blitheness


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It is a warning the insouciant Rajapaksas are ignoring with wilful blitheness.
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.
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.
But without being an optimist about the future, I still believe in the blitheness of private life.
The very blitheness with which we refer to past beliefs about fluid feeling betrays the inadequacy of our present grasp.
That 'consequently' is breaktaking in its blitheness.
Under the external blitheness of Rufina's memoir is the internal evidence of a wreck of a man, Hamrick's "pathetic weakling" indeed, so childishly dependent on her that he was always unwilling to let the poor woman out of his sight.
The blitheness casts doubt on Julian's 'connectedness', either to loved ones or to the audience he tries to persuade.