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good, bad, or indifferent

However something or someone may be, take it/him/her as they come. The phrase appears in Laurence Sterne’s Tristram Shandy (1760–67) and is spelled out in Joel Barlow’s poem, “Hasty-Pudding” (1792): “E’en Hasty Pudding, purest of all food, May still be bad, indifferent, or good.”
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Highcamp remained, as usual, unmoved, with her indifferent stare and uplifted eyebrows.
"'Tis because you are an indifferent person," said Lucy, with some pique, and laying a particular stress on those words, "that your judgment might justly have such weight with me.
THE presidency has said President Muhammadu Buhari is not indifferent to the killing of policemen by soldiers in Taraba State.
Henry's legacy must be understood as a challenge - to defend ourselves, not to be indifferent and to change society.Around 100 people gathered at SNP Square in Bratislava on May 23 to remember the death of Henry Acorda, a Filipino expat who died in Bratislava last year, succumbing to injuries sustained during an aggressive attack.
Addressing a conference on education organised by the Young Soomra Association here late on Sunday evening, he said it was a matter of grave concern that people of this mineral-rich district (Badin) were forced to seek charity for their survival in the wake of water crisis which, according to him, prevailed due to the government's incompetence and indifferent attitude.
The survey said: "Only 12% of these feel positive about the Budget, 52% were indifferent and 28% feel negative about it.
Meanwhile, 19 percent of Filipinos are 'indifferent,' saying, 'it does not matter whether we have a democratic or a non-democratic regime.'
only two from the and we've responded indifferent "We were disappointed to lose against Braintree last weekend and could be better than where we are in mid-table.
Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) convener Hardik Patel was yesterday admitted to the Sola Civil hospital, Ahmedabad, on the 14th day of his indefinite fast after he complained of difficulty in breathing Patel later tweeted that the BJP government remained indifferent to the demands of the farmers and Patidars.
Have we all, including the Health Board, become indifferent to the appalling suffering of many patients in North Wales?
Although they are a response to rules set by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to enforce reciprocity in trade with the European Union, the African continent has been indifferent over them.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said that he is indifferent to the decision to include him in the "Kremlin List" made public by the US Department of Treasury.
Summary: Gudjohnsen says start to Blues' title defence has been indifferent
STEPHEN GALLACHER is looking to end an indifferent 12 months in this week's Omega Dubai Desert Classic.
Skin burns at the site of an indifferent electrode patch have been a rare, serious, and likely an underreported complication of RFA [4, 5].