presumptuousness


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audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to

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She said the decision had the air of a "self-righteous presumptuousness that allows church leaders to offend fellow bishops and members of the ecumenical community and serious scholars with impunity.
The easy consistency of Wolpert's style disguises the presumptuousness of its content, until, for instance, we hit sweeping statements on holistic philosophy, to be followed in not so subtle conclusion by an insistent but reasonable argument for genetic engineering.
Deep down, I couldn't care less about the office, the titles, the hierarchies, and other such presumptuousness.
It is a frame of mind that is sentimentally unaware of the vast complexities of the world and its peoples--and of the dangers and presumptuousness of universal intervention.
Not only must we assume that Poe here in not quite serious presumptuousness chides Coleridge for not having understood his Plato, Poe also employs the Phaedo's imagery in order to replace the Platonic philosopher-king with the exiled poet as the most adept at judging what is "useful to us" in the sublunar world.
Performed in an inanimate style by a cast of mainly legit actors, and with its tongue planted so firmly in its cheek that the joke remains a secret, this micro-budget second feature (following "Magdalen") has an air of presumptuousness that cancels whatever critical goodwill might have been engendered by its modest means, narrative originality and McElhinney's youth (the director was 21 when he completed the film).
Her first lover, Michaelis, though gentle and "defenseless," offers her only cynicism, a hangdog presumptuousness, and a "plaintive melancholy" that preclude his feeling anything more than "a queer, sexless affection" (pp.
Severely constrained by illusions, presumptuousness, and misguided volition, our pursuit of psychic wholeness leads only to alienation and death.
The horror of inducing abortion, I was told, was the blasphemous presumptuousness implied in taking one's bodily fate into one's own hands (siendo rey de su propia sangre).
Indeed, it even goes so far as to pose as a mildly progressive force for the indigenes, thereby encouraging indigenous loyalty and discouraging Creole complacency or presumptuousness.
Methodist Bishop Hicks condemned the presumptuousness of Bibliolatry: that puny man limits God's power to the dimensions of the human mind.
Just as most readers of Montaigne would agree that he railed against human presumptuousness in matters of religion but not against the religious principle, might the humanist author of the Cymbalum Mundi also have been counseling some sort of "evangelical" reform?
Captain Banks demanded the return of Quantrill who returned five minutes later somewhat angry at Banks' presumptuousness.
Gilbert concludes her piece with the same astonishing presumptuousness that characterizes her entire article: "As for my personal needs, there are simple.
The poem tropes away from the risk of banality or presumptuousness, transfiguring the urn into the "still unravished bride," the "fosterchild," the "sylvan historian.