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(noun) a change or variation occurring in the course of something; successive, alternating, or changing phases or conditions, as of life or fortune; ups and downs

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vicissitudes



the vicissitudes of human relatings

—p.121 John Billy (119) by David Foster Wallace
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2 years, 6 months ago


as though love were a full comprehensive insurance policy that could protect both parties from the vicissitudes of the real world of loss and disappointment

Fromm writing about marriage (after his wife died)

—p.295 Part V: The 1950s (259) by Stuart Jeffries
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2 years ago


It is food that offers the most visceral embodiment of the benefits of the slow lifestyle, overcoming the vicissitudes of fast-paced capitalism by returning to an older culture of savouring meals and traditional production techniques.

—p.41 Why Aren’t We Winning? A Critique of Today’s Left (25) by Alex Williams, Nick Srnicek
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2 years, 1 month ago


Amid the political vicissitudes of the early 1990s, contemporary poetry itself seemed incapable of generating new political meanings

—p.70 Against Privatized Poetry (65) by Kirill Medvedev
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2 years, 1 month ago


How can culture and subjectivity not be transformed, when opened to the vicissitudes of this vaster landscape and population which is globalization itself?

—p.129 Aesthetics of Singularity (101) by Fredric Jameson
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2 years, 1 month ago


something exempt from the vicissitudes of time and history

—p.82 Ethics Without Principles (72) by Richard M. Rorty
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1 year, 11 months ago


protected from the vicissitudes of Google's own economic fortunes

—p.202 "Free Lunch" in the Digital Era: Organization Is the New Content (193) by Mark Andrejevic
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1 year, 1 month ago


What might appear to each of us as vicissitudes of fate and fortune are actually organized by more durable relationships and processes that usually remain opaque.

—p.46 Chapter 2: Inequality, Poverty, Indebtedness (33) by Richard Dienst
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2 years, 1 month ago


an ideal, a kind of abstract utopia, a recovered country free of vicissitudes

—p.332 Packing My Father-in-Law's Library (327) by James Wood
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2 years ago


don't the recent vicissitudes of Muslim fundamentalism confirm Walter Benjamin's old insight that 'every rise of Fascism bears witness to a failed revolution'?

—p.101 Prognosis (90) by Slavoj Žižek
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2 years ago


How will the lives of the enlistees in the enterprise turn out, will they be sad or joyful? That will be decided by the vicissitudes of the process of epithumogenesis.

—p.127 Domination, Liberation (105) by Frédéric Lordon
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2 years, 1 month ago