good, bad, or indifferent

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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Good, bad, or indifferent, it's news to me that air pollution might be killing people--but I'm going to dig into it more." Tim Crump, a veteran manager at Bowen, reports that "we don't get complaints about pollution at the plant--none I'm aware of."
I want to suggest that the connection in this text on Good Shepherd Sunday, particularly for the clergy, is not that we are the shepherds, good, bad, or indifferent, but that we are among the sheep.
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In both works, Sextus takes the central question to be whether any things are good, bad, or indifferent by nature.
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