unexamined


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She was a result of generations of training in the unexamined and unassailed belief that the law which permitted her to kill a subject when she chose was a perfectly right and righteous one.
Knightley thought he saw another collection of letters anxiously pushed towards her, and resolutely swept away by her unexamined.
For Don Quixote had already described how he had seen the man go bounding along the mountain side, and he was now filled with amazement at what he heard from the goatherd, and more eager than ever to discover who the unhappy madman was; and in his heart he resolved, as he had done before, to search for him all over the mountain, not leaving a corner or cave unexamined until he had found him.
For if I tell you that to do as you say would be a disobedience to the God, and therefore that I cannot hold my tongue, you will not believe that I am serious; and if I say again that daily to discourse about virtue, and of those other things about which you hear me examining myself and others, is the greatest good of man, and that the unexamined life is not worth living, you are still less likely to believe me.
Almost every part of the hill had been drilled by attempts to open gold-mines: the rage for mining has left scarcely a spot in Chile unexamined.
And assuredly no one will argue that there is any other method of comprehending by any regular process all true existence or of ascertaining what each thing is in its own nature; for the arts in general are concerned with the desires or opinions of men, or are cultivated with a view to production and construction, or for the preservation of such productions and constructions; and as to the mathematical sciences which, as we were saying, have some apprehension of true being--geometry and the like-- they only dream about being, but never can they behold the waking reality so long as they leave the hypotheses which they use unexamined, and are unable to give an account of them.
THERE'S A CORNER OF THE political world, which includes the kind of elected official who is praised for being "thoughtful," the foundation/think tank complex, prominent public intellectuals, and the high-end print press, that, for all its self-conscious depth and seriousness, operates on a series of unexamined assumptions about American public life.
Public opinion of forced labor, mostly unexamined, is thus construed as a block without the diversity of popular attitudes historians of Germany have come to expect.
Confronting a tangle of unresolved or unexamined issues, the authorial voice is understated, even modest, in guiding the reader toward a clearer vision of formal and thematic issues.
But there is much piety toward the pater that goes unexamined in this autobiography, as exemplified in Tarry's unqualified American patriotism, her faith in the father-God of her Catholic training, and her deference toward the priests of the Church whose paternal authority she regularly obeys.
Her attacks on animal rights often consist of no more than unexamined assertions: Hunting is good, vegetarians don't eat healthy diets, circuses provide wonderful entertainment, and so on.
As a UK psychotherapist who supervises a project which provides counseling for refugees, Ryde seeks to sensitize practitioners to how the usually unexamined experience of being 'white' affects intercultural relationships in racialized environments.