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Indifference

Antoinette, Marie
(1755–1793) queen of France to whom is attributed this statement on the solution to bread famine: “Let them eat cake.” [Fr. Hist.: NCE, 1696]
Bastienne
unsuccessful ploy to win back Bastien. [Ger. Opera: Mozart, Bastien and Bastienne, Westerman, 83]
Defarge, Madame
feigned indifference; knitted while executions were taking place. [Br. Lit.: A Tale of Two Cities]
Laodicean
inhabitant of ancient Greek city, Laodicea; people noted for indifferent attitude toward religion. [Gk. Hist.: NCE, 1529]
Nero
(37–68) Roman Emperor who is reported to have fiddled while Rome burned. [Rom. Hist.: Misc.]
New York City
often thought of as a metropolis of cold, uncaring people. [Pop. Culture: Misc.]
Oblomov
passed life in torpor; symbolically, died sleeping. [Russ. Lit.: Oblomov]
senvy
indicates apathy and noncaring. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 177]
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"Rejoinder to Machaj on Indifference," New Perspectives in Political Economy 5: 65-71.
Indifference makes it possible to suspend our sense of responsibility for fellow humans and fellow creatures, and for taking care of our planet.
The person starts the day with the lower budget line and the set of indifference curves [I.sup.1].
Depraved indifference murder is an anomaly in the field of criminal law.
But together they're creating a stirring, a wafting away of clouds of indifference, a soft keening of winds to come.
THESE WORDS by Joel Pauls Wohlgemut, appearing in his 2002 prize-winning Canadian Medical Association Journal article, "AIDS, Africa and indifference: A confession," are arguably some of the most courageous to appear in the academic literature in recent times.
"Deliberate indifference" is a standard of fault that requires a showing that government policy makers acted with conscious disregard for the obvious consequences of their actions.
She insists that women who were admitted to magdalen asylums in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries were victims of "indifference" and "injustice".
"Indifference is a weapon of mass destruction," U.S.
Jail inmates brought a [section] 1983 action against a county and corrections officers, alleging indifference to their mental health needs and mistreatment.
Cheerfully loud and ugly, rigorously devoid of conventional "painterly" appeal or sensuous spontaneity, the work's efficiently technical execution precisely matches the uneventfulness, the ultimate indifference, of the imagery.
Nessan is concerned that our well-being and freedom before God is not misused to tolerate or promote indifference (which would result from a false therapeutic view of the gospel).