Set in a dimly lit room with a single window onto the world outside, the one-act play parallels the fruitless final moves of a chess game in which the outcome is already decided with the final stages of life, as death is ushered in by senility, dependence and decrepitude
He then saw it slip into decrepitude
during the Japanese occupation and was among the army of faithful who scrubbed its walls and picked up the broken pieces after the war.
Cette etude d'un plan de sauvegarde vise a parer a la decrepitude
et a l'etat de precarite tres avance que connait le ksar et a preserver le riche legs historique et culturel que cette cite forteresse vehicule, a explique M.
The only comfort I can take is that I have at least resisted the temptation to explain away my decrepitude
by claiming that things aren't what they used to be.
The cause of the building's decrepitude
was described by the Weekly Mercury as being "atmospheric action" causing the sandstone walls to crumble.
Here, by (intentionally or not) borrowing and dismantling an inaccessible, unassailable--hence radically authoritative--form of holistic depiction, Bush foregrounds our assumptions of the Other's superior intactness, as well as of our own decrepitude
, deftly stripping a persistent cultural dichotomy of its given value.
They also recognise that if I enjoy Radio 2 then I must be well on my way to decrepitude
So when did it happen, this shift towards musical decrepitude
, because I didn't see it coming and it didn't feel like a gradual process.
With his taxidermy hair and a face that congeals like something kept too long at the bottom of a garbage can, this actor embraces premature decrepitude
with real gusto: He is Jack Nicholson on Slimfast.
We can fight against approaching decrepitude
or we can accept it gracefully.
WHEN 70 is your next birthday you know you're on that runaway train speeding through the suburbs of Clapped-out City, heading for the buffers at Terminus Decrepitude
. While you hope the crash will happen later rather than sooner, you think of many things.
Based on Rebecca Miller's book, Robin Wright Penn is middle-aged housewife Pippa who's just moved into a retirement village with her mucholder husband (Arkin) in a bid to launch a "pre-emptive strike against decrepitude
Velazquez, Tiepolo, and Manet (remember Baudelaire's "you are only the first in the decrepitude
of your art") were latecomers all; well aware of the fictive relationship of their medium to the world, they put it to productive use.
Our town and suburban shopping areas are being rendered into a state of Third World decrepitude
Even the hoariness of tradition persists in the decrepitude
of rotting trailers at the site.