fractiousness


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the trait of being prone to disobedience and lack of discipline

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It seems likely that the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood will be an important player in post-Assad Syria, but it is not clear whether its organizational strength will make it a leading force, given Syria's fractiousness.
Turn east into Wreckistan: Afghanistan, which in 2001 I thought a candidate for a 'responsibility to protect' intervention, is being abandoned to either Islamic extremist oppression or failed statehood; Pakistan, complicit in Taliban atrocities and host to bin Laden, has its own religious and cultural fractiousness and a stuttering economy; spring has not yet sprung in the Central Asian stans.
He represents a courtier's lifestyle, sharply different from the warriors of the epic opening, even as his betrayal of the pentangle's ethical code and his willful alienation from his aunt's hostile community at Hautdesert (Tolkien, Gordon, & Davis 1967, 2471) reveal the ongoing British legacy of 'Trojan fractiousness and treason.
The fractiousness detailed above was one symptom of that inadequacy.
With the satraps adding to the already long list of leadership hopefuls in the central BJP, you can be sure that the fractiousness on display at the national executive will only intensify in the coming months.
a new framework, which dealt with some of the immense fractiousness that could grow from new imbalances and inequalities while avoiding the shattering divisiveness and the consequent breakdown of order in the late Mao era.
As a phenomenon of the highest importance to education, practice, and policy, in social work and social justice, how, if at all, can we provide a pedagogical approach to racism that overcomes the fractiousness that is endemic to the current discourse?
Given this fractiousness, Foster observes, it is less accurate to describe the result in Morse as "5-4" (Roberts, Scalia-Thomas-Alito, and Kennedy--Breyer--Stevens, Ginsburg, and Souter) than as "2-1-2/1-3" (Roberts and Scalia--Thomas--Alito and Kennedy/Breyer-Stevens, Ginsburg, and Souter) (p.
The session's remarkable productivity was the result of bipartisanship, which prevailed despite occasional outbursts of fractiousness, which were to be expected in a session with so much on the agenda that needed to be accomplished in such a short time frame.
The result has been a fractiousness that continues to keep the National Capital Region a geographical rather than a living entity.
At some point, however, fractiousness simply reflects the self-assertion of the individual members of the Court.
The highly polarized nature of political debate in modern America may indicate the wisdom of a consensual and inclusive approach to the sesquicentennial, but that very fractiousness will make the avoidance of controversy virtually impossible.
Differing religious convictions, rather than personal fractiousness or domination, emerge as the basic rationale for the rift between these two women, and this suggests the same was true for their churches.