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subversive

1. liable to subvert or overthrow a government, legally constituted institution, etc.
2. a person engaged in subversive activities, etc.
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Conversely, the soldier's mobility connects him with the other 'side', that of the witches whose subversiveness is partly manifested in their abnormal fREEDom of movement, (34) a trait also reflected in the bastard's unfixed residence: 'Where do I lie?
Thus there is a certain constructive subversiveness built into the scientific enterprise, as a new generation of scientists makes its own contribution.
Ultimately, therefore, an international boundary does divide, and thus upholds the states on either side, however much Ishikawa in some respects seems more prone to highlight their mutual subversiveness at an interface, or the permeability of such a zone for cultural-cum-cognitive interactions and unification.
Easy Virtue," based on a Noel Coward play, tries a bit too hard to be eccentric, but it boasts a couple of reliably watchable actors in Kristin Scott Thomas and Colin Firth and just enough subversiveness to make it tolerable.
The subversiveness of such a spatial product lies in the fact that it operates almost invisibly, while functionally it is capable of completely transforming the economic base of a sizeable political entity.
In the 60s this was a heady expression of subversiveness and cross-art forms.
We achieve this today, not by taking the stance of the moral protector of the 'young lady reader,' but often by debating the relative subversiveness or complicity of a heroine, plot or ending.
One critic wrote: "A brilliantly surreal family narrative full of farting, gentle mockery and subversiveness.
Other chapters feature points more familiar, if hardly mundane: the subversiveness of God's coming to earth as a baby, the cross' deconstruction of worldly notions of glory.
Hall's subversiveness was that she dared to change pronouns, to write "she [not he] kissed her full on the lips.
Her success brought something of the subversiveness of the "Boys on the Bus," the New Journalism, and Hunter S.
THE death of the jazz musician and broadcaster Humphrey Lyttelton, above, robs us of another of those great radio voices of authority, which disguised their owner's outrageous subversiveness, especially on the comedy quiz I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue.