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A recent book entitled The Adonis Complex, written by three medical researchers, suggests that male interest in the male body is intrinsically suspect, leading, in their view, to psychoses such as eating disorders (too much or too little) as well as to rampant and destructive steroid use in the quest of otherwise unattainably muscular physiques--the male equivalent of what women have suffered for decades.
While the sanguine temperament was regarded as the next best thing to an unattainably perfect humoral balance, it had its dangers, the most serious of which were a tendency to overindulge in food and drink, and an extreme susceptibility to erotic love.
In that surge of new poetry and feeling, the forms of love ranged from the openly sensual to the unattainably ethereal, and from such familiar treatment as may have verged upon folk poetry of the time (and is still to be found in the popular culture of our own time) to courtly, allusive, highly stylized poetry that seemed to treat love on many planes at once.
Importantly, the Haudenosaunee ideals are clearly practical and everyday in their essence, rather than abstract and unattainably remote.
What I'm proposing here is not an unattainably enormous project.
The 1950s ideal of femininity as an unattainably sublime object does not apply equally to black and white images.
The target real wage is unattainably high, ensuring that the utility function is increasing in the real wage over the relevant range.
She emerges as a woman of principle but bears the burden of being one who tried too hard, transgressed antebellum gender systems too often in too dramatic a way, and pursued unattainably radical goals.
279), his 'experiments' require unattainably efficient means to isolate the instrument energetically and ideally efficient means to keep the temperature of the bulbs constant.
When limits are set unattainably low, certain pesticides are eliminated from use.
Tragelehn, and Volker Braun--witnessed the destruction of their city first-hand and preserved this trauma in their memory as an essential factor of identity-formation, the younger Grunbein conceives of Dresden's ruination as something unattainably remote (Deckert 242).