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20 where Vasari and Condivi's view of Christ's gesture as angry is "a willful misreading of Michelangelo's impassive Christ." Anger can be reconciled with impassivity, however, if we interpret the anger as a tempered severity, placing it under the virtue of temperance.
55% showed impassivity in relation to the physical conditions to work these are environment and lighting.
A1-Suwaidi balances the graphic explicitness with impassivity and honesty, and the narrative reads like a fable full of meaning and nuance.
Benjy reports "what is directly in front of him," and that impassivity, registered in the construction of the sentence, produced readerly disorientation by wrenching the usual state of things: Dilsey snuffs out a lamp, and Benjy notes that the room disappears (Marisol 727, 30 June 2005).
When the mental storm broke, however, Mill's deadening impassivity was both the source of the crisis and the cause of his despair of a cure.
The convict's dispassionate narrative voice is not the natural, unmediated rhetoric of a stoic and laconic countryman, but an artifice of hardboiled impassivity, as mannered and contrived in its way as the rhetoric of the pulp crime stories that the convict curses for having influenced the outlaw behavior that brought him to Parchman in the first place.
There she lives, not unpleasantly but surrounded by "a wall of impassivity" (151).
officials' private correspondence to demonstrate how the persistence of such attitudes during the Cold War contributed to impassivity at the violence inflicted upon countless Latin Americans.
This makes it all the more powerful when that impassivity is ripped right back out from under us.
(222) Whether the impassivity of these innocent people was due to a lack of resources, their mistrust of the system, or any other reason, the reality is that they did not benefit from the legal avenues that were ostensibly open to them.
Severine in Belle de Jour, "split between glacial impassivity and voracious sexual appetite," seems the closest parallel.
And, if we consider the technical progress as a fact, we cannot equally judge ancient and modern attitudes towards abortion: an abominable conduct should be today-even in the midst of the same silence and impassivity of centuries-far less acceptable than in the ancient Greco-Roman world.