We care not how trifling a character may be--let it be the mere inflection
of the angle of the jaw, the manner in which an insect's wing is folded, whether the skin be covered by hair or feathers--if it prevail throughout many and different species, especially those having very different habits of life, it assumes high value; for we can account for its presence in so many forms with such different habits, only by its inheritance from a common parent.
I hope you like it?" There was a rising inflection
in her voice.
She could not go on, although Rebecca, with the smallest inflection
of sarcasm in her voice, besought her to continue that charming story.
He will express a phrase in a word, and he will qualify the meaning of an entire sentence by a syllable; he will even convey different significations by the simplest inflections
of the voice.
It cost me so much trouble, however, to dig the sense out of the grammar and lexicon, as I went on with the authors I was impatient to read, that I remember the words very well in all their forms and inflections
, and I have still what I think I may call a fair German vocabulary.
The dark eye of the old warrior was dancing in his head with a wild animation, and the sluggish repose in which his aged frame had been resting in the canoe was now changed to all the rapid inflections
of practiced agility.
His voice sank into the tenderest inflections
, his smile expressed a thoughtful, fatherly admiration, whenever he spoke to Laura or to me.
There was no change of attitude, no gesture; the effect of her speech was produced entirely by the inflections
of her voice, and when she came to the question, "Will God take care of us when we die?" she uttered it in such a tone of plaintive appeal that the tears came into some of the hardest eyes.
Apart from the establishment of a relation between inflected agreeing verb and overt subject, the acquisition of inflection
has a second effect, namely that inflected [+AGR] verbs will be distinguished from noninflected [-AGR] infinitives.
First, the history of weak and strong verbal inflection
needs to be taught systematically as a historical phenomenon of constant change and development.
For instance, there needs to be more preparation for linear music, part thinking, the subtle inflection
of two-note slurs (I was able to find only one piece in the book that had a few threenote slurs.), memorization, stylistic awareness and guidance to inspire the student beyond the black-and-white colors of the printed score.
2), Jones describes the importance of capturing voice, inflection
, humor, and humanity in her representations.
Andy Grove uses the term "inflection
point" to speak about major shifts in the tech world.
John Spiers, CTO of LeftHand Networks, elaborates: "Current network storage strives to provide an always bigger, better and faster box but doesn't inherently address fundamental issues of manageability, including scalability, availability, replication and storage clustering." Jim Pownell, CTO of Inflection
Systems, agrees: "Data storage customers continue to encounter a lot of pain managing data, particularly over the long term."
Piper Jaffray analyst William Quirk believes UnitedHealth's (UNH) positive coverage decision for Myriad Genetics' (MYGN) GeneSight is a possible inflection
point for the product.