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determined by the severe constraints specific to the structure of the enterprise, the performances required for promotion, the meagreness of the fragmented knowledge of the great majority of managerial staff and the commodity character that it assumes under capitalism ...
In response, as it were, to the husband's growing leanness and meagreness, the wife exudes the nurturing appeal of a "portly" female--a "well conditioned woman" (295,296).
Considering the meagreness of what is being offered, it isn't surprising that no one looks engaged with their surroundings.
Moreover, the decision by ministers to allow landlords to pass the increased heating costs onto their tenants may mean--given the cost of renovation, the meagreness of renovation grants, and record demand for rental accommodation in areas like Zurich and Geneva--there is little incentive for property owners to invest in expensive energy-efficiency measures or new heating systems.
For James, it is the works' "very modesty and meagreness, their secrecy even, and within that their paradoxical expansiveness and energy" that make them interesting today.
The meagreness of the allocations reflected the low priority the Soviet state gave to roads compared to railroads.
"But just suppose--" he said again and now he heard for the third time almost exactly what he had heard twice in twelve hours, and he marvelled again at the paucity, the really almost standardised meagreness not of individual vocabularies but of Vocabulary itself, by means of which even man can live in vast droves and herds even in concrete warrens in comparative amity: even his uncle too....
In a gross person, laden with superfluous flesh, and sleeping heavily, this would have been disagreeable; but in Lamb, thin even to meagreness, spare and wiry as an Arab of the desert, or as Thomas Aquinas, wasted by scholastic vigils, the affection of sleep seemed rather a network of aerial gossamer than of earthly cobweb--more like a golden haze failing upon him gently from the heavens than a cloud exhaling upwards from the flesh.
The main reason for this evident meagreness of the database may be that in many European countries preparations based on ivy leaf extract have been licensed with reference to their traditional use, based on scientific monographs, or are marketed as food supplements, so that their manufacturers were not required to present evidence from clinical studies with a scientifically acceptable experimental design.
Roy explains that, after his initial discouragement with the meagreness of the situation, he gradually began to appreciate how 'interaction was there, in constant flow ...
Few Panchayat members (including the chairperson) expressed concern about the lack of access to drinking water, primary health-care facilities, non-functioning schools, unhygienic conditions, and other development issues.46 When their attention was drawn to some of these problems, the chairpersons blamed district agencies for the meagreness of outlays.
Denial shifts to become diminution, "Le negre" made "meagre," and that meagreness turns to a moment of recognition: "c'est moi." The poem then reverses to counter that meagre moi with "Her Majesty's/Nasty, Nofaskoshan Negro" who means "To go out shining instead of tarnished,/To take apart Poetry like a heart" (1.8-11).
[43] However, the commissioners admitted such compulsion was rarely realistic, considering the meagreness of most women's wages.
The skimpy meagreness of Laura's hair was characteristic of the rest of her physical appearance.
The resulting oeuvre may consist of disiecta membra or, worse, of 'poco comprensibili accorpamenti' (a few years ago Roscioni warned his fellow gaddisti against the sense of philological well-being brought about by the Isella five-volume edition of the opere; in his view, 'terre provvisoriamente emerse' are really all we have), but the 'prova difettiva di natura', tragicomically thriving on his own destiny's meagreness, presides, fully executed, over any awful mess in the texts.