The mistress of the house, meanwhile, as is usual with persons of her stiff and unmalleable
cast, stood mostly aside; willing to lend her aid, yet conscious that her natural inaptitude would be likely to impede the business in hand.
What I saw in him -- as evidently as the indestructible ramparts of Old Ticonderoga, already cited as the most appropriate simile -- was the features of stubborn and ponderous endurance, which might well have amounted to obstinacy in his earlier days; of integrity, that, like most of his other endowments, lay in a somewhat heavy mass, and was just as unmalleable
or unmanageable as a ton of iron ore; and of benevolence which, fiercely as he led the bayonets on at Chippewa or Fort Erie, I take to be of quite as genuine a stamp as what actuates any or all the polemical philanthropists of the age.
There can be only one worthy performance of self, the one in which we see the true, unitary, given, and unmalleable
self in perfect alignment with outward appearances.
He also cautions, however, that "the course of an insurgency, an internal conflict, or a civil war may be determined by unmalleable
internal dynamics more than the actions of an outside power such as the United States."
By doing a close reading of Middle Passage in connection to Herman Melville's "Benito Cereno," Valkeakari offers robust counters to the notion of blackness as static and unmalleable
The purpose of a Critical and Creative approach to literacy is not to place the burden of our responsibility on students, but rather to liberate them from the feeling of being trapped by unmalleable
, self-defeating circumstances.
(146) Property rights are "at their best" when they are predictable, unmalleable
, and allow for concerned parties to deal directly with the owner of the right.
Research by Little and Wyver  showed that parents tend to view physical risk-taking more positively in boys than girls and viewed it as being an unmalleable
part of being a boy (see also ).