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The court held that summary judgment was precluded by genuine issues of material fact as to whether federal corrections officers were present and laughingly observed a fellow officer's alleged physical assault of the unresisting inmate, which was both preceded and followed by profane and racist comments, but failed to intervene.
Trained as a limb-fitter at Selly Oak hospital (his father in the police D Division), Roger had spent three and a half years in the Quaker hospital at Quang Ngai, in northern' South Vietnam', six miles from My Lai in March 1968, where around 120 US infantrymen killed hundreds of unarmed unresisting women, old men and children.
Fuller believed Sand's characterization of single women as "neither unsexed and depraved, or unresisting victims and breaking reeds" might lead "even very prejudiced men [.
Like Gramscian hegemony media theorists, and contrary to how his work has often been understood, Adomo did not believe that the consumers of mass media messages were helpless, unresisting cultural dupes into whom bourgeois ideology was injected like a social syringe, with dramatic and immediate effects.
an unresisting link to break | for the lot to fall back | into the null
The cross was two pieces of dead wood; and a helpless, unresisting Man was nailed to it; yet it was mightier than the world, and triumphed, and will ever triumph over it.
Almeda succumbs to "extraordinary languor, her perfect immobility, her unresisting surrender to her surrounderings" (69).
With a transport of glee, I mauled the unresisting body, tasting delight from every blow; and it was not till weariness had begun to succeed, that I was suddenly, in the top fit of my delirium (Stevenson 2006: 60-61),
Russia, Iran and Hizbullah are winning the contest by default against an unresisting US-led West and a hesitant Israel.
An imperial conquest does not necessarily imply an unresisting acculturation.
The condition of the operative manufacturer has been rendered more and more dependent and precarious: the labour of those of them that are employed is, in many cases, so increased, as to be utterly irreconcilable with the preservation of either health or life: infancy itself is forced into the market of labour, where it becomes the unresisting victim of cruelty and oppression.
In "Wind Holds," for example, she implicitly recognizes in her heart the determination of gulls "Spreading unresisting wings" to discover "what might be / storm's clarifying wisdom" (44).