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Word: unnatural (lookup in dictionary) (lookup stats)
Dates: during 1970-1979
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...from the level of human interaction to human transaction, there are no longer any villains in the world seen by Henry Miller. Materialism--as opposed to physicality--doesn't count. Oh, it's there all right. But Miller has a hard-nosed talent for surviving without giving in to unnatural conventions--above all, to society's surrogate for the basic biological needs, money. There is after all one philosophy which Miller has honed to ingenious and good-humored perfection: the art of borrowing and lending "as with Yoga exercises, that is to say, wholeheartedly, without squeamishness or reservations...

Author: NO WRITER ATTRIBUTED | Title: Truthfully, at any rate | 12/8/1976 | See Source »

Miss Kite's unnatural obsession with the clinical mechanics of sex [Oct. 25] leaves me with nothing more than a grimy feeling and a slightly squeamish stomach...

Author: /time Magazine | Title: Forum, Nov. 15, 1976 | 11/15/1976 | See Source »

...programs of later commentary. These were pretty lame, epitomized by Eric Sevareid, furrowed brows and all, concluding glumly that it was all old stuff. In the final debate, Bill Moyers got it better: both sides, he suggested, punted a lot. On public television, Sander Vanocur called the debates "an unnatural act between two consenting candidates in public." The effort to maintain neutrality on the air apparently permitted a jaded response to the whole event, but not a comparative judgment of the two candidates' performances. Having been told they had been watching a contest, people naturally wanted to hear...

Author: /time Magazine | Title: NEWSWATCH by Thomas Griffith: When Both Sides Punted a Lot | 11/8/1976 | See Source »

...enough," complains a senior adviser. "He's too nice a human being, and some people around here take advantage of him." Moreover. Ford, accustomed to the informality of Congress, never had to administer a large staff before. He is uncomfortable with bureaucracy and finds military-style staff operations unnatural...

Author: /time Magazine | Title: The Nation: TEAM PLAYER MAKES GOOD | 10/4/1976 | See Source »

...them he dozed off. He awoke with a start, looked at them from a new direction, and then the inspiration came: what he (and generations of surgeons before him) had failed to notice was that one aspect of the abnormality was that normal features were present but at an unnatural angle. What he had to do, Millard reasoned, was to move the misplaced features down, put them in proper alignment, then fill the remaining triangular gap with tissue shifted from the opposite side of the cleft...

Author: /time Magazine | Title: Medicine: Cleft-Lip Craft | 8/23/1976 | See Source »

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