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With qualified majority voting there is no such natural tendency towards the minimalist solution. The Global Marketplace (1993)Under other forms of government the tendency of unrestrained liberty towards anarchy was checked in other ways. Democracy and its Critics - Anglo-American democratic thought in the nineteenth century (1989)He noted that "there is a tendency toward the increase in artificial meadows and cattle raising. Migrants in Modern France: Population Mobility in the Later Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (1989)There is a tendency to become impatient and over do things by trying to crack big winners. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is a natural tendency to place the line lower in the frame than higher. Collins Complete Guide to Photography (1993)In the past there has been a tendency for government programmes to be highly prescriptive or bureaucratic. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The tendency to become obese is at least in part hereditary. You and Your Adolescent: A Parents' Guide for Ages 10 to 20 (1990)The pores in these oily sections will be large and may have a tendency to become plugged. Take Care of Your Skin (1990)But the general tendency is for it to linger or to get worse with the passage of time. An Alternative Approach to Allergies (1990)This tendency is increased if they catch up quickly by putting on too much weight too fast after birth. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It is normally reported that the tendency to increased irritability is a character trait found more frequently in men. Know Your Own Mind (1991)But the general tendency has been to regard this as a script in which nobody is wearing a white hat. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It is amazing how quickly some of the party 's sour tendency forget. Times, Sunday Times (2007)One of my worst habits is my tendency to leave bits of make-up scattered all over the place. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He has noticed a tendency in parts of the media and other organisations to press firms to cherry pick fee-paying clients. Times, Sunday Times (2007)And if you have strange little habits or tendencies too, it's okay. Christianity Today (2000)He has tried to reduce this latter tendency, of course, but emphatically not for reasons of image. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Each layer of government has a tendency to dislike most the layer just above it, and to appeal or ally with the layer two away from it. The Global Marketplace (1993)Of course, that tendency is endemic in sports broadcasting, to the extent that it is almost a conversational tic for presenters and pundits. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But there is a tendency on the part of the larger firms to try to palm me off on, say, an intellectual property lawyer. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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British English: tendency /ˈtɛndənsɪ/ NOUN
A tendency is a worrying or unpleasant habit or action that keeps occurring.
...the government's tendency to secrecy in recent years.
- American English: tendency
- Arabic: مَيْل
- Brazilian Portuguese: tendência
- Chinese: 倾向
- Croatian: tendencija
- Czech: tendence
- Danish: tendens
- Dutch: neiging
- European Spanish: tendencia inclinación
- Finnish: taipumus
- French: tendance
- German: Tendenz
- Greek: τάση
- Italian: tendenza
- Japanese: 傾向
- Korean: 경향
- Norwegian: tendens
- Polish: tendencja
- European Portuguese: tendência
- Romanian: înclinație
- Russian: тенденция
- Spanish: tendencia
- Swedish: benägenhet
- Thai: ความโน้มเอียง
- Turkish: eğilim
- Ukrainian: тенденція
- Vietnamese: xu hướng
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