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an interest followed with exaggerated zeal

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Apparent in the data are basic patterns: compact pickups first driven by new-product aura, lower prices, high fuel costs, youth and faddism, peaked in 1987 and then, quickly buffeted by the obverse of those factors declined quite rapidly.
The European nations are still fundamentally nativist, despite their aspirant Union, while America is fundamentally integrationist, despite its checkered history and its multiculturalist faddism.
Third, the faddism in academe often means that we flit from hot topic to hot topic in the process often moving on from Intractable process problems that are central to the lives of practitioners.
The minor avalanche of titles published over the last couple of years seeking to come to grips with some aspect of the `Third Way' is an interesting publishing phenomenon, and a significant symptom of an idea whose time has seemingly arrived (as well as of faddism in academic and publishing concerns).
Kwashiorkor in the United States is usually the result of nutritional ignorance, social chaos, food faddism, avoidance of food allergens, or a combination of these factors, said Dr.
The entire New York fashion industry is based on encouraging faddism in which whatever was "in" last year is "out" this year.
We condemned this faddism in general,(27) and then in many particulars.
straining after the weird in art, a sort of faddism, but it is saved by a decorative quality, when seen from a distance.
If the growth and effectiveness of these programs has been hampered, it has not been the result of left-wing faddism but rather because opponents of "big government" have succeeded in cutting public-health funding, both in the United States and abroad.
The satire here may not run deep, but it is layered; different ands will get different mileage from jokes at the expense of '70s CB faddism, cheesy '80s TV shows ("Knight Rider," " A-Team," etc.
Once a person has chosen economics, there is still some faddism.
Not New Age faddism but recognition that a humane society requires medical artists aware of the subtle interconnection of body and spirit.
If this dual unity "is not in the heart, in the guts, and in our belief structure, then it is mere faddism and cannot be sustained," he said.
The trouble is that "social responsibility" can be interpreted so broadly that it fails to provide any firm basis for a system that could stand up against the temptations of opportunism, expediency, and faddism.
Although Cross misses an opportunity to explore the multifaceted dimensions of children's toy culture by rendering children passive historical actors, he wisely implicates parents for the excessive materialism and faddism that typifies today's toy market.