In an elegant reading that points to the echoes of the biblical Creation story, Hartman will discover within this passage the presence of what he calls "the counterplot" of Paradise Lost, Milton's indirectly expressed "feeling for this divine imperturbability
, for God's omnipotent knowledge that the creation will outlive death and sin" (3).
By retreating into philosophical imperturbability
, Liam avoids some of the problems of family life but finally realizes that he is paying a high price for this lack of engagement with others: "It's as if I've never been entirely present in my own life" (263).
It considered other peoples if not inferior then as causes of disquiet within its apparent imperturbability
, because it suspected that its knowledge was inherently limited, and that an immense unknown exteriority lingered in the shadows of the unexplored and might erupt into visibility at any moment.
What does add credence, though, is the characteristic imperturbability
in which Lenzner cloaked himself from the beginning, his demonstrated tendency to play everything close to the vest.
Defying a surge in string of deadly bomb blasts and economic woes, the nation proved its metal of not being bogged down and look forward with dreams of keeping the wolves at bay once again through rare virtue of imperturbability
, tells the world and its fair weather friends to their utter dismay that they cannot be branded as 'a failed nation'.
This essential self-denial and imperturbability
wasn't a trivial or peripheral trait.
He affixed that rooftop ornament in a spirit of melancholy Celtic holism, a sense of tranquil imperturbability
in the face of an unknowable future.
Respectful belief, a sense of propriety and self-respect, a sense of decency and consideration, the three roots of virtue--detachment, imperturbability
and open-mindedness--enthusiastic perseverance, flexibility of mind, care and awareness, clear-minded tranquility and sympathy (are the eleven general virtuous secondary mental attitudes).
Beghe gives Rearden a gravelly imperturbability
, like an industrial crime boss, which works pretty well when he defies a government kangaroo court with a brave declaration of his rights as a creator.
For it is a truth universally acknowledged that the Englishman abroad maintains his admirable imperturbability
in the face of the slings and arrows of outrageously exotic fortune, armoured with the knowledge that his civilised strength is as the strength of 10 because his two-ply is pure.
48) Considered from this perspective, this is not only a powerful warning--it is, at the same time, an expression of Epictetus' strongly optimistic outlook on our chances of reaching a virtuous life, that is, if we manage to cast away our vicious judgments, we will instantly have reached imperturbability
, euroia and eudaimonia (Cf.
Hermsprong is attractive because his contrariness testifies to the imperturbability
of his reason, and to hear his conversation is to be smitten with a man who is rational because he is, or purports to be, disinvested from place, property, or political standing.
That and his imperturbability
have gotten him through many crises, Katrina and her aftermath being the greatest.
Whether it was his dark good looks, the starry shine in his eyes, or simply his very imperturbability
, Hawthorne seemed to provoke others' attention, and their desire to provoke him.
President Kiir's solemn approach of persistence and tested imperturbability
not only outlast El Beshir's combativeness but also afford him little pretext to declare war, to disrupt and to disavow the CPA, thus, killing the referendum dream prematurely.