It is not the least among the strange things bred by the intense artificialness
of sea-usages, that while in the open air of the deck some officers will, upon provocation, bear themselves boldly and defyingly enough towards their commander; yet, ten to one, let those very officers the next moment go down to their customary dinner in that same commander's cabin, and straightway their inoffensive, not to say deprecatory and humble air towards him, as he sits at the head of the table; this is marvellous, sometimes most comical.
Several also would have shocked a delicate instinct by an appearance of artificialness
indicating that there had been such commixture, and, as it were, adultery, of various vegetable species, that the production was no longer of God's making, but the monstrous offspring of man's depraved fancy, glowing with only an evil mockery of beauty.
Meta-rational irony uses fictional performativity to expose the artificialness of civilized history.
According to Roger Bartra, Cardenio is "the most complex of all the Renaissance wild men," his complexity largely resting on the layered refractions of ironic artificialness.
It seems like a cultural fear of the artificialness
of diet soda.
Regardless of the artificialness
of the eye, it is a cosmetic solution and gives the patient self-confidence in society.
inequalities in power, and in the artificialness
of the inquiry.
is that of making the innate naturalness of the vernacular and the artificialness
of the grammatical language coexist in a tangible manner.
It reveals so much about the performer and yet it, like the performer, is ephemeral (the artificialness
of recordings and photographs notwithstanding).
The whole premise of how people pride themselves in being VIPs is definitely something fun to play with Co the artificialness
of this world: glossy on the surface, but potentially dark if you look underneath.