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Rilke's scathing condemnation of dolls emphasizes the difference between dolls and other objects, and on the soullessness of the former.
If you'd rather be separate and don't want Teutonic soullessness or Italian histrionics, the new Mustang is the car for you.
But there can be a soullessness about the place, and that is not because it often opens its doors on cold Friday nights or that it exclusively hosts Flat racing; the atmosphere is lacking because there is merely a small coterie of a dozen bookmakers.
But Bowen seems to lack Nora's nostalgia; (3) instead she portrays the Michaelis family as one whose "real environment of memory" masks soullessness and barricades the family away from the extraordinary.
Such indifference, or soullessness, is the distinctive characteristic of a stone--a lower and not a higher degree of existence.
He was haunted anew by a fear that had earlier assailed him, that there was "a soullessness, an emptiness, within him.
These tropes appear in the philosophical notes to "Queen Mab," where Shelley quotes from "Essay V" of Godwin's Enquirer on the soullessness of "the military character":
The correlation between environmental, cultural, and political soullessness is deftly insinuated, the brutalist architecture symbolizing the brutalism offree-market economics and the social inequality, deprivation, and violence they have fostered.
There is much sparring between Fletcher and a local police inspector as to who among the local delinquents is redeemable and who is not, and why, and gradually he comes to accept the sanguine outlook of the policeman, concluding sadly that the soullessness of the new town emblematic of the new, post-war Britain--intensifies the alienation of young people, and makes their rehabilitation harder than it would otherwise be.
would be death too, but in another shape," also referring to "the rottenness of Russia and the soullessness of Germany" (CL 6:180, 181).
Ginger Strand's new book, Killer on the Road: Violence and the American Interstate, examines the links between random killings and the anonymity and soullessness bred by our Interstate system.
There was something about Heydrich, some quality of soullessness and calculating cruelty, that even his fellow Nazis found frightening.