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General elections, a hallmark of healthy, competitive democracies, should be as determinative as they are sacred.
IF WE'RE SERIOUS ABOUT SAVING AMERICAN DEMOCRACY, THIS VOTING SYSTEM MIGHT BE THE KEYJONATHAN HAIDTNOVEMBER 1, 2021TIME
It may prove determinative in the choices rural youth make to commit to and ultimately improve their hometowns.
WHAT A RURAL CORNER OF AMERICA CAN TEACH US ALL ABOUT COMMUNITY AND RESILIENCEGIGI GEORGESAUGUST 6, 2021TIME
In fact, according to new research released this afternoon by Pew Research Center’s American Trends Panel, 2020 election results showed the country that demographics alone are not determinative of how Americans vote.
ARE DEMOGRAPHICS DESTINY? MAYBE NOT, NEW PEW NUMBERS SUGGESTPHILIP ELLIOTTJUNE 30, 2021TIME
I’m not willing to call 2020 determinative for anyone, let alone a longtime pro like January, but if Connecticut is going to win it all, January needs a season like her Phoenix years, if not her Indiana ones.
THE WNBA PLAYERS WHO MIGHT SWING THEIR TEAMS’ FORTUNES THIS SEASONHOWARD MEGDALMAY 14, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
The reader should remember the name, for it was the scene of one of the most remarkable and determinative events in history.
SOUTH AMERICAN FIGHTS AND FIGHTERSCYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY
The internal condition is determinative, for things that are boresome to one may be very interesting to another.
CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGYHANS GROSS
While ìd means primarily “water of the sea”, it is much used also as a determinative before names of rivers.
SUMERIAN HYMNSFREDERICK AUGUSTUS VANDERBURGH
It is a confirmatory method rather than a determinative one.
A TEXTBOOK OF ASSAYING: FOR THE USE OF THOSE CONNECTED WITH MINES.CORNELIUS BERINGER AND JOHN JACOB BERINGER
The utterances of the Independent were determinative of popular thought and conviction in an extraordinary degree.
RECOLLECTIONS OF A VARIED LIFEGEORGE CARY EGGLESTON
There can be no real choice in the absence of a determinative influence exercised by one of the things chosen.
DETERMINISM OR FREE-WILL?CHAPMAN COHEN
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DETERMINATIVE

  • determinative
  • developmental
  • immature
  • impressible
  • malleable
  • moldable
  • pliant
  • sensitive
  • shaping
  • susceptible
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