Du (2011) treated this as the symptom of cultural cringe
. The defeats from the Opium War, Sino-French war and other wars in the 19th century made Chinese people realize the huge gap between Western countries and China in technology, economy and political development.
And partly because I agree with his theory, though I don't think "cultural cringe
" is some deadly malady like, say, poison oak.
But Caliban does not cringe
. He strikes out at Prospero.
"The Democratic defense of abortion makes me cringe
," Blustain wrote.
It's hard not to cringe
watching three-year-old Dzoel-kifl break the window of an abandoned trailer with an axe, but it's just as difficult not to share in his joyful surprise as he yells, "I did it!" The one adult with a minor role is annoying: Cooking over a fire, he warns the children (in English), "Be careful!"--an order that they ask Conijn to translate into Dutch.
Say the words "down time" to any mining contractor, and one is guaranteed to see him cringe
. Down time is one of the most costly situations on any job site, but it can largely be avoided by implementing a policy of preventative maintenance, such as fluid level checks and pressure checks.
What it puts him in the mood for sometimes makes me cringe
. He's started wanting me to re-enact famous movie sex scenes - including that food scene from 9 1/2 Weeks.
How many of us cringe
when we hear about "cancer patients" or "AIDS patients" instead of "patients with cancer" or "people living with AIDS," as if one's disease defined a human being?
at the thought of so much golf and paycheck temptation.
Supertasters often cringe
at intense vegetable flavors, and the supertasting seniors eat fewer vegetables than do their counterparts with normal taste sensitivity.
Most park rangers cringe
at the thought of construction equipment in their forests.
And families were the source of the second biggest cringe
too, according to 16 to 24-year-olds, with 37 per cent saying they have an embarrassing relative.
DUBLIN--Women and men who cringe
at the annual New Testament reading from Colossians that admonishes wives to "be submissive to your husbands" now have allies in bishops from Ireland and the United States.
I know such language makes some people cringe
, but I feel no embarrassment whatsoever.
Parents and health care practitioners alike cringe
at the mere thought of exposing children to agents associated with cancer.