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Where a modernist expects to discompose and baffle the realist expectations of his readers,(3) Wodehouse always apologizes with a courtly spirit if the demands of exposition have left a given part of the narration unattended to; he evidently prefers that the paying customer never be confused or forestalled from learning something of interest.
These voiced tributes to a perplexing vitalism can be heard echoing through "My Last Duchess," where they discompose the Duke's facility.
Because they are not suitable nor covenient to the state of human Nature, because they discompose and disorder it, makes it loose its peace and tranquillity and are directly contrary to the Law of self preservation in respect of the whole Compositum (d) [composition] for they naturally tend to its dissolution, and in respect of the nobler part of the (e) Soul wherein they are as so many Ulcers, Cankers and Gangreens.
Knowing that her nuptial announcement would discompose him, Emma postpones the discussion.
Yet it doesn't seem quite enough to discompose some of our native revisionists, who are now wondering aloud whether it wasn't NATO that committed the "real" war crimes.
The revised quarto, Mallin argues, deals with the epidemic of 1603 and "suggests that a single influence, effectively transmitted, can permeate and radically discompose the consciousness of an entire culture"(65).
As Pecoraro notes, Gadda destroys or discomposes "platitudes and collective myths," an action which also forms a philosophical cornerstone of the treatise Umorismo:
While these two inquiries usually appear in separate studies, Altman has shown how probability is an early modern concept that, through words, defines and discomposes the self.
Doping both prepares ground for unfair competition, and discomposes health of sportsmen as a short and long term and even is against sports ethics due to the cause of the possible risk of death.
If every thing that went wrong, if every vanity or weakness in another gave us a sensible pang, it would be hard indeed: but as long as the disagreeableness of the consequences of a sudden disaster is kept out of sight by the immediate oddity of the circumstances, and the absurdity or unaccountableness of a foolish action is the most striking thing in it, the ludicrous prevails over the pathetic, and we receive pleasure instead of pain from the farce of life which is played before us, and which discomposes our gravity as often as it fails to move our anger or our pity
The purpose of syntax is to compose, but your syntax, in many instances, discomposes.
He starts, suspires, his torso quaking with disbelief, while the surrounding circle of our faces discomposes as we implore the doors to open.