Itinerari dell'ozio in una triade di lezioni accademiche secentesche di Cesare Crispolti," provides an overview of the negative connotations of otium in the Seicento, where it is associated with the vice of slothfulness
by an entry in Vocabolario degli Accademici della Crusca.
Tenure, at least in the eyes of many, had become an impenetrable shield to protect professorial slothfulness
suffer discrimination due to nonracial factors, such as slothfulness
Furthermore, concepts like that of Auster's Resurrection Centers evoke death, dying, and decaying as represented in the histories related in the First ("Old") and Second ("New) Testaments of the Christian Bible; or as the clear depiction of the tyrannical city in George Orwell's well-known dystopia of 1984; or as Countess Oblamov, who does nothing but collect antiques, while simply waiting there in the city as an extra riddle for the reader, whose recollection is tested as to whether he/she is familiar with Goncharov's famous character Oblamov who stands for the embodiment of total passivity, indecisiveness, and slothfulness
It is a testament to my slothfulness
that I had little previous exposure to James Clarence Mangan, Francis Sylvester Mahony (Father Prout), Patrick Weston Joyce, George Sigerson, Sir John Pentland Mahaffy, and Edward Dowden, but I was very glad that this volume gave me the opportunity to redress that deficiency.
In addition, as vanity and slothfulness
are two of Christianity's mortal sins, it is perhaps not surprising that participants' responses in these themes were also at times couched within religion.
The battle is indeed a religious one, as many of the problems the Earth is facing are caused by sins: the greed that prompts coalmining companies to desecrate mountaintops in Appalachia, the gluttony that leads many of us to over-consume food and other resources, the slothfulness
that allows chemical plants in Mississippi not to care about their contamination of water and air and how that affects the poorest communities along the Gulf Coast.
He must abandon what to us appear to be habits of slothfulness
, indolence and dishonesty and become industrious, reliable and trustworthy.
If a team lacks a strong work ethic and a sense of responsibility to each other, the group becomes a convenient place to hide a little slothfulness
, to push a little work to the other guy, or to point fingers when a project doesn't hit its deadlines.
Thus, the Spaniards' supposed proclivity to slothfulness
became a ready explanation for the country's decline, loss of empire, and inability to embrace modernity.
By and large, winners and losers along with common water users of both systems began to realize that the exclusionary tendency in the democratic decision-making and governance process would be detrimental to the sustained management of the irrigation systems (because the despondency and slothfulness
of the defeated panel and their minimal involvement in the governance process as planned by the winner were the bad omen of the initial days).
In one of his talks, Cardinal Ratzinger said, "Even the Church can fall victim to metaphysical inertia, to accidie: an excess of external activity can be the pitiful attempt to cover up internal pusillanimity and slothfulness
of heart that springs from poverty of faith, from a lack of hope, from a lack of love of God and of man made in his image and likeness.
In fact, the lesson seems to romanticize slave status as noble and diligent, the very backbone of the ant community, in contrast to the slothfulness
For him, the well-raised child was a credit to its father and its family, as it escaped the slothfulness
and weakness of over-indulgent living.
Hotels are the bright spots of vacations because, whatever their standard, they offer maximum possibilities of for slothfulness