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a science fiction novel written by Ursula K. Le Guin, published in 1974. It follows the story of two planets, Anarres and Urras. Centuries prior to the book's plot, residents of Urras did not like the Earth-esque civilization there and left to form their own anarchistic society on Anarres. The two planets have had minimal contact since. Shevek, a brilliant physicist, travels from Anarres to Urras to try and break down these walls of communication that have been up for hundreds of years.
I read The Dispossessed in my English class last year, to show an example of how drastically different societies interact with each other.
by casualdehyde February 12, 2014
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Lying flat refers to a defeatist lifestyle in Chin, where people stop working, desiring material acquisition, and tap out of any social life ā€“ sometimes for good. By lying flat, young people are participating in a kind of non-cooperation movement, rather than surrendering themselves to China's oppressive work culture where they see little hope of social mobility.
Iā€™m not going to try to get a better job so I can afford to start a family, Iā€™m just lying flat.
by Freeo11 June 04, 2021
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People you would think have nothing left. What somebody has doesn't have to be expensive or valuable financially to be held sacred by a person or group you're trying to take something from, even if most things taken tend to be out of financial interest rather than for any other reason. It is the belief of some that if you take that which someone or a group of people holds most dear, you've taken everything, you've taken what they're made of. It's like walking up behind someone and stabbing them in the heart, or between the ribs.
He/she would live off the land of the dispossessed, make what was theirs his/hers, try to make their lives his/hers, might even try to become him/her/them. The desperate ones who tried to dispossess the others had always been imitating somebody else, they knew how to imitate for a living, they were good at it.
by Solid Mantis April 14, 2020
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