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363. Indifference

  1. Antoinette, Marie (17551793) queen of France to whom is attributed this statement on the solution to bread famine: Let them eat cake. [Fr. Hist.: NCE, 1696]
  2. Bastienne unsuccessful ploy to win back Bastien. [Ger. Opera: Mozart, Bastien and Bastienne, Westerman, 83]
  3. Defarge, Madame feigned indifference; knitted while executions were taking place. [Br. Lit.: A Tale of Two Cities ]
  4. Laodicean inhabitant of ancient Greek city, Laodicea; people noted for indifferent attitude toward religion. [Gk. Hist.: NCE, 1529]
  5. Nero (3768) Roman Emperor who is reported to have fiddled while Rome burned. [Rom. Hist.: Misc.]
  6. New York City often thought of as a metropolis of cold, uncaring people. [Pop. Culture: Misc.]
  7. Oblomov passed life in torpor; symbolically, died sleeping. [Russ. Lit.: Oblomov ]
  8. senvy indicates apathy and noncaring. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 177]