thwarted expectation

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He also claims that this pattern of redemption can be observed at the semantic level and examines works that are distinctly anti-redemptive, arguing that the thwarted expectation of redemption is what gives such works their power.
Their canvases don't fetch more than Rs 15,000- 20,000, but their demeanour is not burdened by the weight of thwarted expectation.
There is a sense of bated breath, of thwarted expectation here that is the key to Hammersley's paintings: It gives them their tension, and with that their aura of inconclusiveness.
To return to "ix" and "486," it is worth pointing out that the intuitively plausible idea that numerical notation is always purely linear turns out to be incorrect (Chrisomalis neatly calls this and four other thwarted expectations "nonuniversals": see pp.
Sicard is resigned; she knows her son must endure some thwarted expectations, and she plans to pursue a spot for him in the special league.
They violated the conventions and rules of advertising art and thwarted expectations by creating advertising posters that were deliberately difficult to decipher," points out Gilman.
In reality, thwarted expectations of a blissfully perfect good time make the festive season a boom time for break-ups.
Because of thwarted expectations in the Brazilian economy, economists say there has been foreign disinvestment, with foreign companies pulling up stakes and selling assets to local rivals.
As we delve into her moral universe, we witness the desolation suffered by this lovely and sensitive woman as a result of her thwarted expectations.