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  • Despair — • The voluntary and complete abandonment of all hope of saving one s soul and of having the means required for that end Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Despair     Despair      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • despair — despairer, n. /di spair /, n. 1. loss of hope; hopelessness. 2. someone or something that causes hopelessness: He is the despair of his mother. v.i. 3. to lose, give up, or be without hope (often fol. by of): to despair of humanity. v.t. 4. Obs.… …   Universalium

  • Kierkegaard’s speculative despair — Judith Butler Every movement of infinity is carried out through passion, and no reflection can produce a movement. This is the continual leap in existence that explains the movement, whereas mediation is a chimera, which in Hegel is supposed to… …   History of philosophy

  • Pit of despair — For the pit of despair plot device, see The Princess Bride. Harlow s vertical chamber apparatus The pit of despair was a name used by American comparative psychologist Harry Harlow for a device he designed, technically called a vertical chamber… …   Wikipedia

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  • Cruelty to Animals Act 1849 — The Cruelty to Animals Act 1849 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (12 13 Vict. c. 92) with the long title An Act for the more effectual Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The Act repealed two previous Acts, the Cruel Treatment of… …   Wikipedia

  • Black act — Black Black (bl[a^]k), a. [OE. blak, AS. bl[ae]c; akin to Icel. blakkr dark, swarthy, Sw. bl[ a]ck ink, Dan. bl[ae]k, OHG. blach, LG. & D. blaken to burn with a black smoke. Not akin to AS. bl[=a]c, E. bleak pallid. [root]98.] 1. Destitute of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Manifest Destiny (opera) — Manifest Destiny is a British opera composed by Keith Burstein with a libretto by Dic Edwards. The opera is notable for dealing with the subject of Islamic suicide bombers, and with the ramifications of both the Middle Eastern conflict and the… …   Wikipedia

  • The Land (fiction) — This article is about the setting for a series of books by Stephen R. Donaldson. For other uses, see The Land (disambiguation) The Land is the primary setting for the series of fantasy books by Stephen R. Donaldson called The Chronicles of Thomas …   Wikipedia

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