His MO - that's modus operandi to the uninitiatied - is bloodlessness
. He neatly butchers his victims and drains away all the blood.
Philosophy will be condemned for its bloodlessness
and even borderline treason in times of crisis; and emotion, at least when business is more or less as usual, will be subjected to constant pathologization and medicalization, labelled an irrational disease in need of a cure.
The result is often a measured, highly adequate bloodlessness
. Calliope as a girl is funny and awkward; the adult Cal as a guy is just pleasant and boring.
(56) Despite Luther's concern expressed earlier for "the great danger for German business and trade in their state of bloodlessness
," Luther acceded to New York's demand that the Reichsbank cease discounting commercial paper.
In his challenging work Real Presences, George Steiner evokes the intensity of kabbalistic reading of texts in order to contrast it tellingly to the bloodlessness
of much of modern criticism.
The image resurfaces again in "fetal coil," before dispersing into echo at the poem's end, "a fragrant mist / that wound up filling my circular / thatched hut...." The color white is similarly redeemed from an association with bloodlessness
and death to the softness of magnolia petals and moonlight.
For angry young and middle-aged men and women eager to get it all, to save mankind from the 'tyranny of reason', 'mental totalitarianism', 'the dictates', 'rationality', 'bureaucracy' or 'bloodlessness
' such a solution is of course not very helpful.
As he might say himelf, despite his legal background his writing style is not plagued by the bloodlessness
of legal language.
She begins with its most visible synecdoche, the obelisk-shaped Washington Monument, a "bloodless finger pointing to heaven," its bloodlessness
a figure for heartlessness.