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- adv. In a hapless manner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a hapless, unlucky manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a hapless manner.
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This week my graduate seminar students (at Parsons Fine Arts MFA) and I had a great discussion leading from Robert Smithson's writings on entropy to issues of pessimism about social change and what might be the point of human intervention towards ideals of progressive social activism in an entropically irreversible situation: interesting in this light to read Bob Herbert Op-Ed piece in the October 26, 2010 copy of The New York Times, "The Corrosion of America": do we just go along "haplessly"/hopelessly with the flow of entropy and the corrosion and ruin of our infrastructure (a ruin which is in a sense "always already" from before its inception, in Smithson's example of "The Monuments of Passaic") creating or suggesting an art which does not try to impose an idealist order or moral value to an entropic situation of urban and suburban decay, or do we believe enough in human labor despite ultimate futility or mortality to make the investment in our near futures by fixing the infrastructure?
The courtyard will play host to the dreamscape of the haplessly bombastic Ignatius J.
The courtyard will play host to the dreamscape of the book's protagonist, the haplessly bombastic Ignatius J.
Instead of greeting Daddy Wotan with a big hug, the impetuous BrÃ¼nnhilde slid haplessly down the "mountain," landing stage front, flat on her derriÃ¨re good bone-density test!
Instead of greeting Daddy Wotan with a big hug, the impetuous Brünnhilde slid haplessly down the "mountain," landing stage front, flat on her derrière good bone-density test!
He just haplessly becomes a victim of sexual harassment.
I watched haplessly as a young hipster slouched through the dairy section in impeccably mussed hair and Diesel jeans, shadowed by a Sri Lankan maid in a crisp ironed uniform.
Smashed, shattered, seemingly left haplessly on the floor of the George and JÃ¸rgen Gallery as Crane.tv arrived to meet American sculptor and self-proclaimed 'recovered architect' Will Corwin.
Smashed, shattered, seemingly left haplessly on the floor of the George and Jørgen Gallery as Crane.tv arrived to meet American sculptor and self-proclaimed 'recovered architect' Will Corwin.
Chaos looks like The Unit — a solid action drama CBS canceled too soon, in part because it wasn't produced in-house — but it feels more like a Chuck wannabe in its focus on Rick Martinez, a frantic, haplessly naïve newbie Six Feet Under's Freddy Rodriguez who's in over his head as he confronts the absurdities within an agency where, quoting a veteran agent, "Inaction has become the battle cry."