"Why," thought Prince Andrew, "that's the captain who stood up in the sutler's hut without his boots." He recognized the agreeable, philosophizing
voice with pleasure.
I was somewhat dismayed at my appearance on looking in the glass: the cold wind had swelled and reddened my hands, uncurled and entangled my hair, and dyed my face of a pale purple; add to this my collar was horridly crumpled, my frock splashed with mud, my feet clad in stout new boots, and as the trunks were not brought up, there was no remedy; so having smoothed my hair as well as I could, and repeatedly twitched my obdurate collar, I proceeded to clomp down the two flights of stairs, philosophizing
as I went; and with some difficulty found my way into the room where Mrs.
He found Athos and Aramis philosophizing
. Aramis had some slight inclination to resume the cassock.
We have seen how he passed the night in philosophizing
He drew away his eyes, directing them resolutely along one of the roads leading to the front, and resumed his philosophizing
where he had left off.
Their fashion of philosophizing
, however, is well suited to persons whose abilities fall below mediocrity; for the obscurity of the distinctions and principles of which they make use enables them to speak of all things with as much confidence as if they really knew them, and to defend all that they say on any subject against the most subtle and skillful, without its being possible for any one to convict them of error.
Besides, you stop philosophizing
when you are telling about anything."
Brecht: Critical Readings on Art, Consciousness, Social Theory and Performance
But you will find some philosophizing
with a hammer.
I have my doubts about memoir as a genre of philosophizing
. Also, and for a similar reason, about that of fantasy.
"[Jimi] Hendrix's death was ultimately a result of electrocution," writes Wade Hollingshaus in the second chapter of his recent book, Philosophizing
Rock Performance: Dylan, Hendrix, Bowie (44).
Moving from her native Nara to the semitropical island of Amami-Oshima from which her ancestors hail, Kawase embraces nature worship and pompous philosophizing
in her indulgently mannered style, which, over the course of two hours, overwhelms a small yet potentially moving story of two teenagers dealing with separation within their families.