befogged


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199/20; Robinson, Befogged, supra note 133, at 318.
His presumed break with the supposedly befogged and enchained world of "standard" academia reveals a certain kind of conceit.
That critical connection has become befogged in years of hyperbolic alarms, official ineptitude, enormous spending and political sleight of hand.
Puck had told him that several plays earlier; but Shapiro, befogged by his romanticism and sentimentality, has forgotten, or never understood.
The meaning of the term "the absurd" is mightily obscured and befogged by the common use of the adjective "absurd"--Webster's New World College Dictionary defines it as "dull, deaf, insensible; so clearly untrue or unreasonable as to be laughable or ridiculous" (6).
The inclination to take humanity as it comes that makes Naipaul a novelist also makes him a relentless critic of true belief befogged by abstraction.
Yet befogged as he was by beer and fan adulation, Wolfe was shrewd enough to see that the Olympic Games, which he attended almost every day with his new German girlfriend, amounted to much more than a mere athletic event, and that the very meticulousness of the games' organization suggested something sinister about the hosts: .
Such frank talk isn't much heard these days, especially not when the media dutifully follow the hallucinating president from military base to military base pledging victory in Iraq, and obedient audiences of soldiers, befogged in their own caverns of illusion, hoo-haw and cheer.
This is familiar but also calmingly provisional; it seems neither as desperate nor as personal as a five-library-book limit to a befogged third-grader, or the failed samba of explaining one's first love to a potential lover.
2) According to Lebrun, when the book is not omitted, all that critics can do with this work is recognize it as "the basis of Sade's work," without realizing the implications of their recognition: "It would seem, then, that each time The One Hundred and Twenty Days is recognized as an exception of fundamental importance in Sade's work, the act of recognition is immediately befogged by a systematically superimposed reappearance of each author's own thematic bias: literature for Jean Paulhan, the 'sacred' for Bataille, and for Philippe Roger, 'writing' itself' (3).
Historians will someday burrow among the musty artifacts of America's supercharged 24/7 news organizations--TV with its glammed-up sets, its convention skyboxes and satellite feeds; the well-fed correspondents on a first-name basis with second-rate sources; the newsmagazines with their gloss, gossip, and fluff--and they will rub their eyes and marvel that a nation possessed of such an enormous industry ostensibly specializing in the gathering and distribution of facts could yet remain so befogged.