economy.
he shows in this situation contrasts markedly with his vexation when he was dragged into David's or Ling's camp.
The natives are placid, but theirs is the mindless placidity
Notwithstanding this fact, Black youth have earned the right to protest against systematic police abuse, and politicians, pundits, and law enforcement agencies must realize that not all protests will duplicate the placidity
of the 1963 March on Washington.
They can handle most situations with aplomb, and respond to strangers with tolerance and placidity
Henry insists that his sister united "perfect placidity
of temper .
We have failed to carry forward those traditions of resistance and this absence has resulted in the placidity
that we experience today in America.
But this little girl doesn't just succumb to this treatment, she has also seen dead bodies floating in the nearby river--her silence making her complicit in the lush countryside's veneer of placidity
The Story of Ferdinand, written by Munro Leaf and adapted by Walt Disney into a short animated film called Ferdinand the Bull (1938, Academy Award for Best Short Subjects, Cartoons) depicts a bull that would rather sit and smell flowers than fight, giving prominence to the delicate relationship between placidity
, tranquility and happiness.
of Lord Street, Southport, was disturbed yesterday by the spectacle of a smartly-dressed, middle-aged man and a neatly-attired young woman running at great speed across the thoroughfare closely pursued by a commissionaire in uniform.
Indeed, Bergson speculates that Lucretius would not have written his text if he had seen in Epicureanism little more than a dry and self-centred doctrine, 'contrived for the purpose of bringing to man the calm placidity
of the beast and ridding him of his most noble anxieties' (1959: 80-1).
His mind is far nearer to the animal world than that of the European or Asiatic, and exhibits something of the animals' placidity
and want of desire to rise beyond the state he has reached.
of the story was important to its author; her note to her editor, William Maxwell, on submitting the story, says: "Here is my long quiet story about incest.
Abelard may have been the exception: his Sic et Non stands above the deceptive placidity
of religious assurance in its desire for readers to experience the virtues of doubt.