We have grown not so much complacent as narcotized
, lulled into a sense of security by the almost daily pronouncements from corporate medicine and the pharmaceutical industry of ever better drugs and more "breakthrough" treatments.
In the experiments on narcotized
rats, a decrease in the level of the registered signal was observed after an injection of a lethal dose of Nembutal (see Figure 5).
The waking dream of whiteness induces its own kind of enabling medium, not sleep, more like narcotized
Yet he argued further that places like the tropics or Mexico are more sensitive to that aboriginal horror than are the Strand or the United States because they have been less narcotized
by consumerist civilization:
In chapter 4, "Contest and Compromise," Banks describes the various birthing technologies that accompanied moving childbirth to the hospital where "twilight sleep" made narcotized
birth and the supine lithotomy position mandatory.
In which case, would this be a distinct feature of De Quincey's own textuality, existing as it did and does under the sign of a certain, and uncertain, narcotized
Williams hints throughout Streetcar, for instance, at Stella's sensuality: the morning after the "poker night" fight (and tempestuous sexual reconciliation) with Stanley, we are told that as she lies on the bed with a comic book in her hand, "[h]er eyes and lips have that almost narcotized
tranquility that is [on) the faces of Eastern idols" (62).
However, unlike radio, cinema, and television, which have narcotized
generations into obeisance to the status quo, the Internet has the capability of returning information about the user to the content provider.
A few Bolshevik intellectuals used their gift for sarcasm with regard to the narcotized
discourse of the "rentier political economy," as they described the "pensee unique" of the time--the hegemonic rules of "free market" thought.
They were narcotized
in soda water, and their body dimensions (body size, BL, and spina length) were measured to the nearest 0.
All specimens were narcotized
with menthol crystals and subsequently fixed in buffered 10% formalin.
Ebenezer walked past the gaming tables, through the rooms of intoxicated, narcotized
, and lecherous Marylanders, and across the tobacco fields where kots of solemn Indians moved toward the [tobacco] curing-house" (Barth 1967: 459), converted into a brothel.