Apart from the dimension of my own interiority and any loss of self-possession
with regard to the motive for my act, I (the criminal) do not suffer.
She has the full measure of her family's racially informed, communally enforced, defiant self-possession
A further reference to the Cartesian subject comes in Mechoulan's essay on Madeleine de Scudery: looking at the reflections of Scudery in the characters of Sappho and Damophile within the Grand Cyrus, Mechoulan comes to the conclusion that the female subject is "systematiquement dedouble," caught between self-possession
and self-abandonment, unity and heteronomy.
Although acknowledging some variations in those views, she notes the emphases on individuality and self-possession
, on a deep and unique self that the writers believed they conveyed in their works.
God moves from serene self-possession
in the divine envisagement of possibilities for the world into the flux of worldly events so as to incorporate them into the divine "consequent nature.
In Clemency, her eighth book, the poet resumes her restless exploration of family lost and regained, but with a fresh bravura and self-possession
This may, of course, be no more than the devout Muslim's distaste for standing too close to an infidel who's just had a glass of wine with his dinner, but it seems to suggest a new self-possession
and savoir faire.
They worked hard to acquire self-possession
and continually strive to keep it boosted.
There is an exhilarating power in the belief that every act of self-possession
moves the whole project forward, frees everyone a little.
We need a discourse of the bourgeois virtues: integrity, honesty, trustworthiness, enterprise, humor, respect, modesty, consideration, responsibility, prudence, thrift, affection, self-possession
In the moment of supreme self-possession
at the end, when she has found herself in the "well-lit .
He refers to the 'street-piano, mechanical and tired' which 'reiterates some worn-out common song' and causes the young man to lose his self-possession
From "The Economics of the Body in Kate Chopin's The Awakening" (by John Carlos Rowe) and "Taming the Sirens: Self-Possession
and the Strategies of Art in Kate Chopin's The Awakening" (by Lynda S.
Obtaining in and unfolding out of domesticity itself, the ethic of self-possession
that is central to the marketplace originates in what Brown calls the "exemplary self-denial" of the home.
My immediate response to this anecdote was confusion, because as an able-bodied man who has never experienced the oppression of the disabled, it was difficult for me to understand the feelings of liberation, self-possession
, and control over an encounter with others that are experienced by those who know that the reaction to their disabled bodies is the source of their oppression.