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June: A Context of Collapse

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Miéville, C. (2017). June: A Context of Collapse. In Miéville, C. October: The Story of the Russian Revolution. Verso, pp. 142-166

(verb) to declare to be evil or detestable; denounce / (verb) to detest utterly

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the young Ukrainian Aleksandr Dneprovskiy execrated the patriotic press in the last months before the offensive as ‘tubs of printed slop … poured over the heads of long-suffering humanity’.

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the young Ukrainian Aleksandr Dneprovskiy execrated the patriotic press in the last months before the offensive as ‘tubs of printed slop … poured over the heads of long-suffering humanity’.

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The situation had long ceased to be a matter of individuals, or even whole battalions, disobeying orders. Now there was mass movement of Russian troops in both directions: forward from the trenches, not belligerently but in more fraternisation, shouting greetings, picking a way through the landscape of cataclysm to share liquor and make-do conversation with the Germans they were supposed to kill; and, in vast numbers, in retreat from the front. Mass desertions. Thousands simply walked away.

—p.162 by China Miéville 1 year, 1 month ago

The situation had long ceased to be a matter of individuals, or even whole battalions, disobeying orders. Now there was mass movement of Russian troops in both directions: forward from the trenches, not belligerently but in more fraternisation, shouting greetings, picking a way through the landscape of cataclysm to share liquor and make-do conversation with the Germans they were supposed to kill; and, in vast numbers, in retreat from the front. Mass desertions. Thousands simply walked away.

—p.162 by China Miéville 1 year, 1 month ago

(linguistics) the omission of a sound or syllable when speaking OR the act or an instance of omitting something

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Perhaps they had been evasive, had elided distinct positions, and perhaps that had confused some audiences.

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Perhaps they had been evasive, had elided distinct positions, and perhaps that had confused some audiences.

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