Inhospitality


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Inhospitality

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rudely refuses David’s messengers’ request for food. [O. T.: I Samuel 25:10–11]
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In his discussions of hospitality, Thoreau deals with his debt to Emerson by attacking the inhospitality of unnamed contemporaries whose manners resemble Emerson's.
Clematis are not always at home in sandy soil like mine but two others, after faltering in the face of June's inhospitality, gathered strength later.
From this perspective, the sin of Sodom is not "homosexuality" but abuse and inhospitality against strangers, which is the way this text was understood by many well into the Middle Ages (Boswell, 1980, 92-99).
Harriet Zuckerman points to chemistry's "longstanding inhospitality to Jews.
For them do all words mean their opposites--nonviolence is violence, hospitality is inhospitality, friendship is enmity?
Unless one ascribes the cause to Ashkenazic hyper-adaptation to British "reserve," little in Kushner's essay truly helps to account for such egregiously unAbrahamic inhospitality.
Whereas ``28 Days Later'' memorably gave us glimpses of a sleeping city abandoned to death and despair, Frears and master cinematographer Chris Menges (``The Killing Fields,'' ``The Good Thief'') offer another variant of chilly inhospitality that welcomes its immigrants in the same manner that Stalingrad opened its arms to the Nazis in the winter of 1942.
Law and Medicine also require long hours of work yet in both these fields women have overcome the barriers of inhospitality and male dominance to the extent that in the last ten years the number of women enrolling has surpassed the number of males (as shown in Figure 1).
In his influential book Benjamin Barber allows that "although it is clear that Islam is a complex religion that by no means is synonymous with Jihad, it is relatively inhospitable to democracy and that inhospitality in turn nurtures conditions favorable to parochialism, anti-modernism, exclusiveness, and hostility to 'others,' the characteristics that constitute what I have called Jihad.
It may be a wise choice (though that may not be as obvious to all economists as it was to the Court) and its objective could doubtless be accomplished by direct use of nongeographic criteria which concretely gauge inhospitality and inaccessibility.
Maquila owners in Guatemala also blame the government for its inhospitality to the maquila assembly plants that export to the US market.
Both the dramatic increase in internal conflicts and the growing inhospitality to refugee flows underlied this trend.