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  • Despite his tendency to speak frankly on political issues, he insists that neither he nor his group are politically active.

    Welcome to Assadville, USA | Christopher Moraff | November 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • The Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast has a tendency to lose its guests in the middle of the night.

  • Many British Ferns evidence a marked tendency to “sport,” and this is a fact which the beginner should always bear in mind.

    How to Know the Ferns | S. Leonard Bastin
  • There is still a general tendency in universities on both sides of the Atlantic to treat propaganda as infection.

    The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
  • "It's always the way with them," sighed Miss Grains, who suffered from a complication of romantic tendency and very tight stays.

  • With less intelligent children traces of this tendency to take pictorial representation for reality may appear as late as four.

    Children's Ways | James Sully
  • This tendency to take art-representations for realities reappears even in the mental attitude of a child towards his stories.

    Children's Ways | James Sully

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