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deliberately impassive in manner

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In other words, my possession of something is generally unexpressive if I had no choice (and/or I am generally understood to have had no choice) but to accept it.
The resolution occurs in the elegy's consolation of the beatific vision, where the poet relegates the "unexpressive nuptial song" into the distant apocalyptic future.
The only difference was that each expressive face was preceded by an unexpressive face of the same individual.
The water my father gave me was a plain drainage ditch, straight as an arrow, an unexpressive stretch of water as neither grinned or grimaced.
Depressed mothers offer a more varied verbal diet to their babies than borderline mothers, but in an unusually low, unexpressive voice devoid of rhythmic timing, according to studies directed by psychologist Lynne Murray of the University of Reading in England.
If these canvases have at best been met with bafflement and at worst with what Sidlauskas appositely refers to as the "scolding" prose (187) of authors who take issue with Hortense's unexpressive appearance, this is largely because Cezanne's portraits of her refuse a few key conventions of the genre.
Indeed, although the moral minimum, that is, our thin universal principles, are "expressive of our own thick morality" and there is therefore "no neutral (unexpressive) moral language," it is still the basis for solidarity and conversation with others distant from us.
Emotional expressiveness is also specified as a wide range of behavioral traits which can systematically assigned as expressive or unexpressive.
Meehan said: "We've been trying to get away from being unexpressive.
Ultimately, everything they had done would be flattened into this unexpressive vacancy.
Emblematic, in this sense, is his choice to close the poem with the unexpressive clause "sweet especial rural scene," which actualizes the void left by the poplar-felling.
This makes a welcome change from the usual, boring unexpressive scenario displayed by the majority of jockeys.
She plays a prank on strangers with the same poker face and unexpressive eyes that mark her reaction to death.
So Rauschenberg began his career with grand gestures of erasure, absence, and negation, as in his famous Erased de Kooning, a drawing he requested of de Kooning that he laboriously erased; or in his White Paintings--pure, unadulterated white paint on canvas, by definition so unexpressive, so anti-Abstract Expressionist, that Rauschenberg decreed they were to be painted by others, using a roller and house paint.