bovinity

bovinity

(bəʊˈvɪnɪtɪ)
n
(Animals) the state of being bovine

bovinity

the state or quality of being like a cow or ox, especially in the sense of being dull, stolid, and slow-witted. — bovine, adj.
See also: Idiocy
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It is a simple announcement, a declaration of cow-ness (bovinity?) that both irritates and amuses.
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(27) Joel Relihan defines the genre as 'a satire in the sense of a mixture of opposites, of things that do not belong together'; it is 'so fashioned of warring components as to make it a literary anomaly'--a sublime bovinity or bovine sublimity; finally, it is 'a fantastic tale that calls into question the intelligence and perception of its author/narrator' (1993, 20), (28) which is a particular apposite concept to explain Emma's habit of uncritical reading.
of bovinity, indeed asininity, the Bovouard-Partre pair recalling
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Finally, Yonville is a constantly unwelcome reminder of the baseness Emma had hoped to leave behind when leaving Tostes, for the location's 'bovinity' is etched into the landscape, as it were, as the narrator draws on a pernicious if picturesque simile to describe a place dedicated mainly to pasture: 'On l'apercoit de loin, tout couche en long sur la rive, comme un gardeur de vaches qui fait la sieste au bord de l'eau' (p.
One does not count "bovinity" a third, in addition to (the bull) with half-grown horns, and with no horns.(131) Thus the figure of forty-nine, (for the) emotions, remains intact.
The details of Charles's eating habits, for example, become both a sign of his bovinity, to Emma and the reader, and a sign of Emma's discontent, to the reader.