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When this contradiction found its direct and extreme expression in the inhumanity and pitilessness of "pious" religious persecutions, a reaction began, first of high-principled humanism, and after that also of practical pity and humaneness.
Through the nuances of pity and pitilessness the ambiguities of the pitiful state of the academicians are displayed; the ethics of complicity with cultural legitimacy lie at the heart of the relationship of culture and institutions of education captured by the fear of the loss of Bildung.
Where he finds these principles, I am uncertain, but then he seems to be perplexed as well, given how quickly his attempt to apply evolutionary theory to the thorny problem of abortion collapses into unfortunate-sounding appeals to "creative destruction" and "the pitilessness of nature.
25) As a well-bred girl from Maine, Mercie is the soul of delicate femininity, but she has been worn out by the work and the pitilessness of the prairie.
The femme fatale's calculating pitilessness is an excrescence of the sinister authority who tries to manipulate the hero in the paranoid world of the film noir; she is the fascinating "stain" whose meaning the noir hero tries to decipher, all the while being drawn into a web of intrigue by criminal masterminds.
14) She also used the metaphor of hunting throughout the production to reinforce her focus on the pitilessness of human society.
The following Generations, who were not so fond of the Study of Cartography as their Forebears had been, saw that that vast Map was Useless, and not without some Pitilessness was it, that they delivered it up to the Inclemencies of Sun and Winters* In the Deserts of the West, still today, there are Tattered Ruins of that Map, inhabited by Animals and Beggars; in all the Land there is no other Relic of the Disciplines of Geography.
Now I saw Heathcliff's wolfish pitilessness as just another picture of my father.
Yates's pitilessness of eye is a function of his compassion.
In 1258, a huge Mongol army out of the steppe, drilled in the ways of victory and pitilessness, massed before the city gates.
He finds the vitality of the Bible to consist in the ways in which it is used to express "vitalistic pantheism, or a vision of hapless victimhood, or a vision of cosmic pitilessness, or a notion of eternal recurrence" (6).