pliancy


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Coterminous with flame, it helps signal the transitivity amongst radically different elements, a figurative pliancy, which extends into the transformation of form into movement, and the inhabiting of sense almost void of consciousness (being the 'flame' in an after-effect kindled by the dance).
Valente spells out the traumatic consequences of the imposition of this self-legitimating ideology: 'For the Irish subaltern, observing the manly norms of self-repression amounted to acquiescing in the feminine stereotype of passivity, pliancy, and submissiveness to others that British opinion regularly invoked as proof of the essentially Celtic desire to be ruled' (p.
Furthermore, behavior within the assembly suggests that those who were chosen may have been selected based on their loyalty or at least pliancy to the party elites.
Many ceramists, both professional and amateur, feel a transcendent physical connectedness with raw clay; its supple plasticity and smooth, uniform density, its fleshy pliancy and skin-like luminosity are almost irresistibly compelling.
Sulfur is important for supporting disulfide bonds between collagen fibrils helping to preserve the pliancy of our skin," said Rodney Benjamin, technical director for Bergstrom Nutrition.
All the intensity of the band is here, with Garbarek's striking keening tone, Jarrett's rich harmonic complexity, Danielsson's pliancy and Christensen's combination of subtle musicality with the ability to create a storm where necessary.
Elin (Ceri Mill) closes this love triangle, bringing a needy pliancy to her scenes with boyfriend Wes and a contrasting assurance in those with Rhys that should show her where to lay her loyalties.
By 1973, Whitten was pushing the pliancy of acrylic to the limit.
2 motor is compe tent enough in town it can feel a bit underpowered - and noisy - when you are trying to keep up with the bigger boys hurtling along the A55 It feels more softly set up than the Ibiza and has similar pliancy to a Skoda Fabia, both of which also adopt the VW Group's small car platform.
As we careen between wildly incongruous readings and stances, all of which find aid and comfort in the fertile textual soil of Shakespeare, a cumulative effect of suspicious pliancy emerges.
Netanyahu has tried in the past to trade Pollard for pliancy in Middle East peace negotiations, in the hope that the release of the spy would appease conservatives in the Israeli government.
The switchable gearbox and air suspension provide amazing finesse and pliancy and getting the rear end to break away requires the fear threshold of a fool.