It was then he began the slow realization that it was not his beloved wife who spooned against his back in nakedness, sharing his bed!
It seems to me, that Edith had a very rapid mood change from flaunting her nakedness in front of Claire to...killing herself, practically minutes later.
Under this head fall the following: - Fasting, or abstention from certain meats and drinks; denial of sexual instinct; subjection of the body to physical discomforts, such as nakedness, vigils, sleeping on the bare ground, tattooing, deformation of skull, teeth, feet, &c., vows of silence to be observed throughout life or during pilgrimages, avoidance of baths, of hair-cutting and of clean raiment, living in a cave; actual self-infliction of pain, by scourging, branding, cutting with knives, wearing of hair shirts, fire-walking, burial alive, hanging up of oneself by hooks plunged into the skin, suspension of weights by such hooks to the tenderer parts of the body, self-mutilation and numerous other, often ingenious, modes of torture.
Even the earliest name Nigantha, which means "free from bonds," may not be without allusions to this curious belief in the sanctity of nakedness, though it also alluded to freedom from the bonds of sin and of transmigration.
Let him who has work to do recollect that the object of clothing is, first, to retain the vital heat, and secondly, in this state of society, to cover nakedness, and he may judge how much of any necessary or important work may be accomplished without adding to his wardrobe.
Chmielnicki, by suddenly laying bare the nakedness of the Polish republic, had opened the eyes of Muscovy to the fact that her secular enemy was no longer formidable.
Thus, nakedness has been able to be imagined as both an indecent state needing to be covered by "culture" (clothing) and a pure state far superior to the indecent cultural masquerade of clothing.
The nakedness of "savages," for example, has been imagined as evidence of their inferior humanness-but it has also been subject to romanticization (the "naturalness" of the "noble savage").
In the Judaic tradition, however, in which the Godhead was imagined as gloriously veiled, nakedness was more likely to signify degradation, humiliation, or loss of personhood.
Though really evergreen, the leaves are so small and scattered that even in full growth the plant has a peculiar appearance, and yet so thickly do the stems interlace that there is no suggestion of nakedness.
He related his tale of woe while enjoying the never-ending pleasure of seeing the woman he loved in various stages of nakedness.
Under the stress of the appalling financial conditions represented by chronic deficit, crushing taxation, the heavy expenditure necessary for the consolidation of the kingdom, the reform of the army and the interest on the pontifical debt, Sella, on the 11th of December 1871, exposed to parliament the financial situation in all its nakedness.
You shall not uncover the nakedness of your brother's wife; she is your brother's wife; she is your brother's nakedness.
You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's sister; she is your father's near kinswoman.
You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother's sister, for she is your mother's near kinswoman.
What are the nakedness and the vesture, the shining raiment, the priestly insignia, the girdles?
uncover the nakedness of your mother's sister, for she is your mother's near kinswoman.
You shall not uncover the nakedness of your brother's wife; she is your brother's nakedness.
You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's wife; it is your father's nakedness.
You shall not uncover the nakedness of your daughter-in-law; she is your son's wife, you shall not uncover her nakedness.
As a result of the mismanagement and general incapacity of the Commissary Department, the army received little food or clothing during the winter months; in the latter part of December nearly 2900 men were unfit for duty on account of sickness or the lack of clothing, and by the 1 st of February this number had increased by nearly 1000, a state of affairs which Washington said was due to "an eternal round of the most stupid mismanagement [by which] the public treasure is expended to no kind of purpose, while the men have been left to perish by inches with cold and nakedness."
You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father 's wife; it is your father 's nakedness.
You shall not uncover the nakedness of your daughter-in-law; she is your son 's wife, you shall not uncover her nakedness.
Nakedness can sometimes help to sensationalize the film itself, and many nude scenes have become famous simply for the actors involved.
They believe that modesty and shame are socially imposed restrictions on the freedom of the naked body, and that eroticism is not a necessary condition of nakedness.
Nakedness and clothing help define each other.
English has two major terms for the state of undress: nakedness and nudity.
Nakedness is the older word, coming from the Germanic family of languages.
Put simply, Clark's opposition is this: nakedness is the "raw" human body, the human body without clothes.
John Berger glosses it thus: nakedness is a starting point and the nude is "a way of seeing" (p. 53).
Nakedness is imperfect and individual; the nude is ideal and universal.
The artist's work de-particularizes the model's nakedness, lifting it into ideality.
Carnal Knowing: Female Nakedness and Religious Meaning in the Christian West.
Outline of nakedness in Greek and Judaic traditions.
At the time of flowering the foliage is often withered, and to hide the nakedness of the stems it is sometimes best planted among other low-growing plants.
Even though in reality the suit covers you modestly, the initial impression of nakedness will add excitement to your look.
It's not just the illusion of nakedness that has always made fishnets so attractive.
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