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But circumstantial immovability has not allowed the self to grow.
Desire for self-contained immutability, evident in both Marcela's and Don Quijote's apologetic discourses, encourages an impervious self-image popularized toward the end of the sixteenth century by Justus Lipsius's Neostoic dialogue De constantia (1584) and by new editions of Seneca's essays, wherein godlike (diis aequa) immovability and cool freedom from intense, binding affections (apatheia) are associated with moral freedom.
In this case the conceptual structure of physical substances is mapped onto that of the abstract concept 'wages', to focus on the state of fixity, immovability or inalterability.
As soon as the svarups were lifted up and properly arranged they froze into immovability.
107 that establishes the principle of immovability of judges, according to which judges cannot be dispensed, or suspended from judicial service, or transferred to other posts or functions if not by decision of the Superior Council; art.
Political systems, whether constitutional regimes or political parties, rest on a bedrock of culture--of certain shared assumptions, rituals, and unexamined attitudes--which sometimes can seem to have the stolid immovability of granite, and which at others can seem to have the fragility of snow crusts.
In a 1978 piece documented here, for example, installation artist Jin Kovanda placed a houseplant at the foot of a concrete pillar in an empty attic, an absurdist gesture that contrasted fragile life with the authoritarian immovability of a prison state.
The concepts that the students put forth as the reasoning of the metaphors that they have come up with regarding a malfunctioning educational system (disengagement, inconclusiveness, fruitlessness, inability to nourish, being dysfunctional, congestion, immovability, being unnatural, being enclosed, uselessness, defectiveness, breakability, superfluous size, immobility, emptiness, incoherence, artificiality and slipperiness), seem to be affirmative of the problems in the operation of a system.
As if "every comer of the house, every nook in the room, every confined space into which a person likes to hide away, and be with themselves" is an imagination of solitude, while it is precisely "the awareness that we are peacefully in our own corner that promotes an immovability.
The adherence suggests to him the immovability in a changing world that is only found in eros and mourning (Barthes 20).
The opposition between the Eleatic, who insisted on the immovability of one changeless being, and the Ephesian, who postulated a never-ending process of change and movement, corroborated metaphorically again by their descent from opposite edges of the Greek colonial world, induces us, as it were, to see a replication of this antagonism also in their attitude to infinity.