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inchoate

Incomplete, impartial, not completed. Inchoate property rights include mechanics' and materialmen's liens,which come into possibility when work is commenced on a property but might never ripen into actual existence if all bills are paid for the work.

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Dense with associative figures, the passages occasionally give way to what feels like synaesthetic translation, when, "feeling" the water, for example, Quentin begins to "smell" "it." Not pointedly referenced, this errant pronoun, one of Faulkner's favorite devices of ambiguity, alternates between the Mississippi honeysuckle, loaded with valences of Caddy, and the rain, an obsessive noise, registering in Benjy's head, as the reader, recalling Benjy's olfactory acumen, suspects inchoately that the "it" of the "smell" that Quentin signals also intimates the aromas of mortality, with vaguely sexual overtones.
DeLillo replays the dialectic between the isolated, detached white individual and the merged, racialized mass, but inchoately projects the latter onto the foreign rather than situating it as an aspect of America's own divided cultural dynamic.
Rather, the current strain is wrought of a convergence of forces, complicating manifestations of history, ideology, experience, and ambition that have always swirled around the German-American relationship, however inchoately. For a variety of reasons, these factors have coalesced to exacerbate tensions and produce a troubling reaction in the last several months since the American coalition against terror marched to war, first in Afghanistan and then in Iraq.
The most effective poets, it seems to me, understand that their art depends on their access to their original narratives, those life studies that, involuntarily, inchoately, dream their way back to us.
It makes her potentially not only independent of man but positioned to love a woman romantically if she desires: she has inchoately found a way toward higher development that involves affection, that forgoes either yielding to or overmastering an other.
Canadians, it would appear from their voting behaviour, tend to understand, however inchoately, the wisdom of the argument advanced by policy-makers like Holmes and academics like Stairs.
And then there are the strugglers, like Christopher, who inchoately wants something more out of life but also wants to rise in the mob, and Big Pussy, Tony's close friend as well as crew member, who rats to the Feds to ward off a thirty-year prison term, agonizes over his betrayal and ultimately takes refuge in identifying with his FBI handlers.
As Beryl Radin accurately states in her jacket copy, Lynn "demystifies the field of public management ..., navigat[ing] through its concepts, contradictions, and challenges." While Lynn does provide important insights into the conceptual scope of public management, as Allison (1980) seminally but inchoately did two decades ago, a central thesis of his book is that the field of public management must generate a more powerful knowledge base than its current normative, homiletic (or principle/proverb-based) approaches.
To determine just what bodily motions our sensations are inchoately representing, Leibniz will maintain, we must "undertake the analysis of them by means of further experiments and by means of reason" (NE 2.2.1, A/RB 120).
.] but that is not the whole story.' Indeed, 'the whole story' demands the reader's recognition of the fat man's archetypal nature, even if the teller can only inchoately intuit it.
Most of the demonstrators, as the establishment press well understood, had the sort of class analysis which working people intuitively, if inchoately, often have.
At its start, THESIS is dense, thick, replete with its 'self/not-yet self' waiting to unscroll, uncoil, whirling about, overflowing from inside out, inner subliminal psyche inchoately swirling, linking the way it is said and how it sounds with what and how it's looking for a way to be heard saying; toward its close, that long ribbon-flowing stretch, 'performed' as if in a single breath, begins, recedes, begins, recedes again and again, reverberantly, incrementally.