Irrepressibility


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Irrepressibility

Irresolution (See INDECISION.)
Bell for Adano, A
Joppolo’s stress on democracy overcomes superior’s arrogance. [Am. Lit.: A Bell for Adano]
Grapes of Wrath, The
Ma cries, “We ain’ gonna die out.” [Am. Lit.: The Grapes of Wrath]
Little Orphan Annie
a most irrepressible waif. [Comics: Horn, 459]
March, Augie
man’s “refusal to lead a disappointed life.” [Am. Lit.: The Adventures of Augie March]
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The problem is that Monette's irrepressibility too often curdles into selfindulgence.
But while Machiavelli concentrates on the exceptional--the "accidental"--in the hopes of providing for its better management, there is an awe, a respect for the magnitude and irrepressibility of accidenti that would fade in those who followed in the Florentine's footsteps.
Anyone who would kill someone like that fears and loathes the human spirit's irrepressibility, and the tendency of people to unify around experiences that bring delight.
Indeed, although Klaus is, for a time, no longer plagued by distressing daydreams, they later return with full force to haunt him, proving the irrepressibility of desire.
The irrepressibility of black blood thus also served as a warning to blacks and to any individuals knowingly contemplating an interracial union.
We all take the mickey out of Fitzgerald's ability in the tongue-wagging department, but his is a loquacity born of brimming enthusiasm and quenchless irrepressibility, and if he is still boring the lads rigid in the saloon bar at Christmas then nobody will begrudge him the telling of the tale.
It all contributes to a kind of irrepressibility that had turned Henman into a shambling ruin by the third set.
The next step, of describing a new kind of Wordsworthian individuality without resorting to any historical causality or attempting to account for such a degree of psychological singularity, leads none the less to the book's most enlightening chapter, where Peter Bell and 'Nutting' are seen as proving 'the irrepressibility of the human instinct to leave on nature a mark, a trace, an inscription'; 'A slumber did my spirit seal' reveals the return of Annette Vallon as a presence and how 'an excess or overbalance of pleasure, such as the poet especially knows, may turn a privation into its opposite'; 'The Brothers' discloses the necessity of breaking the 'links to a home' in order to learn how to think.
She remains, as ever, an indomitable example of the irrepressibility of the human spir it.
Writing about them, "using them up," attests to their coexistence with institutional practices, and reminds us of their irrepressibility.
Pinget has never asserted such a lineage, and if his writing is marked by the influence of Flaubert it is of that later Flaubert from whom Sarraute distances herself; as Adert shows, the irrepressibility and emptiness of public discourse presented in Le Libera or Cette voix echoes the experiences and the fate of Bouvard and Pecuchet.