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Synonyms for agonistic

striving to overcome in argument

struggling for effect


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So the ambiguities or apparent contradictions found in Huizinga's use of terms such as free and voluntary, ordered, temporal and spatial limitations and representations or agonistics become clear once we contextualise them within one order of discourse or another.
and civilization": building on this premise, her account of the story Hill similarly focus on how Poe's story reveals "the agonistics of detective fiction as a budding genre," one that "invokes some specific historical tensions of America in the early 1840s" For starters, detective fiction emerges out of "the new phenomenon of larger urban areas that were undergoing a process of refinement and topographical categorization" (1997, 182).
This stylization captures something of the agonistics, if not the psychodynamics, of the OK Corral conflict that has been waged here this decade.
In Beckett's work, these temporal agonistics centre upon punctuation.
Read between the lines and Carducci comes close to diagnosing rock as the prime symptom of a late-20th-century crisis of American masculinity: music as the agonistics of young men looking for somewhere to direct their surplus energy, now that it's not needed for manual labor or warfare.
The agonistics responsible for the dialogism that Bakhtin describes and for the dissemblance by which being does its work in Heidegger's ontology is, for Creeley, the detritus that modulate and transform various orders that are (mis)placed in our daily lives; the way we respond to the residue that blocks our paths continually qualifies our intentions and forces us to replace the economies with which we attempt to realize them.
The sporting and martial agonistics of the ancient Greeks are the subject of two new publications.