We contrived to make the blood circulate in our benumbed
limbs by rubbing them vigorously with our hands; and after performing our ablutions in the stream, and putting on our still wet clothes, we began to think it advisable to break our long fast, it being now twenty-four hours since we had tasted food.
Rather, Gaskell portrays the suspended pain of erotic love as a far preferable state to Thornton's benumbed
, masochistic self-denial in pursuit of a "manliness" grounded in "individual self-interest" (Sussman, Masculine Identities 81).
What Hassan is doing works in multiple ways: one, it makes us realise how society is increasingly getting desensitised (or benumbed
) to handle-with-care issues; two, it underlines our insatiable hunger for the news, even at the cost of our degeneration; three, it goes to show that the one group that cannot prefer anything remotely bad to goodness -- no matter what circumstances dictate -- is the artist community.
He was one of the many benumbed
family members of those who perished in the Ethiopian Airlines crash.
"The clear agenda of the despot is to foment chaos and division, which keep the citizenry confused, benumbed
and paralyzed into stupor," she said.
(14) What El asco aims for, rather, is to jolt the benumbed
reader through the stridency and abrasiveness of its form and to get him to feel the trauma and emotional atrophy of its protagonist.
The worst thing that can happen to our country is a citizenry benumbed
by events who have lost hope and think that they are powerless.
Five years now into the project, she remembers the day it dawned on her that even the male counterparts from her community were not keen on technology.The ICT Authority was recruiting management trainees from every county and on the day of the interview, I was benumbed
upon realising that I was the only one from Samburu who had applied for the opportunity, she recollects.
In those sequences, Hamm affects the sodden alcoholic dejection of Paul Newman in "The Verdict." That same sense of benumbed
fatalism follows him to the film's title city, where Christians, Muslims, the Palestine Liberation Organization, Israel and Syria -- with America and the U.S.S.R.
Twenty-five years on, we face more or less the same abysmal state, as is evident by 510,000 TB cases that were reported last year, owing to our benumbed
political and social will.
In contrast, Maxwell's work is often described as benumbed
or sapless; I remain astonished by the number of smart people who take this position, who seem not to have spent a lifetime dissimulating, neither riven between inside and out nor between thought and word, who seem never to have shaken their heads while howling a silent yes.
He reportedly uplifted the benumbed
woman with a cash gift which, till date, the distressed woman must have concluded came from a benevolent angel sent from heaven.
My head throbbed and my entire body ached, but the pangs of the pain, benumbed
by a sudden paroxysm of fear and confusion, were the least of my worries.
If Cornelia's faint provokes in Miles and Bruno a sense of emergency, it is nonetheless a benumbed
one and prompts no transformation.
His sensors are so benumbed
that he cannot even understand an answer which he does not expect.