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  • It can be justly maintained that our civilization is neurotic and ill-balanced, and that there exist real group neu­roses and psychoses; for instance, national glorification and ideological fanaticism.

    C. G. Jung and Psychosynthesis, by Roberto Assagioli

  • A lingering wind brought to her ear the creaking sound of two over-crowded branches in the neighboring wood which were rubbing each other into wounds, and other vocalized sorrows of the trees, together with the screech of owls, and the fluttering tumble of some awkward wood-pigeon ill-balanced on its roosting-bough.

    The Woodlanders

  • Thus, like the crowd, they have failed to distinguish between a prolonged unconsciousness and absolute death, which has made them fall again into the Scholastic prejudice of souls entirely separate [from bodies], and has even confirmed ill-balanced minds in the opinion that souls are mortal.

    The Monadology

  • The wondrous vigor of a full womanhood was hers — errant, ill-balanced, romantic, but exquisite,

    The Financier

  • A young warrior named Skunk claimed to have once used that very canoe, which he said was an ill-balanced bark of the utmost impracticality.

    The Berrybender Narratives

  • He will be one whose mind is so ill-balanced as to allow him to be the victim of a single wish.

    Phineas Finn

  • Such an attitude was encouraged by the ill-balanced mentality of early manhood (a period in which, even in the middle class, one appears ungrateful and behaves like a cad because, having forgotten for months to write to a benefactor after he has lost his wife, one then ceases to nod to him in the street so as to simplify matters), but it was inspired above all by an over-acute caste snobbishness.

    The Guermantes Way

  • Instead he wore a heavy cavalry sword, a long and straight-bladed weapon that was ill-balanced and too heavy, but a brutal instrument in a strong man's hands.

    Sharpe's Escape

  • After a century of experiments that have led to nothing, and trials giving no results, there still exist ill-balanced minds who believe in guiding balloons.

    Robur the Conqueror

  • It was the kind of weapon ill-balanced for throwing; he could have done better with a fishing trident.

    Conan and The Gods of The Mountain


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