self-examining love


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  • adj. given to examining own sensory and perceptual experiences


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  • John Carey's official biography, William Golding: The Man Who Wrote Lord of the Flies 2009, was a scholarly, cool-headed examination of Golding's life and work that presented a "deeply self-examining and self-blaming man", frustrated and obsessed by his personal and professional failings.

    The Children of Lovers by Judy Golding – review

  • Whether it is or not, he is never going to know because he is not asking any self-examining questions about his impact on the lives he purports to save.

    Jonathan Lewis: Three Empty Cups of Tea

  • But yes: if a large part of white culture is predicated upon the sovereignty of the individual and small-governemnt, Big-C conversativism, then yeah, white culture - which even those of us who aren't 'white' are a part of - needs to do some self-examining.

    Monoculture Is Bad For Business - Anil Dash

  • Carey gently presents Golding's lifelong weakness as the self-medication of "a deeply self-examining and self-blaming man who, as he said more than once, saw the seeds of all evil in his own heart."

    "William Golding: The Man Who Wrote 'Lord of the Flies'," by John Carey

  • England had entered one of her uncertain, self-examining periods of nostalgia, looking back to the fin-de-siecle and Edwardian social certainties.

    Boing Boing

  • I suppose, however, that most of us have a lot of self-examining to do before we see the last of this kind of comedy.

    Stacy Parker Aab: Last Time I Checked, Rape Jokes Still Not Funny

  • After my dad died, when she was living fairly comfortably on his pensions, my mom became much more vulnerable and self-examining, eventually converting to Lutheranism.


  • The Guardian described Martha Wainwright as "wearingly needy, endlessly self-examining", which gives me a damn good reason not to have anything to do with her, but just look at that picture, would you?

    A Rush of Blood to the Head

  • I was just self-examining how diverse my list was.

    Back again, but this time here to stay

  • Kresnov as a character has matured in a delicious way, staying hot and ultra-bad-ass while keeping the self-examining, self-reliant emotional core that makes her such an appealing heroine...

    Archive 2007-11-01


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