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The domestic and metropolitan locales of Franco-Cambodian interactions (Angkor, Phnom Penh, Marseilles and Paris) formed a network for the circulation of knowledge and representations of Khmer culture, as a result of which Cambodia acquired a firm place in the French imagination but contemporary Cambodians were discursively relegated to an irreclaimable past grandeur that only colonial rule could adequately preserve and revive.
They can get more parts out of what used to be irreclaimable remnants that they sold for a fraction of their worth.
Different moments affect people differently--this is still an irreclaimable, fleeting moment that cannot necessarily be repeated, just as cinephiles cannot go back in time, except in memory.
For example, more than 30 percent of the land area of Burkina Faso, Burundi, Lesotho, Rwanda, and South Africa is degraded to the extent that biotic functions of the land are considered irreclaimable.
The British settler discourse of irreclaimable indigenous savagery, and the project of 'eradication' or 'extermination' that was indissolubly linked to it, was one that was worked out, elaborated and redefined through extensive conversation and communication between Australian, South African, North American and even New Zealand Britons.
According to the programme, the Government has already written off pounds 74m wrongly paid out and now irreclaimable.
The Scotch law,' he continued, 'administered almost entirely by professional men, and on fixed principles, has long been based on the principle of transporting persons only who were deemed irreclaimable in this country'.
Even the most casual observer is not indifferent to the cuckoo, and he usually obeys the time-honoured injunction to turn his money over when the familiar cry of that irreclaimable usurper of birdrights.
It is hard to make a case for anti-Semitism out of this, and it is of no consequence to the film that Gibson's old dad sounds like an irreclaimable bigot or that so many commentators have decided, mostly in advance of the film's release, that it is anti-Semitic.
The nearly lost voice of the author, recorded approximately one year before his death is the prelude to the irreclaimable Object.
One writer in the North American Review displays the common tendency to equate Native Americans with animals in his comment that American Indians "were as wild, fierce, irreclaimable, as the animals, their co-tenants of the forest" ("Policy" 391).
Because of Aroclor 1254 contamination in one of our rotoevaporators, 15 of the 30 whole blood samples were irreclaimable for PCB quantitation.