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Domestic life in the age of Goethe, the endearing absurdities of the Romantic movement, the unimaginable benightedness of eighteenth-century medicine--all are brought wittily to life, with a lightness of touch that is the last thing we associate with the costume-drama atmosphere of most historical fiction.
Yet benightedness about Porter's Texas roots and artistry continues.
One is to conservative churches, which, for all their social benightedness, nevertheless do present their congregations with a different view of reality.
Name calling - using ``goons'' - is the height of childishness and benightedness.
With Children, the portrayal of lumpen-prole benightedness is applauded by the proles themselves as knee-slappingly on target, it only confirms the sense that there is little point in suggesting the possibility of dignity and self-transcendence.
Too much is lost in Rorty's interpretations to assign it all to his benightedness.
However, Glasgow, exaggerating the benightedness of the Virginia farmers she claims to represent, sets the stage for her iconoclastic "loan of Arc" of the Virginia Piedmont to carry forward her modernizing mission (464-65).
Name calling, such as using the word ``goons,'' is the height of childishness and benightedness.
There is silence in his writings (as presented here) on the evils of European colonialism, and he even goes so far as to blame the existence of African slavery on "the weakness, the benightedness, and the degradation" of the Africans themselves ("Address to the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society," 1851, p.
She tells the rich history of feminist anthropology as much more than a saga of intellectual progress from benightedness to the light: It is a fragmented, contentious past full of timeworn conundrums (like the meaning and politics of female circumcision).