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marked by unnaturalness, pretension, and often a slavish love of fads

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not produced by natural forces

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Most of the studies focused on the parasitoid quality by assessing biological traits of in vitro-reared insects compared with those reared in factitious and/or natural hosts and examining just a single generation (Grenier et al.
Certainly the issue is not addressed in the Doha (Qatar) Document for Peace in Darfur, an agreement signed by one small, factitious rebel group and the Khartoum regime.
The weak aspects are the factitious quarrel scenes between Nurettin and his mom in the first half of the play and the decor.
An interfering substance producing factitious hyperphosphatemia, or "pseudohyperphosphatemia," was suspected owing to the profoundly high inorganic phosphate concentrations in a relatively asymptomatic patient with calcium concentrations within the reference interval.
Munchausen by Proxy and Factitious Disorder Imposed on Another Why do you need to know about Munchausen by Proxy?
Finance ministry sources said Switzerland being member of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) introduced Asset Illicit of Return Act to share intelligence with member countries of OECD in respect of money stashed in factitious and nameless accounts at Switzerland.
Similarly, 1,060,709 votes of the Abdullah-headed Reform and Unanimity team have been reassessed and 31,857 declared factitious.
Because malingering is a diagnosis of exclusion, it must first entail differential diagnosis with somatoform and factitious disorders.
Catherine Morgan, defense barrister, said the girl's mother has suffered from an extremely rare mental disorder known as factitious disorder by proxy.
Riek Machar's expedient decision in 1997 to make a factitious "peace" with Khartoum (the so-called "Khartoum Peace Agreement") led subsequently to some of the most violent fighting of the war, concentrated in Riek's Nuer homeland of Unity State (then Western Upper Nile).
Mullah has been hanged on the factitious evidence of a veil observing girl who earlier failed able to recognize the accused.
All that is said in Saudi Arabia about respecting law and religion rules are factitious so that they can lie and pretend that the regime obeys Islamic rules.
Thinking of his daughter "takes him back to the horrible feeling that the three of them had lived together an existence deformed by something that could not be explained and that floated above them, never becoming clear nor disappearing and which had made their life factitious.
She is a highly regarded trial advocate in the most serious and complex cases involving child death, sexual abuse, serious physical injury and factitious illness.
Diagnoses included disorders primarily diagnosed in children, cognitive disorders, mental disorders due to a general medical condition, substance-related disorders, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, somatoform disorders, factitious disorders, sexual/ gender identity disorders, eating disorders, sleep disorders, impulse-control disorders, adjustment disorders, and personality disorders.