impassivity


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apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions

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Anger can be reconciled with impassivity, however, if we interpret the anger as a tempered severity, placing it under the virtue of temperance.
As for the dynamics of social travesty games (games of anonymity and pseudonyms): "Choosing a name protected by the screen or texts, they can easily practice a sort of textual disguise, assumed with a perfect impassivity and even certain innocence.
From this perspective, the mute impassivity of Malevich's painting marks an endpoint in the history of art.
Yet the face also reflects wanting in the sense of desiring, however hidden behind bruises and apparent impassivity (Fig.
This is what is making me crazy; it is not the impassivity of the regular voters, but rather the impassivity of our intellectuals and the various institutions responsible for upholding justice, not corruption.
Sigalis plays him with a crusty impassivity that flares into wonderful contradiction.
El Saadawi attributes despotism and oppression to a great extent to people's impassivity, ignorance, and submissiveness: "But where have the people gone?
Freedom (or will) would, then, consist of not rendering oneself unworthy of that which, in the exemplary event which is death (war or wound), has its component of eternity and impassivity.
Instead, her impassivity only highlights their own ridiculous behavior, sparking their fear of appearing barbaric in comparison.
Throughout his manic account of the massacre George tries to reconnect with Bassam as "my best friend and my brother" (174), but Bassam continually reacts with impassivity and even indifference.
55% showed impassivity in relation to the physical conditions to work these are environment and lighting.
A1-Suwaidi balances the graphic explicitness with impassivity and honesty, and the narrative reads like a fable full of meaning and nuance.
Benjy reports "what is directly in front of him," and that impassivity, registered in the construction of the sentence, produced readerly disorientation by wrenching the usual state of things: Dilsey snuffs out a lamp, and Benjy notes that the room disappears (Marisol 727, 30 June 2005).
When the mental storm broke, however, Mill's deadening impassivity was both the source of the crisis and the cause of his despair of a cure.
The convict's dispassionate narrative voice is not the natural, unmediated rhetoric of a stoic and laconic countryman, but an artifice of hardboiled impassivity, as mannered and contrived in its way as the rhetoric of the pulp crime stories that the convict curses for having influenced the outlaw behavior that brought him to Parchman in the first place.