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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We're made well aware of their (somewhat grating) youth and irrepressibility, captured en route and on the slopes by videocam -- so it's almost a relief, as well as a rather too calculated "shock," when fate abruptly silences the lot.
Exposing the irrepressibility of Douglas's anti-Semitic ideology was relatively easy for the press.
.' I can't help writing, 'Last time Fatso saw Myrt she was a desirable woman; now she was an old bag.'" The insight of the first entry juxtaposed against the irrepressibility of the second is Dawn Powell at her most characteristic - vital, gallant, urban - and that characteristic self is more consistently there in the diaries than in the novels.
I knew from the start that Orientalist depictions of Arab women were fictions, out of accord with any reasonable understanding of human nature, its complexity, quirkiness, irrepressibility. It didn't matter that the fictions were primarily of Muslim women, not Christian, no group of women anywhere in the world, I was convinced, could be such nonentities, so brain dead (8).
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.
They are entertainers, their message simply"watch and enjoy." 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.
Comeau's perhaps overstated conclusion that as such Hagar "personifies evil in the Manawaka world" is tempered when he admits that readers still admire her "gumption, tenacity, and irrepressibility" (69, 70).
irrepressibility of private sexuality, which flourished in secrecy and