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Lazarillos hope and disillusion with each succeeding master contributes to a sense that it is not necessarily the blind man or the squire who bear the blame for improvidence and mismanagement of resources but the ubiquitous possessiveness of the society at large.
67 - may lack the Ravelean impressionistic improvidence, yet, on the other hand, they contain an amazing scale of forcible mood variations: from romantically risen emotions or dark pensiveness through dance-like lightness to wit and sarcasm, many a time with a taint of unconcealed bitterness.
The issue of improvidence raised by a sick old man putting his only asset out of his hands as a source of future capital was obvious.
Examples of such demise through improvidence were still very much in people's memory.
Martineau's ideals meet reality in Tamara Ketabgian's chapter, "Spending sprees and machine accidents: Martineau and the mystery of improvidence," which examines Martineau's efforts to understand and reform the illogical, uneconomical decision-making of the laboring class.
Incompetent" means any person who by reason of advanced age, improvidence, or mental or physical disability or infirmity, chronic alcoholism, mental retardation, or mental illness, is incapable of taking proper care of himself or his property or fails to provide for his family or other persons for whom he is charged by law to provide .
With Sir Patrick's demise early in the narrative, epic improvidence is quickly succeeded by sharp practice.
Or Ed Feasley, that paragon of intemperance and improvidence, a model for us all.
Although in many instances such disaffirmance may be a hardship upon those who deal with an infant, the fight to avoid his contracts is conferred by law upon a minor "for his protection against his own improvidence and the designs of others.
The researchers surmised that the characteristics of "shiftlessness, indolence, improvidence and inertia," which were attributed to the Indian race, were in fact a result of malnutrition: that disease susceptibility was from a lack of food.
Moreover, he listed some typical traits of the Latin "race"--"vanity, improvidence, and imagination"--that, together with the glorious memories of the independence period, bring Latin Americans to falsely believe that they can perpetuate their freedom, turning a blind eye to the change of circumstances around them.