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aesthete

[′es‚thēt]
(botany)
A plant organ with the capacity to respond to definite physical stimuli.
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Here is Deer's judgment on the ending of POMF: "Waugh gestures in the patriotic direction by sending the effete upper class aesthete Cedric Lyne to a hero's death in Norway, but neither his old-fashioned death, nor Seal's cynical triumph over a working-class family of evacuees, can fill the gulf left by Ambrose Silk's banishment" (222).
Thin sections of the plates of the Pennsylvanian chiton Euleptochiton spatulatus (Hoare, Sturgeon and Hoare 1972) show the pattern and sizes of the aesthete canals.
Such is the shared amorality of aesthetes and Rice's vampires.
The second-generation female aesthetes, "the Woman's World aesthetes," learned from Wilde.
Notably, while missionary aesthetes did invite established members of the Aesthetic Movement to give lectures to the working classes, these philanthropists also "declared their distance from popular aestheticism" (11).
It seems to be Wilde who licences Sontag's oscillation between the terms "aesthete" and "dandy" at the point when she describes, in "Writing Itself," the manner in which aesthetes in general, and Barthes in particular, express praise for the objects most preferable to their tastes.
Is it too fanciful to imagine that if the cards had been dealt differently, Mick Easterby might now be presiding over a salon of gay aesthetes in Los Angeles?
GIVE THEM TO: The artists and aesthetes in your life
Edwyn Collins' band of Glasgow aesthetes were as influenced by 1970s funk, soul and disco as they were by the DIY ethic of the punks.
From Felicie Bernstein, who imported French Impressionism to Berlin, to Berta Zuckerkandl, journalist-midwife of the Vienna Secession; from Ada Leverson and Genevieve Straus, who reigned over Belle Epoque aesthetes in London and Paris, to Gertrude Stein and her Cubists; from the Stettheimer sisters in New York to Salka Viertel's emigre circle in Hollywood, vivacious Jewesses fertilized the flowers of modern culture with conversation and contacts.
This threefold structure can also be found by Kierkegaard's other Aesthetes.