Apathy took the place of enthusiasm, and sordid worries succeeded to high hopes.
The king being sunk in apathy, the task of negotiation devolved upon the queen; but in her inexperience and ignorance of affairs, and the uncertainty of information from abroad, it was hard for her to follow any clear policy.
But, in addition, there is only too much reason to suppose that he was disappointed at the general apathy with which his science was regarded in England.
The apathy of Poland in such a vital matter as the Livonian question must have convinced so statesmanlike a prince as Sigismund II.
In striking contrast to the general apathy of the clergy of the period, Griffith Jones's zeal appealed to the public imagination, and his powerful preaching exercised a widespread influence, many travelling long distances in order to attend his ministry.
To the reaction against the gross methods of the revival has been ascribed the religious apathy of New England during the last years of the 18th century; but the martial and political excitement, beginning with King George's War (i.e.
In the Fable he shows a society possessed of all the virtues "blest with content and honesty," falling into apathy and utterly paralyzed.
In a well-marked case there is usually an initial rigor - in children convulsions - followed by a rise of temperature, with vomiting, headache, giddiness, intolerance to light; pain in epigastrium, back and limbs; sleeplessness, apathy or delirium.
For some years after this humiliation, Wladislaus became indifferent to affairs and sank into a sort of apathy; but the birth of his son Sigismund (by his first wife, Cecilia Renata of Austria, in 1640) gave him fresh hopes, and he began with renewed energy to labour for the dynasty as well as for the nation.
Owing to the apathy of the people and the enmities existing among the leaders, the Spanish forces, sent by the viceroy of Peru to crush the revolutionary movement, succeeded after two years' indecisive fighting in completely defeating the patriots at Rancagua in 1814.
But, if so, it would follow that, since pleasure is an emotion, apathy or eradication of all emotions cannot be unconditionally required.
A non-theological Athanasius contra mundum, he has the truest missionary spirit, an intense faith which would seek to move the mountains of apathy and active opposition.
As in Chile, the indifference of the ruling class to the welfare of the common people is a primary cause of their ignorance and poverty, to which must be added the apathy, if not opposition, of the Church.
But peace did not suffice to end Edwards troubles; he dropped back into his usual apathy, and the Despensers showed themselves so harsh and greedy that the general indignation only required a new leader in order to take once more the form of open insurrection.
The landing of the Pretender in Scotland (1715), and the defeat of a portion of his army which had advanced to Prestona defeat which was the consequence of the apathy of his English supporters, and which was followed by the complete suppression of the rebelliongave increased strength to the Whig government.
In the latter country much surprise was expressed at the apathy of Airy; in France the claims made for an unknown Englishman were resented as detracting from the credit due to Leverrier's achievement.
Are we talking about a general male apathy toward work, I wonder?
Assurance doesn't breed apathy, doubt does, it breeds industry.
Combating apathy can be difficult, whether you are the passive being in question, or merely the observer.
Concerns over student voter apathy in the general election will be debated on the conference floor in a debate on citizenship.
For instance, what about the apparent apathy of many would-be voters?
Help us fight apathy.
His purpose was to arouse the leaders and people of Judah from their spiritual apathy, and encourage them to continue building the temple.
How can we overcome voter apathy?
If the result is widespread apathy, the parties bear responsibility.
In an age of political apathy, why not just accept the biggest buck.
In October 2005, the EA launched a campaign to tackle flood apathy - Be Prepared for Flooding.
In short, voter apathy should have come top of the list by a country mile, not bottom.
Maybe consumer apathy is the reason that, in my view, manufacturers feel they can get away with selling under-developed products.
There was apathy on the part of some members to participate in the meetings.
There was general agreement that the phrase "youth apathy" is a pernicious misnomer.
To counter apathy, how can firms ensure CSR reports are useful documents?
Princess Mary, alarmed by her father's feverish and sleepless activity after his previous apathy, could not bring herself to leave him alone and for the first time in her life ventured to disobey him.
But to his surprise Willarski soon noticed that Pierre had lagged much behind the times, and had sunk, as he expressed it to himself, into apathy and egotism.