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blase (blah-ZAY) adjective

Indifferent, bored, uninterested, unimpressed, or apathetic, from an excess of pleasure and enjoyment.

[From French, past participle of blaser, to cloy, perhaps from Dutch blasen to blow.]

"It was a new and exciting experience for me to be with that audience at the biggest show of the season. Adolph was blase about it. As soon as the lights dimmed and the orchestra struck up the overture, Adolph turned to me and said, `Akio, goodnight.'"

This week's theme: words from "Made in Japan", by Sony co-founder Akio Morita.

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My soul is a broken field, plowed by pain. -Sara Teasdale, poet (1884-1933)

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