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To fully appreciate the moral loathsomeness of Laing's role in the Stonehouse affair, it is necessary to present a brief summary of it.
At the end of the war, man's apathy, his smallness, and, indeed, his loathsomeness informed the prevailing view of events and consequences.
3E3v); so that humankind seems to be constantly teetering on an emotional see-saw between happiness and misery, delight and loathsomeness, sickness and health.
Yet the major characters, for all their loathsomeness, are not totally two-dimensional.
The internal and external loathsomeness of nearly every main character--in what is, at its heart, a story about bartering for love--is far from the book's least tolerable aspect.
The vast sublime that stretches out before the reader here, however, is the sublime loathsomeness of abjection.
She seemingly depicts the Roman Catholic more unfavorably than the Jew, since in the French language, abominable connotes heinousness, foulness, and loathsomeness, while vilain is generally translated as "nasty" or "unpleasant.
Next up is "the Rat," a crazed Nazi-youth type, who beats a pair of tambourines while issuing a tirade about the loathsomeness of cappuccino-swilling American liberals.
Instead, in Hawthorne's moral view, such diseased relationships result in "the ever-increasing loathsomeness of a union that consists in guilt" (175).
The loathsomeness lay in the choice of the method, as the anus does not belong to the sexual, but rather to the elimination organs.
For instance, in his Dictionary Johnson draws upon Addison's Spectator for the illustration of overbear: "The horror or loathsomeness of an object may over-bear the pleasure which results from its greatness, novelty, or beauty.