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Indifference

Antoinette, Marie
(1755–1793) queen of France to whom is attributed this statement on the solution to bread famine: “Let them eat cake.” [Fr. Hist.: NCE, 1696]
Bastienne
unsuccessful ploy to win back Bastien. [Ger. Opera: Mozart, Bastien and Bastienne, Westerman, 83]
Defarge, Madame
feigned indifference; knitted while executions were taking place. [Br. Lit.: A Tale of Two Cities]
Laodicean
inhabitant of ancient Greek city, Laodicea; people noted for indifferent attitude toward religion. [Gk. Hist.: NCE, 1529]
Nero
(37–68) Roman Emperor who is reported to have fiddled while Rome burned. [Rom. Hist.: Misc.]
New York City
often thought of as a metropolis of cold, uncaring people. [Pop. Culture: Misc.]
Oblomov
passed life in torpor; symbolically, died sleeping. [Russ. Lit.: Oblomov]
senvy
indicates apathy and noncaring. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 177]
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They are victims of the attack by those who killed them but also victims of indifference, of this globalization of indifference.
Still, there are echoes, not least in that word, indifference.
These are communities working together to build a better future and indifference is not an option.
Gause was charged with two counts of murder (13)--namely, intentional murder and depraved indifference murder.
Having recognized the indispensability of the indifference concept, we may now address the second question, namely how does an actor pass from indifference to action?
Indifference makes it possible to suspend our sense of responsibility for fellow humans and fellow creatures, and for taking care of our planet.
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Depraved indifference murder is an anomaly in the field of criminal law.
But together they're creating a stirring, a wafting away of clouds of indifference, a soft keening of winds to come.
The violence done to Africans, as well as the First World's indifference and complicity in African death, is different in John le Carre's The Constant Gardener (Focus Features).
It is a confession of indifference: indifference to the African AIDS crisis that now claims the lives of about 5,000 Africans daily and accounts for 80 percent of the world's AIDS deaths.
5) In the absence of a pattern of violations, deliberate indifference may be inferred from the policy makers' continued adherence to a training program that they knew or should have known would fail to prevent violations in usual or recurring situations.