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impassive

(ĭm-păs′ĭv)
adj.
1. Devoid of or not subject to emotion.
2. Revealing no emotion; expressionless.

im·pas′sive·ly adv.
im·pas′sive·ness, im′pas·siv′i·ty n.
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A temperate anger or severity would unite anger and impassivity as the temperate and dispassionate vengeance of just severity.
Yet her question counters that impassivity by asking what "a wet seed in the hot blind earth" feels like and yoking the reading of that feeling with the line's textual import.
officials' private correspondence to demonstrate how the persistence of such attitudes during the Cold War contributed to impassivity at the violence inflicted upon countless Latin Americans.
This makes it all the more powerful when that impassivity is ripped right back out from under us.
222) Whether the impassivity of these innocent people was due to a lack of resources, their mistrust of the system, or any other reason, the reality is that they did not benefit from the legal avenues that were ostensibly open to them.
The discursive-conceptual spaces within early modernity most likely to work against affective dissonance to consolidate in-group solidarity are those associated with chauvinistic religious-ethnic nationalism, Christian-Islamic misogyny, dogmatic scholasticism, and Neostoic impassivity.
And, if we consider the technical progress as a fact, we cannot equally judge ancient and modern attitudes towards abortion: an abominable conduct should be today-even in the midst of the same silence and impassivity of centuries-far less acceptable than in the ancient Greco-Roman world.
Severine in Belle de Jour, "split between glacial impassivity and voracious sexual appetite," seems the closest parallel.
I was deeply enthralled by his treatment of this subject and by his very clear idea that through the experience of disfigurement, which, according to Jordan, Esther did wish for, "she not only complies with what she imagines to be her mother's unspoken wish; she also identifies with her mother--adopting, like Lady Dedlock, a mask of impassivity, a mask of death, in order to protect the secret of their common past" (54).
In stark contrast to Twain's impassivity in response to the injustices of the English state is his apparent approval of its ceremony, pageantry, and color--for example, at the river pageant (Chapter 9); the description of the barge and commemorative celebration (Chapter 11); the state dinner (Chapter 16); the coronation (Chapter 32).
Although impassivity towards pain and discomfort appears a conscious choice among Black men, there may be several factors contributing to their stoic attitudes towards health and health care such as lack of adequate health insurance, traditional attitudes about male gender roles, fear of a poor prognosis, and distrust of the medical community.
Instead of the Egyptian calmness and fruited impassivity of the ordinary people, or the steady, flower-like radiance of the chieftain in yellow, at the city gates, this man had a quavering glimmer like light coming through water.