He is fascinated by the plural and diverse ways that "tinkering" with animate nature purposelessly
pulls off its evolutionary twists and turns.
Butler and Barnett define the aimless wanderer as one who is "disoriented" and "moves about purposelessly
looking for some unknown location.
A great deal of our daily existence is spent just surviving, grazing on the events in front of us, not necessarily mindlessly or purposelessly
, but doing what needs to be done.
But for Greenaway, it's less a self-conscious confession than a mission statement, as much a badge of honor as all the genitalia he keeps purposelessly
waving in the audience's face.
If one reads the Agricola and Germania of Tacitus, one finds that the apparently purposelessly
genocidal armies of Rome were massacring or assimilating us -- or at least our Irish, Scottish, Welsh, English, French, Dutch, Danish, Spanish, German, and other European forebears -- in the name of attitudes with which we are presently all too familiar.
Amazon walking purposelessly
looking purposeful, let's face it.
, with too much time and space on their hands, Miller and Yu appear more like drifting sea anemones than sages.
But the whole that the sum of these parts adds up to is one of brittle artificiality, as though disclaiming "higher purpose" in the act of being purposelessly