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- n. The characteristic of being broken.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state or quality of being broken; unevenness.
- n. Contrition.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being broken.
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Reader tking says his laptop started out with a bad power jack — but has slowly escalated in brokenness with each Dell intervention. tking says:
"Beyond the brokenness is a place that's never been broken," said Roth.
The only Obama shaman who isn't shameless is the civil rights era preacher Rev. Otis Moss Jr.Rev. Jakes refers to homosexuality as "brokenness" and has claimed that he wouldn't hire a sexually active gay person.
But to make the bridge between the micro-level of such broken souls and the macro-level of this unmatched global power, evil needed to use the middle range of these interlocking structures of that brokenness which is at the heart of evil, the socio-cultural-political dimension of the American civilization.
But this idea does point in the right general direction: toward a kind of inner conflict, toward what I have called a kind of "brokenness" in the human psyche, and in particular toward a failure of integration within the person of the creature's feelings and needs and impulses on the one hand, and the moral injunctions internalized from the socializing culture on the other.
Even 'brokenness'; even the behaviour of the 'Biblical Man' – if these proceed from the adoption of a point of view, of a method, of a system, or of a particular kind of behaviour, by which men distinguish themselves from other men – are no more than the righteousness of men '.
She winced inwardly to picture him broken, with the kind of brokenness that was worse than death.
Christianity has always been too much in love with suffering and pain and "brokenness" as things to be embraced, not wrongs to be fought.
Churches have stepped up to fix the "brokenness" created by poverty through their support of Project Back to School.
Smith initiated the blue Christmas tradition last year as a way to minister to those who were experiencing "brokenness" in their lives, through lost relationships, death, unemployment and other trials.