Specifically, he examines Mahler alongside three twentieth-century composers--Benjamin Britten, Kurt Weill, and Hans Werner Henze--who, like Mahler (and many other composers), stand astride typical aesthetic categories like "romantic" and "modern." Downes selected them because of their "profound concern for how music might evoke--through both affirmation and negation--a redemptive or transcendent mode that so preoccupied the Romantics but which seemed, to many of their contemporaries, to be indisputably redundant, dismissible
, or disreputable" (p.
The female engineer, she writes, even more than the female scientist, was a blatant contradiction in terms: greasy or military or mountaineering, engineers prided themselves on a pragmatic, technically proficient masculinity so foreign to female identity that by the mid-twentieth century, the idea of a woman engineer was laughable and (loudly) dismissible
. This was a gender boundary patrolled frequently, with energy and gusto; undergraduate commentaries, especially, reveal the ways engineering was something of a club, an identity as well as a profession.
This position is dismissible
as it champions individualism over collective responsibility in the context of the procreant function.
"I think part of what people are pushing back on is that Amy's not a dismissible
bad person,'' she said.
Grace loves her hubbie, Rainier (Tim Roth, in one of his most dismissible
roles), but her uptight and controlled life in the court is really getting to her.
This admirable transparency is almost certain to make her arguments easily dismissible
by those who do not already agree.
Rudet Fountain, vice president of NACM relations with United TranzActions, and David Zeiler, associate editor with Money Map Press (Agora, Inc.) said innovations like these are anything but dismissible
. "When the internet and email started out, people made fun of it.
Gray said in his review of the novel, "The church, so dismissible
in Housekeeping, is central to Gilead" (38).
Such reminders are not presented as obligations or "hard stops"; they are usually displayed in the form of easily dismissible
pop-ups or "reminder bubbles" that appear on the screen and serve solely to jog memory and provide information.
Considered accordingly, an invasion of Oahu was easily dismissible
from a resource perspective.
While most of these are easily dismissible
, some of them hold great promise.