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unconcern

Profound uninterest or nonchalance out of proportion to societal norms. It is a characteristic of some brain diseases, including certain forms of brain injury, dementias, intoxications, and strokes.
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Frozen by indecision and insecurity, Charlie says nothing, and Susan walks unconcernedly away.
In the kitchen, I helped ease my mother into a chair and we sat at the kitchen table, Chata at my mother's feet, every now and then unconcernedly glancing at me.
The scene they came upon was of a young officer unconcernedly paddling about in a collapsible canvas boat.
For all the fetishization of choice, Americans are taught by their institutions that there is only one way to live: casually, unconcernedly, without strong connections to anything but the provider state and its flag.
Cuba thumbs its nose at us, the European parliament unconcernedly puts an end to the seal hunt, and the Chinese still refuse to take the simple step of designating Canada an 'approved travel destination.
Sometime between the sack race and the steeplechase I rang Gerald Delamere and asked unconcernedly what had won the Chesham.
In one scene, an old man contemplates a gravestone on which is inscribed "All is vanity", while a young boy skips unconcernedly past bowling a hoop.
Porter claimed to know nothing about the stunt, and thus reacted unconcernedly to how her image was used, expressing delight at the fuss it had caused.
Jim, standing by unconcernedly, warned a neighbor not to go to Abigail's aid.
But what is so striking about "Saturday Mornings" is that it is entirely without conflict, that it dwells unconcernedly in happiness, that any explicit anticipation of elegy is left out.
Himes's narrator reveals that for years "[p]olice cruisers had passed daily and glanced at it unconcernedly," but when two nameless white police officers observe that the older sign for "FUNERALS PERFORMED" has been replaced with one advertising "Fertile womens, lovin' God, inquire within," their suspicions are raised (7, 8).
While the cultivation and strengthening of virtues as intrinsic to realising the best in our humanity is interestingly presented and broadly promising, contrary to her overarching thesis McCloskey cannot have her virtue-cake and also unconcernedly consume her capitalist production.