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  • adj. Clear, harmonious, and restrained.

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Examples

  • Peggy, the epitome of apollonian focus and creativity, becomes the heroine in this episode.

    Janet Turley: Mad Men Season 4, Episode 6 -- Dissolving Identity and the Female Gaze

  • Christy Mathewson was an apollonian figure who never drank or cursed, wore a cape when he entered the field at the Polo Grounds, and, beginning in 1903, won at least twenty games in twelve consecutive years.

    WILLIE MAYS

  • For their happy customers, these two radically different personalities offer radically different dining experiences -- a mood of unbuttoned indulgence at Babbo as compared with an apollonian serenity at the French Laundry.

    Fat Chef, Thin Chef

  • Between him and Debussy there is the difference between the apollonian and the dionysiac, between the smooth, level, contained, perfect, and the darker, more turbulent, passionate, and instinctive.

    Musical Portraits Interpretations of Twenty Modern Composers

  • I cannot imagine a greater contrast between this performance and the apollonian one the NSO gave three years ago with Hilary Hahn.

    The Washington Post: National, World & D.C. Area News and Headlines - washingtonpost.com

  • Still, count me a shade on the skeptical side about this BBC report on one evolutionary theorist’s prediction of some genetic schism in which humanity bifuricates into a tastefully beige apollonian overclass on the one hand and a race of dull-witted morlocks on the other.

    And a Rrrratio of Ten Females to Each Male…

  • It’s now 22 years since I moved to Israel to remake myself as an apollonian [man of the soil], and I find myself a fat university professor in a room lined with books, waiting for the next issue of the New York Review to arrive.

    Efron on Slezkine's "The Jewish Century"

  • It’s now 22 years since I moved to Israel to remake myself as an apollonian man of the soil, and I find myself a fat university professor in a room lined with books, waiting for the next issue of the New York Review to arrive.

    Archive 2005-01-30

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  • Dave Johns commented in entry 'How to save the world without harming a single hair on anyone's head view) apollonian commented in entry' Drew Fraser at Inverell 2008 view)

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