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The solution is to abolish the social basis for the stigmatic association of blackness with lowliness.
It is often the ground itself that appears transposed wholesale on to Dubuffet's two-dimensional planes; thick with dirt and dust, redolent still of its lowliness, yet lent a compositional backbone.
Many of the current generation have experienced mainly a plateau of unprecedented lowliness.
40): where the English text identifies social location punctually, the French version defines lowliness as a lack of interpersonal connections and resources.
The Quranic verse has firmly and for all times removed the stigma of contempt and lowliness, which was the lot of women in the earlier social structures or ways of life ordered by beliefs of antiquity.
And, although it seems a paradox, this ability to look further and love more universally with greater intensity can be acquired only by following the way of the Lord: The way of lowliness and of humility, taking the form of a servant.
Mourning your lowliness, I am the wail of jackals; Dreaming your sons' return, the song of lute strings.
It made my fancy to fly back to the utter humility and lowliness of the Word made flesh (His self-emptying) as one of the "cattle class" in a manger where he founded the first "Company of Jesus" made up of sheep and cattle and donkeys, the second paradox.
Merriam-Webster (2004) defines humility as, "The state or quality of being humble; freedom from pride and arrogance; lowliness of mind; a modest estimate of one's own worth; self-abasement.
But 'tis a common proof, That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto the climber upward turns his face; But when he once attains the utmost round, He then unto the ladder turns his back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend" (II.
They inspired a rapid rise from League One lowliness to Premier League mid-table comfort.
For Weil then, as for many others responding to the peculiar crises of the twentieth century, whether in thought, society, or poetics, a central practice--the practice of consenting attention--offers a mode of response that can presume the lowliness and constraint of the individual in an industrialized and collectivized economy, the worth and dignity of the other and the coordinate imperative to love selflessly, the reality of an unreachable but desirable truth that can penetrate the one who waits for it, an immanent, transcendent Other with whom we might make contact, and the deep value of poetry.