Melancholic

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Melancholic

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Melancholic is the traditional name for the personality temperament indicated by an excess of the element earth.

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Instead, phallic manhood is melancholically idealized as lost, enlisted in an endless battle against the longed for disturbance of affect, but only once it has been displaced from a psychic content or meaning to a style.
A number of songs and images concern the art of conversation and its counterpart, silence, with portrayals of men and women as shy, tongue-tied with infatuation, or melancholically unhappy (79).
8) The circulation of value that sustained the economy, though, necessitated the impossibility of absolute value, rendering desire for it melancholically frustrated.
Brogger can be provocative, exhibitionistic, and melancholically meditative.
In The Member of the Wedding and Sula, the coming of age of their adolescent girls is derailed by boys who, by failing to grow up, function dually as objects of desire and warning, and who also remain melancholically present in their narratives as reminders of the ways in which some (white, capitalist, progressive) teleologies are frustratingly inaccessible to a wide range of subjects.
Not for kids, but both melancholically bittersweet man and dog love story and meditation on relationships.
Along with a series of large collages and a few melancholically leafless branches strewn around the space like props, it featured fourteen new paintings, hung on walls coated in black and green chalkboard paint.
January 6--The Christmas holidays went by, as usual, melancholically.
The poisonous diet of anguish Cass discovers might be one that, fatefully scripted into her name, she has been served all along; Cass is short not for Cassandra, the far-seeing prophet who always speaks a truth no one will believe, but for Clarissa, the violated and self-encrypting, melancholically self-silencing, self-starving heroine of Richardson s novel.
And so it was that Travis's breakthrough single, the melancholically catchy Why Does It Always Rain On Me, was penned by Fran Healey during a trip to Eliat in Israel, where, in a place noted for its dry climate, they were defiantly followed by rainclouds.
Regardless, this series partially fulfills its author's desire to move away ("the way the clouds move") from the social in order to stake out a more "universal" place for his melancholically detached paintings.