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There is something insensate and even inhuman about the way that you operated.
I can remember precisely how, upon being admitted to that room on the eighth floor, 1 became overwhelmed by the feeling that the Suffolk expanses I had walked the previous summer had now shrunk once and for all to a single, blind, insensate spot.
Physical examination showed a tense and tender right gluteal compartment; 0/5 strength on the manual muscle test throughout the right lower limb, hip, knee and ankle; decreased sensation to light touch throughout the right lower limb, including the dorsal and plantar foot; insensate dorsum and plantar right foot; and palpable pedal pulses, 1+ on the right and 2+ on the left.
How many youngsters instead of disporting in the open air are crouched dull-eyed over screens indulging in so-called 'games' of insensate violence?
Once seen as largely insensate brutes, Neanderthals are now viewed increasingly as intelligent hominins, well adapted to their environment, who may have had language and rudimentary culture.
But prisoners claimed the state's use of midazolam violates the prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment because it fails to render them insensate.
While all animals are deemed lower than humans on this hierarchy, some animals like slow-moving reptiles manifest less animacy than others, and are seen close to the insensate, such as a stone.
In his case, Hawking is completely immobilized and can communicate only via cursor and computer, so the actor has had to find ways to be dramatically expressive and emotionally vulnerable even if the character he plays is completely trapped in his absolutely motionless and insensate physical frame
Does he really think that the haris of Sindh and the peasants of southern Punjab after their insensate suppression and exploitation by their blood-sucking land barons generation after generation still have some strength left to stand up for their legitimate but perpetually-denied rights?
At the bottom of the chain, slaves and Native Americans were thought to be insensate.