self-abnegation


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This was a reference to propaganda (from what can only be called" the American establishment") drumming home through constant and ubiquitous repetition the presumed verities of white self-abnegation and minority ethnic identity.
Mack discovers fascinating discourses on the benefits of both health and illness, on care for the body and asceticism in the Methodist experience, reflecting, again, her interpretive principles of agency and self-abnegation.
And it is Hubert who states the play's basic theme: 'Man alone can decide on what he is', which rather neatly adds the idea of free will to Reza's desire for power versus self-abnegation debate.
An American Tragedy inspired the naturalistic veneer and three-section structure Wright used in Native Son, but by the time he wrote it he exhibited little of Dreiser's uncertainty about whether self-abnegation or self-assertion saved souls.
This struggle for the domination of European intellectual life led to much of the twentieth century's evil: "What emerges as the consequence of Hobbes' patricidal assault on the tradition is an education to slavish self-abnegation and a terrible personal openness to totalitarian power.
Producing more words than perhaps any mid-twentieth-century writer besides, say, John Irving or Joyce Carol Oates, Buechner has somewhat founded his own genre, one precariously poised between fiction and nonfiction, sandwiched somewhere between roman a clef and memoir, a rough-hewn category one might call "Ruminative Self-abnegation.
He then defends the Church against the critiques of Hobbes and argues that Hobbes's attack on tradition "is an education to slavish self-abnegation and a terrible personal openness to totalitarian power.
Catherine of Siena, in "The Tree and the Winds," Weinberger spins a story that reads like a fairy tale, a mingling of fact and folklore and a terrible accumulation of Church-engendered fear and a Western culture of self-abnegation that leads to a striving for death.
In spite of great nursing and medical knowledge] their work was cloaked in a veil of deference, submission, obedience, self-abnegation, and anonymity.
That she's willing to do so doesn't smack so much of brazen provocation as it does of abject psychological self-abnegation.
As for Isabella Jones, how anyone not in Severn's position--isolated geographically and linguistically, baffled, beset, and exhausted by lack of sleep--could react to his momentary lapses from stoicism and self-abnegation with anything other than sympathy I cannot understand.
In embedding these concepts in the core of restoration I hoped that a tendency to self-abnegation would be replaced by recognition of our responsibility for thoughtful design, and that a profound connection of people and place would take over from shallow gestures to public participation.