unflesh


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unflesh

(ʌnˈflɛʃ)
vb (tr)
to remove flesh from
References in classic literature ?
I have thirteen arrows yet, and if one of them fly unfleshed, then, by the twang of string!
His dream transforms him into something that is "neither flesh nor unflesh" by accessing a part of him "which suffered neither insects nor temperature and which galloped unflagging on the destinationless pony, up a piled silver hill of cumulae where no hoof echoed nor left print, toward the blue precipice never gained" (895).
(5) By this account, the X-ray gaze of the paranoid impulse in camp sees through to an unfleshed skeleton of the culture; the paranoid aesthetic, correspondingly, is one of minimalist elegance and conceptual economy.
In the novel, Evelyn/Eve states that "this unfleshed other whom I was had not the slightest idea how to utilise the gadgetry of her new appearance" (The Passion of New Eve 79).
Pope Innocent III is described as a charming man with dynamic vision, who also "had a loftier conception of the powers of his office than any pope since Gregory VII." But for the most part popes and kings come onto and off the pages unfleshed by physical descriptions or colorful profiles.
Wolfe emphasizes the stress on their relationship: "For from the first, deeper than love, deeper than hate, as deep as the unfleshed bones of life, an obscure and final warfare was being waged between them" (17).
Then I came to the Features section, where I read about ignoring the subtlety of Trinitarian doctrine, about Jesus' being truly divine, but not wholly divine, about unfleshed and enfleshed, incarnate and discarnate.
In the end, the Feller sisters are women defined by primary traits and remain unfleshed out by scripted subtleties and actorly grace notes.
Clarke doesn't know what to make of this material, but he can't let it go; the last half of the biography is a strangely unfleshed chronicle of tantrums, written with none of the empathic warmth of Clarke's earlier biography of Truman Capote, another drug-addled prodigy whose public deterioration became his scariest creation.
The "machinery of heaven" is the will, unfeathered and unfleshed in its noumenal status.
They are concerned primarily with unfleshed ideas and emotions."(23) O'Connor knows that to reach the significant, one must take hold of something material.
Because he does not know them except as blocked images or, let us say, unfleshed roles.