anesthetic

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Confucius, however, used it anesthetically, "do not to another what you would not like to happen to you," in order to stress his social laws of government as patrilineal family.
Rather, her work seems dangerously divided between poems in which she anesthetically dissociates herself from her aggressive or rebellious impulses and those, mostly later poems, in which she ferociously enacts them.