Fearsomeness


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Fearsomeness

Deimos
attendant of Ares; personification of fear. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 77]
Dracula
eerie tale of vampires and werewolves. [Br. Lit.: Dracula]
Invasion from Mars
Orson Welles’s broadcast; terrified a credulous America (1938). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 468]
Iroquois
strongest, most feared of eastern confederacies. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 250]
Jaggers, Mr.
lawyer esteemed and feared by clients. [Br. Lit.: Great Expectations]
Ko-Ko
holder of dread office of High Executioner. [Br. Opera: The Mikado, Magill I, 591–592]
Native Son
portrays oppressor and oppressed as both filled with fear. [Am. Lit.: Native Son, Magill I, 643–645]
Phobus
god of dread and alarm. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 14, 84]
Seven That Were Hanged, The
analyzes the fears of an official threatened with assassination and of seven condemned prisoners. [Russ. Lit.: Magill II, 957]
Shere Khan
lame tiger who wants to devour Mowgli; causes fear throughout story. [Children’s Lit.: The Jungle Book]
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While the strength of these reasons may even make it the case that you ought to admire the despicable and fear the turtle, they certainly do not bear on the admirableness or fearsomeness of the objects in question.
But her soliloquy on the fearsomeness of the tomb revealed that she mistrusted even the Friar.
Nonetheless, a measure of conflict is inevitable between these binary oppositions of tire and water, fearsomeness and happiness.
However, for all its fearsomeness, Badiou is a kind and patient teacher, leading the reader through both the intricacies of set theory and the history of philosophy with a calm and steady hand.
The film, shot in Canada, Norway and Greenland, marks prolific producer Frank Marshall's first bigscreen directorial effort since "Congo" (1995); Marshall and his team do a good job suggesting both the majesty and fearsomeness of the Antarctica landscape.
Much has been written lately about the deliberately fostered "culture of fear" in the contemporary United States: I suggest that beliefs about the fearsomeness of "masterless men" in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries also created a "culture of fear," and that those who played up the perils of homeless people had--as they now have--a clear right-wing agenda.
I've had dozens of Sontag dreams, in which she represents intellectuality's phantasmagoria, prose's succulence, quality's fearsomeness, and aphorism's bite.
(4) This traveller's unsupported suspicion of Khoikhoi cannibalism derived, first, from the undoubted fearsomeness of the Hottentots when the Europeans offended them: fifty to sixty-five Spaniards were slaughtered during the voyage of Francisco d'Almeida in 1510, and thereafter pockets of Europeans were sometimes killed, often for reasons not easy to determine (see Raven-Hart, 1967: 9-11).
Wagner called the grim trumpet blasts and subsequent eerie growling at the beginning of the final movement, intrudes and recalls the divine fearsomeness that used to cow the multitudes; but the tremulous prostration of the bad old days has evolved into the modern liberal faith, so that even on his knees a man remains upright.
He evokes an older and more robust tradition involving the fearsomeness of these "powers and dominions" from a realm higher than the human.
(53) From its very beginning and during its early history, Fang Xiang Shi's mask was marked by its ugly appearance, its fearsomeness, and its severe features.
Bourgois's heroes thrive on risk and self-indulgence, on "getting over," on hoodwinking the police, the courts, and the welfare system alike, on serial polygamy in an effort to father as many children as possible, and especially on systematic as well as random, often gratuitous, violence that keeps others off guard and heightens one's fearsomeness. The subtleties of motivation in the ghetto are as complex as anywhere else in our fantastically complicated society.