mindlessness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mindlessness the trait of acting rashly and without prudence
    • n mindlessness total lack of meaning or ideas
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mindlessness The condition of being devoid of mind or intelligence; absence of mind.
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Quotations

  • Lewis Carroll
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    “And thus they give the time, that Nature meant for peaceful sleep and meditative snores, to ceaseless din and mindless merriment and waste of shoes and floors.”

Usage

In literature:

But you have not known what force resides in the mindless things until you have known a desert wind.
"The Land of Little Rain" by Mary Austin
For money power is brutal, mindless.
"The Conflict" by David Graham Phillips
Schmucke heard his companion with such a fixed, mindless stare, that Remonencq said no more.
"Cousin Pons" by Honore de Balzac
How cruel, bloody, mindless!
"To the Last Man" by Zane Grey
He fell from the edge of a cliff, and the sea washed away the body of the mindless brother of Prometheus.
"The Golden Fleece and the Heroes who Lived Before Achilles" by Padraic Colum
She hated it, she knew how utterly cut off it was, how hideous and how sickeningly mindless.
"Women in Love" by D. H. Lawrence
The pure, mindless, exquisite motion and fluidity of the music delighted him with a strange exasperation.
"Aaron's Rod" by D. H. Lawrence
Bethink you, have there not been days, aye and months, in your own life when you would have rejoiced to sleep in mindlessness?
"She and Allan" by H. Rider Haggard
Mute, mindless, or demented nations are dangerous and doomed nations.
"What is Coming?" by H. G. Wells
His hat just rounded his head to a more globular and mindless form.
"A Walk from London to John O'Groat's" by Elihu Burritt
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In poetry:

Only a fool would fail
To praise God in His might
When the tiny mindless birds
Praise Him in their flight.
"God's Praises" by Anonymous Irish
Not mindless of the growing years
Of care and loss and pain,
My eyes are wet with thankful tears
For blessings which remain.
"My Birthday" by John Greenleaf Whittier
To be a passive part of all
That rounds Heaven's universal plan,
Of things that soar, of things that crawl,
Of mindless matter, as of man.
"The Silent Muse" by Alfred Austin
These masters of thee mindless
That wear thee out of mind,
These children of thee kindless
That use thee out of kind,
Whose hands strew gold before thee and contempt behind;
"A Marching Song" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
And to me, though Time's unflinching rigour,
In mindless rote, has ruled from sight
The substance now, one phantom figure
Remains on the slope, as when that night
Saw us alight.
"At Castle Boterel" by Thomas Hardy
I would more natures were like thine,
So innocently wild and free,
Whose sad thoughts, even, leap and shine,
Like sunny wavelets in the sea,
Making us mindless of the brine,
In gazing on the brilliancy.
"Allegra" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

In four years and three months of mindless slaughter and stalemate, over eight million soldiers died.
Put an End to Mindless Snacking.
D.) is the John S Dyson Professor of Applied Economics at Cornell University and the author of Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think.
In its zeal to convert every successful movie into a franchise, the studio often crosses the line between giving audiences what they want and mindless overkill.
Down Comes Mindless Anti-Tax Ideology.
Mindless Behavior Skate Party.
Ray of Mindless Behavior apologized for a shot he fired at Lauryn Hill during Sunday's 2012 BET Awards.
'The Mindless Menace of Violence'.
As I mindlessly fed myself sea salt and vinegar potato chips yesterday, soaked from a 15-year old vs 44-year old swimming race to the dock, I read this article about women's obsession with losing their baby fat.
Masterful propaganda about Gitmo's "Tipton Three"—and mindless pleasure courtesy of Keanu and Sandra.
"Mindless negativity " on hunger, malnutrition, and child marriage.
And once again , New Orleans has to pay the price for his mindlessness.
The headaches and mindless policies can drive you crazy.
Mindless 'Reunion,' poetic 'Flynn' now out on DVD.
It's as powerful a case as I've seen about the damage that mindless budget cutting will do to our nation's defense.
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In science:

Page, “Mindless Sensationalism: A Quantum Framework for Consciousness,” to be published in Consciousness: New Philosophical Essays, eds. Q.
Quantum Mechanics as a Simple Generalization of Classical Mechanics
Suppose there are two players - A and B going to play the following mindless card game.
Random patterns generated by random permutations of natural numbers
However, if one mindlessly applies (2), one gets a diverging integral and the use of CFT for evaluation of integral (103) appears to be problematic.
A few remarks on Colour-Flavour Transformations,truncations of random unitary matrices, Berezin reproducing kernels and Selberg type integrals
The appearance of well cited papers relatively late in the development of a field is an encouraging sign that true citation patterns don’t just mindlessly follow the preferential attachment rule.
The first-mover advantage in scientific publication
Mindless Sensationalism: A Quantum Framework for Consciousness. 2002.
The Many Computations Interpretation (MCI) of Quantum Mechanics
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