miasma


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an unwholesome atmosphere

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unhealthy vapors rising from the ground or other sources

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From the miasma of mediocrity known as modern British horror emerges a low-budget fright film that deserves to be remembered alongside homegrown classics such as Shaun Of The Dead and...
Individual essays include "Mocking Success in 'Every Which Way but Loose'", "Irony as Absolution", "Mystic Moral Miasma in 'Mystic River'", and much more.
The mannered prose and difficult vocabulary ("miasma," "leifer") recommend this to more sophisticated readers, who can appreciate the bitter irony of Octavian's treatment, the sly humor, and the hypocrisy of the concept of "liberty" in a culture that keeps slaves.
The miasma in the current thinking about the language and meaning of class in America, a subject at the heart of Stephen P.
Before a hovering ledge of solid earth, the foreground dissolves into a miasma of bright gases, a void matching the sky's depth and countering its aspirational connotations.
Newlywed Daldry showed off his expectant wife and poetically described his state as "basking in a miasma of jetlag."
Lately there's this miasma that clouds our business community.
After intermission, we see a mostly New-Age miasma through a scrim darkly; that is, slow-motion human kaleidoscopes turn to music that sounds as if its players were drugged.
We are trapped sometimes in a veritable miasma of obscure jargon, overly long quotations, pointless citation.
Inspired by the dyking and draining of Holland, which was thought to have eliminated marsh miasma, the Philadelphia physician William Currie in 1791 advocated both the clearing of woods and the draining or drowning of extensive marshes.
It would take such a man to devote 815 pages to a book that, by his own admission, has just "one idea" behind it: "You should be allowed to do whatever you want with your own person and property, as long as you don't physically harm the person or property of another." McWilliams's self-help best sellers preach a message of personal responsibility, which is a refreshing switch from the miasma of tomes hyping inner children and codependency.
And although it is notorious for slurping fuel and exhaling a blue-smoke miasma of unburned fuel and oil, the two-cycle's simple design still makes it desirable for low-power use in lawnmowers, outboard motors and small motorcycles.
Her topics are literary contagions and the endurance of miasma theory; the French fin de siecle and the birth of social contagion theory; the contagion of examples; Richard Dawkings, meme theory, and the politics of metaphor; and networks of contagion.
Are we happy that our country is being submerged under this miasma of waste?
Their main concern is to find young students who need little or no actual teaching so the tutors can loaf around in a miasma of self regard and point at the bright graduates they have, even though they have hardly seen them for three years.