(1.) In this article, we sometimes use 'liveness' and 'deadness
', rather than 'life' and 'death', to avoid some ambiguity embedded in the use of the latter terms.
Thirdly, imaginative excitement ameliorates the deadness
of the internal world.
"See if you can work in the two fantastic Monty Python skits about deadness
. (1) 'The Dead Parrot' skit: Pet store owner tries to convince [a] disgruntled buyer that a Norwegian Blue parrot is resting or pining for the fjords although the only reason it's still upright is because it's nailed to its perch.
She was saddened by 'the deadness
of so many Christians to that part of the book which does not directly concern Gwendolen.' Her publisher, Blackwood, tried to reassure her, 'I always knew that the strong Jew element would be unpopular, but your picture of the Jew family at home did wonders in overcoming the public distaste to a kindly view of the Jewish character'.
Lawrence notes], 'not be a dead man in life.' It is the sense of that deadness
that is most frightening to me, and it is also the sense that such deadness
can't really be got around or done away with by liquor, sex, or other stimuli that both scares me and stimulates me.
Unlike the US ski resorts where the pistes are crowded in the morning, most of the times the skier or the boarder would encounter the morning deadness
or doldrums on the jagged slopes of the ranges in Europe.
All New York Episcopalian churches give the same impression of good, gloomy Gotham taste combined with deadness
word, a deadness
to motives of earth, a firm hold of the truths of the
The day began in a dull civic deadness
. It was an election day, the second Tuesday in September, in one of the world's most political cities.
Over time, though, she found herself feeling a "deadness
" in "an industry that seemed to be dying." She writes of "seeing myself at 28--a reporter flying free on a job that did not feel like work--and at 60, a tired veteran who just wanted out."
There's a deadness
to that, whereas I look for energy and spontaneity."
The communal italicized voice, which has used the first-person plural as opposed to the other voice's first-person singular, asserts that we won't be ruled by dread any longer, however informing and prophetic dread may be, and however much a deadness
of spirit remains lodged within us.