Here typically we assume the number for those latent variables is small (low rankness
As the references to foreheads, blisters, rankness
, corruption, and spots suggest, the history of leprosy haunts Hamlet's encounter with his mother.
In Hamlet, the locus of crisis is Claudius: he is the embodiment of rankness
in the state of Denmark; yet, the "self-surgery" is carried out by Hamlet since he is the protagonist, who identifies the problem first, (50) hence he reflects the crisis the community faces.
Its character is like the subtext hidden beneath Hamlet's exclamation of Denmark as "an unweeded garden that grows to seed; things rank and gross in nature possess it merely." Perhaps in this very rankness
lie the roots that fed writers like Dostoevsky, Artaud, and Kafka.
luxuria excess, rankness
) of those recipes and feasts that mix vignettes from real life with mock-heroic comedy and poetic flights of fancy.
Tebaldus recounted how some of Ubaldus's youthful friends taunted him, saying that his relatives were enjoying his inheritance while he had nothing and urging him, "Take a wife becoming of your nobility and manfully (viriliter) reclaim your inheritance!" Ubaldus, called here for the first time in the life vir Dei, responds: "Far be it from me to give up my virginity, already consecrated to the Lord, and pollute the cleanliness of my integrity with female rankness
!" In the face of this temptation and tormented by the deplorable state of the clergy around him, God gives Ubaldus great manly courage (virtutam multam) and His strength (opem suam).
As there is something of the 'Old Adam' in all but the holiest men and in them enough to make them understand it in others so there is an old Adam of barbarism, boyishness, wildness, rawness, rankness
, the disreputable, the unrefined in the refined and educated.
Psoriasis brought with it 'an intimate rankness
that told me who I was' (p.
It is no accident that his opening description of Talbot County, Maryland, in My Bondage and My Freedom elaborates on a spare account of his origins in the 1845 Narrative until his language begins to haunt the reader with its resemblance to Hamlet's evocation of rankness
and spiritual decay, the "weary, stale, fiat and unprofitable" world of Denmark under the degrading "uses" of his uncle's rule.
The assumption grew - it is expressed in the novels of Zola - that rankness
was the sign of the great unwashed; smell became associated with defective individuals and so-called inferior races.