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anarchy

1. Political theory general lawlessness and disorder, esp when thought to result from an absence or failure of government
2. the absence or lack of government
3. the theory or practice of political anarchism
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And so has been the entire administrative leviathan, which seems adrift chaotically and anarchically, with no set direction in sight.
Cartoons first emerged anarchically, and one has to go back about 3,500 years in time to the era of the pharaohs to find early forms of politicized cartoons that portrayed Egypt as a cat and the European ruler as a mouse.
We thus put forward the hypothesis that, after a period when the process of expansion of the constructed areas has developed anarchically, one transitions towards a strict management of this phenomenon, the local officials' attention now focusing towards the township's center, where there is a dense network of roads, close to the service provider and proximity trade centers.
But in a conversation anything can happen too: it's always a scene of non-sovereign relation, and therefore one in which supremacy's process can be anarchically, experimentally, or accidentally exploded.
Shot in Birmingham and set in 1990, We Are The Freaks is a very funny "antiteen" movie - The Inbetweeners' meets Trainspotting - which anarchically depicts three misfits having the night of their lives.
As Pfau avers, Godwin's conception of a mind subject to an uninterrupted stream of thoughts anarchically displaces reason as a faculty "forever catching up with its own origin.
Increasingly citizens are participating in social debate, usually constructively, sometimes anarchically, but it's always fascinating.
instead] the real city [expands] anarchically despite the efforts of those who [wish] to restrain and order its growth" (Rama 82).
These rhymes are not those learnt "officially" at the middle-class mother's knee: these are the voices, surely, of the Somersby servants, the energy emerging anarchically from "below stairs"-a place in turmoil in 1829-1830 with the awful death of the cook.
The awareness, in her view, is still not on the level of freedom that is being used anarchically.
There are obvious allusions to Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream in the Walpurgisnacht dream that concludes the Witches' Sabbath in Goethe's Faust I, a dream which is presented as an amateur theater performance with a multiplicity of actors representing a broad spectrum of different philosophical and aesthetic views, and anarchically mixing modern and mythological, fictional and real-life characters.
If the burned ruins of Thornfield Hall emblematize a destruction, the undoing of an edifice, that decomposition turns out not simply to be anarchically anti-structural, but provides the very principle of the structural relationship between the two texts, as a destruction or deconstruction inseparable from repetition, and thus a revisiting and a reconstruction.