blitheness


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It's worse outside of Metro Manila, where commentators in local radio get to accuse people of all sorts of things with astonishing blitheness. The behavior of many local commentators there is not unlike the behavior of motorcycle riders on the streets of Metro Manila--for some reason, they figure they're exempt from the rules of fair play.
PNN Friday, 1st June, Kairos Palestine welcomes with great blitheness therecent historic decision of the governments of South Africa and Denmark, as well as from Switzerland's largest retail chain Migros, to correctly label Israeli settlement products.
A leftist Oxford professor I know once told me it was the blitheness of the upper class's unrepentance that drives him up the wall.
What might be confidence starts to come across as careless blitheness." CAROLYN KELLOGG
It is a warning the insouciant Rajapaksas are ignoring with wilful blitheness. For the Rajapaksas, development is mostly a show, from sky-scraping towers to mammoth Buddha statues, from international sports stadia to gargantuan theatres, from expressways to monorails.
power crazes a bag of rice or an ounce of democracy myopic blitheness,
So effective is Gil-Martin's logic that although the blitheness of his initial suggestion--"Let us go and cut him off" (94)--at first gives Robert some pause, and although the Sinner's scruples against "becoming an assassin in the cause of Christ and his Church" (96) continue to intermittently trouble him, it is not long before he is employing the same casual diction in regards even to the murder of his own brother, asking his mentor if the best plan might not be to "pop him off in private" (114).
Contemporary artist and art critic Lionel Lindsay equates ancient Greece with the experience of happy lives and condemns Christianity as this 'ominous shadow of melancholia and 'purity' upon the blitheness of life'.
A film that introduces a degree of blitheness to a weighty subject is British filmmaker Simon Chambers' Cowboys In India , that takes a look at the lives of ordinary people, chiefly Chambers' translator Satya and driver Daya, affected by the Vedanta mining project in Niyamgiri.
While there was little in the way of emotional depth to such a characterization, Piercy was wonderfully dear and one felt her performance was shoehorned into the production's prevailing blitheness.
To further emphasize the disturbing blitheness, Gilbert embellished the lifeboats with playground equipment.
But the culture of graduate school encourages, for those who can afford it, a certain blitheness.) New faculty members, because their graduate school experience is recent and because they often seem approachable, attract many students seeking advice.
Others--a noted Australian example being Inga Clendinnen--have, with varying degrees of blitheness, preferred definitions of their own dispensation to the internationally agreed one.
(The blitheness with which this Rosenbergs-tinged plot point is bandied about says as much about the show's tone as anything else.)