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free from emotional appeal

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(462-3) This understated and curiously unimpassioned ending perhaps reminds us that John has the option of detaching himself completely from the entire European situation by returning to America.
Negotiations will be unimpassioned yet optimistic, and feelings are not as important as results.
Another masterpiece of Czech music--Smetana's duets From My Homeland--is also delightful to listen to as conceived by Spacek in a humble, unimpassioned, refined manner and delivered with a number of delicate nuances.
(22) Here, he also becomes a progenitor of Melville's "Bartleby." The "lesson" of "Wakefield" was "not lost on Melville," writes Richard Brodhead: in "Bartleby," Melville "creates his own version of this passive, unimpassioned, unexplained, and inexpressive character" (47).
Nevertheless, scholarly works generally are written as if the author not only is dispassionate but unimpassioned. Worse, they assume that the reader is already interested in the topic.
The shot captured a blackened, unimpassioned expressionless face behind a diaphanous orange veil, the semi-nude body robed in firelight.
David McKeen, Cobham's biographer, argues cautiously that "Cobham's interference with Shakespeare's text must have been unimpassioned, its object no more than the maintenance of decency at a time when the spokesmen for respectability in London were already calling for the suppression of all plays.
The anti-nuclear protest amounts, in fact, to an allomorph of the rag antics-as uncommitted, unimpassioned, and numerically feeble as they--and the mushroom cloud on a banner matches the tower of ostrich plumes during the Verushka shoot, their smoky, fiery colors trivializing the weapon as an "accessory," an artifact constructed from the trappings of the Bourbon regime.
(3) There (as elsewhere) Hackney deemed himself "'basically a free-expression absolutist,'" save for certain cases of "hate speech." (4) As Traub characterized it after hearing his "unimpassioned" speech in New York City in 1994, Hackney "does not seem to have burning convictions of his own." (5) Apart from his own involvement in the "Culture Wars," Hackney was coming to the NEH amidst repeated criticisms, especially from conservative forces opposed to the Clinton Administration for various reasons usually unrelated to the NEH itself.
In 1882, the SPR was founded to investigate "that large body of debatable phenomena designated by such terms as mesmeric, psychical, and spiritualistic," and to do so "in the same spirit of exact and unimpassioned enquiry which has enabled Science to solve so many problems" (Gauld, 1968, p.
The Mackintosh he prefers to remember, "too indolent for an author; too unimpassioned for an orator" (11:101), partakes much more of the "merely abstracted" than the speaker who unsettled listeners in 1799, a dramatic transformation precipitated, Hazlitt speculates, by an interview with Edmund Burke shortly before the latter's death.
In contrast to Wilkie, Hazlitt sees Hogarth as a comic painter, whose 'pictures are not indifferent, unimpassioned pictures of human nature, but rich exuberant satires upon it.' (18) Whereas 'Hogarth paints nothing but comedy, or tragi-comedy, Wilkie paints neither one nor the other.
She inserts into her column excerpts from other journalists' newspaper and magazine articles that note her unimpassioned voice (147) as well as the absence of rhetoric in her speeches (150); thus, she further establishes her objectivity as a traveling eyewitness.
[Abraham] Lincoln's Inaugural Address is before our readers--couched in the cool, unimpassioned, deliberate language of the fanatic, with the purpose of pursuing the promptings of fanaticism even to the dismemberment [pulling apart] of the government with the horrors of civil war....
As his aunt and uncle had recounted it, Tuan's parents seemed perfectly content with this arranged love affair, and being so, the unimpassioned nature of this union carried over to their married life where, as Tuan had witnessed it all the years of his life, there was love and sincerity but none of the spirit he saw in his Uncle Dai's marriage with Aunt Loan.