ongoingness


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ongoingness

(ˈɒnˌɡəʊɪŋnəs)
n
the quality or characteristic of being ongoing and continuing
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Figure 2) We understand why we are overwhelmed by extreme and exhausting threats and actualized violence, as they menace the endurance of the world and of confidence in ongoingness.
These white spaces between blocks of text function like the boxes of the encyclopedic plate; Sterne suspends the ongoingness of mimetic time, dilating figures like Yorick and his horses to proper intelligibility, and introducing the rules of their engagement with his narrative, before asking the reader to proceed.
It's a phrase you could adapt to Cedric Diggory's death, and while "Career of Evil" works superbly as a pure murder mystery, in Robin's development Rowling finds a larger theme, too - the terrible ongoingness and untidiness of life, the ways in which catching a criminal doesn't necessarily finish a crime, only a book.
In Essay Stanzas, the length of the poems allows Meyer to layer these modes--elegy, myth, aphorism, objective description--and quietly shape a sense of ongoingness.
Readers of Ongoingness will experience its gestalt: The whole is definitely greater than the sum of its parts, and what that whole is will vary from reader to reader.
One way to move further in this critical direction is to give serious attention to literary instances of negative emotions that are "defined by a flatness or ongoingness," as Ngai has described them (7).
Another area of discontinuity is the ongoingness of patriarchal assumptions about God and the world.
But Schneider urges us to consider what readings might be opened up if we were to approach these photos as "still" images, a term that references an object's ongoingness.
Sometimes we have returned to our personal pain, but never without an awareness of the ongoingness of the world.
Carefully distinguishing between 'thick-breathing air' under water and 'subtle air' of 'beings like us'," Fasel writes, Whitman "shows the importance of environment and provides, in the absence of visual evidence, the basis for the final analogy of ongoingness of life on other planets.
In A History of Modern Poetry, David Perkins describes Clampitt as "not a poet of penetrating single insights, but of lavish ongoingness," a characterization substantiated by the duplicitous turns executed in "A Hermit Thrush.
Second, by itemizing the time-filling actions of the men in the crowd--"[l]aughing, joking, swearing, smoking, spitting, and talking"--it draws attention to the ongoingness that underlies all appearances of finality, the fluid, uncertain temporality of the present participle.