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dissenting (especially dissenting with the majority opinion)

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Those personalities who were empowered by Mike Ruddock, perhaps divisively, are back in their box and with Pennell the team's more benign figurehead more players feel able to contribute - on the field and off it.
The land was owned, conquered, sold, reconquered, resold, owned collectively and divisively by one and all and Mantell shook his head and blinked against the light, and wasn't it good that, once and for all, the ownership should be established, the reserves laid aside, the conflict avoided through property plain and simple?
Curley dismisses the Professional Jockeys' Association, the National Trainers' Federation and the Racehorse Owners' Association as being divisively factional and led by those who have no desire to make waves in order that progress be made.
Regulations against unoccasioned main involvements or overtaxing side involvements (especially when either of these represents an auto-involvement) seem to ensure that the individual will not become embroiled divisively in matters that incorporate only himself; regulations against intense mutual-involvement provide the same assurances about the conduct of a subset of those present.
Moreover, those who dismiss black women's claims to a rightful wage must be questioned and challenged: it is they who undermine the future of the race by thinking divisively and hierarchically, not black women.
This development, Peacock argues, has led to a situation in which race has been effectively, and divisively, institutionalized in American government.
Large scale loss of life," for example, can result from legitimate acts of self-defense, or a state's failure to respond effectively to an epidemic, or to warn its coastal population in a timely manner of a tsunami, or to see its public officials govern so badly, divisively, or corruptly that the state "fails" and some type of anarchy results.
The Florida Bar should not patronize, participate in, or pander to the race-based industry that divisively seeks to distinguish and to benefit favored groups based on dubious criteria including skin color.
One hallmark of our collaboration of faculty and staff across disciplines and divisions is that we openly compared our work in curious and synergistic ways, rather than competitively and divisively.
9) How can an issue so divisively and horrendously present in the bone marrow of the church remain so invisible in Hauerwas's work?
Divisively, the term often implies a community of tax-payers who support the welfare dependent; it implies a tension between the contributors to and the takers from the citizenry.
Categories interpret divisively in the light of a certain ontic ideal of human life and are guided by a sense of what life ought to be like and give expression to a certain paradigm.
It is at that point the role of player-manager can come divisively unstuck.
Not only is her less lavish way of life better suited to the times and the needs and aspirations of the world as a whole, but she is also a Catholic and an Irish nationalist who was raised in the British state as presently, and so sadly and so divisively the State of the Brit-ish is constituted.