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the thread or current of thought uniting or occurring in all the elements of a text or discourse

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an inclination to do something

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a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect

a general direction in which something tends to move

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If it could be shown that our domestic varieties manifested a strong tendency to reversion,--that is, to lose their acquired characters, whilst kept under unchanged conditions, and whilst kept in a considerable body, so that free intercrossing might check, by blending together, any slight deviations of structure, in such case, I grant that we could deduce nothing from domestic varieties in regard to species.
It has often been assumed that man has chosen for domestication animals and plants having an extraordinary inherent tendency to vary, and likewise to withstand diverse climates.
The high figure of the salary made him reflect that on that side Stepan Arkadyevitch's proposed position ran counter to the main tendency of his own projects of reform, which always leaned towards economy.
That has generally been observed in men of great administrative capacity, I believe,--a tendency to predominance of the reflective powers in me
observed a tendency to predominance," she said, smiling; and Philip at that moment devoutly hoped that she found the tendency disagreeable.
The darker bands do a similar exercise with the central tendency of the projections, which simply excludes the three highest and three lowest projections for each variable in each year.
The central tendency of their forecasts for the unemployment rate at the
Museum Director James Snyder was reported in The New York Times last week as having sought to avoid the tendency in Jerusalem, the historic capital of Israel for which the Jews have prayed for 2,000 years, to see the world purely through Jewish history and culture.
Point #5: Yes: The tendency to appropriate the other for my religious identity can wax hegemonic.
Taken together, these small-scale studies, which yield positive results more easily than large-scale investigations do, show a small but significant tendency for pre-designated 1s or 0s to appear.
And this historical process of painting's irreversible tendency toward textuality, a process that leads from Twombly to Robert Ryman, and from Ryman to Lawrence Weiner, disappears in such arguments about the mimetic motivation of Twombly's "walls.
Vamac ethylene acrylic elastomers (AEM) have an inherent tendency to adhere to metals.
This should be done frequently when it is young to offset its tendency to lean in one direction.
First, his tendency to portray as essential elements of our faith certain church policies and teachings about which faithful Catholics can reasonably disagree.
I WAS most interested in the article featuring Derek Hatton and the Militant Tendency (Mar 10), as I was a member (Conservative) of the council from 1979 to 1984, during which I witnessed the rise of the Militant Tendency.