spoonfeeding


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feeding someone (as a baby) from a spoon

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teaching in an overly simplified way that discourages independent thought

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Shifting from a sequential swallowing pattern to a single bolus swallow in spoonfeeding can be practiced using the spoon.
Then in Part II, "Hood River," she laments to her lover while traveling west with him: "How I wanted / west on 90, the sky spoonfeeding the Bozeman peaks, to look at you long enough that whatever veil / stops the moment from feeling real / suddenly lifts .
Of these, the primacy of institutional values, curriculum as the province of the professional, and spoonfeeding were found to be inhibiting dimensions for participation.
Spoonfeeding `Spoonfeeding' was a term used by teachers to describe the teacher practice of giving unmotivated or under-performing students structured, unchallenging classwork, characterised by students having simply to copy or learn `right' answers.
In the new war atmosphere, Americans are losing freedom of speech, with the military spoonfeeding them with what they ought to get from the war on terrorism.
After her mother saves her from starvation by spoonfeeding her soup made from their pet cat, Tania decides she must trek to the corn-growing region to get food before they all die.
TerraBiotics will produce the high quality fertilizer products our customers have come to rely on for spoonfeeding their turf," Hoffman said.
RS: I would say that indirect statements give readers the chance to exercise their own creativity and to avoid the feeling that the writer is spoonfeeding them certain ways of thinking and seeing.
It offers a fat-free, nourishing diet of literary Persian, nicely balanced between spoonfeeding and self-service, with a generous selection of side dishes.
With more Americans joining up as players in policy, the press could gain a budding ally against official spoonfeeding of information and secretiveness.
These messages do not come solely from the spoonfeeding at lunch and breakfast meetings.
Expectation, West of Ireland, which shows a barefoot young woman spoonfeeding her son was sold at James Adam's Important Irish Art Sale in Dublin in association with Bonhams.
Needless to say I was spoonfeeding the baby when it romped in
Among their concerns was a claim that Jennifer was spoonfeeding the girls even though they were more than capable of feeding themselves.
So Timberlake tried to take Britney's mind off the tour by spoonfeeding her with mouthfuls of his pancakes.