The conventional means by which a body is framed and regulated, orifices understood, used and fetishised is destabilized by the abject; the viscosity and amorphousness
of that which cannot be contained.
Tapping into these fears is a form of political poking, but is also indicative of a Quebec culture that, wanting to protect its language and culture, does not want to be subsumed by Canada's amorphousness
Here, too, there is a play between the natural and the artificial and, most of all, a contrast between apparently recognizable geometry and amorphousness
The gist of the article was that because of the amorphousness
, vastness, speed, and anonymity of the blogosphere, nasty and even slanderous attacks on individuals or companies can be very difficult to combat.
Free State Ireland by its very nature, surmised O'Faolain, resisted the writing of novels: 'In such an unshaped society there are many subjects for little pieces, that is for the short-story writer; the novelist or the dramatist loses himself in the general amorphousness
, unthinkingness, brainlessness, egalitarianism and general unsophistication' (The Dilemma, pp.
Then it's repeated almost immediately at the end of the first line of stanza three--this immediate repetition heightened by Becker's variation, moving from the amorphousness
of thing to the absolute of nothing.
In Roberts's The Time of Man, the first chapter describes the central character, Ellen, in a liminal state: at the age of fourteen she balances between the amorphousness
of childhood and the more rigid boundaries that will define her once she enters society as a woman.
, and universality, it is quite impossible to
They have transported the word familiarity to the verge of amorphousness
The personnel and procedural changes enacted after the Bay of Pigs and the apparent amorphousness
of the duties of the special assistant and the NSC staff reflected a certain disorganization within the Kennedy presidency.
Teasers and dreams are both puzzles and may be illusions, but their very ephemerality is haunting; the amorphousness
of water and mud (which is neither wholly water nor wholly earth) makes "our claims to act" i.
Koolhaas, and many another, has drawn strong parallels between the amorphousness
and lack of place in the modern city and the modern airport.