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- n. Plural form of overcoming.
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There is surely something of this in Adorno's marshalling of the medieval apophatic tradition with the Buddhist view of nirvana (however distorted) against Nietzschean nihilism, which supplies fascism with "slogans": "The medieval nihil privativum in which the concept of nothingness was recognized as the negation of something rather than as autosemantical, is as superior to the diligent 'overcomings' as the image of Nirvana, of nothingness as something" (380).
You have seen me in hope and sloughed in despair, when I wore a bright mask to shine in the gloom, you have seen me fail and succeed in my errors, and known my great strengths and overcomings.
Thus ruminating, patient as a cow, I ask myself: What were thy ten overcomings?
Is sin a grief to me, the sudden risings and overcomings thereof especially?
All the family drama (and their overcomings), the bride-groom disagreements that end up with kisses, every itty bitty victory over color, cake design, song choice, all the smiles along the way, and also tears, all the memories that are created, they take you from one place to another.
Julie & Julia silhouettes the loud and irresistible rise of Julia Child against the fitful overcomings of Julie Powell, a young wife in present-day Queens who is working her way through Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking.