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According to James Downey, the eighteenth-century sermon was generally "ethical and rational in its content, disciplined and precise in its language, and unimpassioned in its presentation." Under the influence of Methodism and similar movements, however, by the early nineteenth century, preaching was often "evangelical" in content, "emotive" in language, and "histrionic" in presentation (Downey, p.
Forty-six percent of all ads aim at enthusiasm or pride (or both), 22 percent at fear or anger (or both), 8 percent at other emotions (e.g., compassion, sadness), and 24 percent are "unimpassioned."
At Nottingham on Wednesday, for example, he arrived for one ride on a lesser accomplished Godolphin runner wearing an unimpassioned countenance that fits him like a baggy suit.
Tariq's older brother, Hani, was assigned the job of running the Islamic center's "internal affairs"--including all financial and banking matters, and private meetings with more less clandestine members of the Brotherhood as well as other influential Muslims--while Tariq, who had developed a definite talent for calm, unimpassioned, seemingly "objective" speech-making, was given the job of spreading the good, reassuring word that Islam was basically a civilized and merciful faith.
(91) The impassioned manslaughterer, in other words, is treated as less culpable than the unimpassioned murderer, but he is not relieved entirely of culpability.
He got his degree from Harvard, received his ordination, helped set up a domestic violence shelter in Detroit, then ended up here, in Potawatomie, Michigan, leading a tiny congregation of well-meaning but unimpassioned liberals and doing what he could to keep the good fight alive.
It is hard not to see the bodiless fetes champetres, the conventionalised Venetian scenes and the unimpassioned suggestiveness of the fan designs as anything other than campy and effete.
Reason, cold, calculating, unimpassioned reason, must furnish all the materials for our future support and defence." (29) Reason, today, should warn us away from the passions of war.
(ii) The state of comfort and being which is unfraught and unimpassioned existence ('Going good!' = O.K., nothing to remark.);
And, because the images in the show are all taken from film stills and other archival material, they seem distanced and unimpassioned, their political content muted.
He urged that the country turn to "reason, cold, calculating, unimpassioned reason" as a means of restraining men of overweening ambition (such as himself) from taking advantage of the slavery question to make a name for themselves.
Managers bore much more similarity to Fineman's (1997) 'unimpassioned' UK automotives executives than to Drumwright's (1994) 'evangelistic' and 'crusading' US middle managers, with comments such as 'I wanted to get the environment on my CV' and 'I certainly never had any personal desire to get involved in the environment' essentially capturing managers' working identities.