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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TENDENCIES

Of all disagreeable men, a man with his tendencies is the most disagreeable.

The queen-dowager's French tendencies were more than suspected.

Two tendencies seem to have beset the interpreters of Plato in this matter.

In like manner, nature is already, in its forms and tendencies, describing its own design.

These figures also must be taken as merely indicating the tendencies of the times.

Could not the tendencies of criminals be used for the good of their country?

The period from 1800 to 1820 saw a steady increase in these tendencies.

This evolution was in conformity with all the tendencies of the imperial period.

Her freshman find was showing somewhat Sans-like tendencies.

How the trained occultist is able to ascertain the character, and tendencies of a person.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, from Medieval Latin tendentia "inclination, leaning," from Latin tendens, present participle of tendere "to stretch, aim" (see tenet). Earlier in same sense was tendaunce (mid-15c.), from Old French tendance.

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