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See definition of tendencies on Dictionary.com
  • noundirection of movement
  • nouninclination to think or do in a certain way

synonyms for tendencies

  • bias
  • inclination
  • leaning
  • movement
  • shift
  • trend
  • aim
  • bearing
  • bent
  • course
  • current
  • curve
  • drift
  • drive
  • heading
  • purport
  • run
  • tenor
  • turn
  • turning
  • way
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How to use tendencies in a sentence

Home-sickness and yearning effaced all other impressions, and destroyed all his earlier tendencies, desires, and thoughts.
THE LIFE & LETTERS OF PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKYMODESTE TCHAIKOVSKY
And the glorious truth of God, in contrast with it in its character and tendencies, should be displayed.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
But in the day of effectual calling, a complete change is produced upon the moral tendencies of the soul.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
Between the tendencies of his nature, and the demands of the Divine law, there is no correspondence.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
Exemplary punishment is to be visited upon me for "precocious godlessness, dangerous tendencies, and insubordination."
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
Of course the cook sought to counteract such tendencies, but he had to be very circumspect, for Sambo resented insults fiercely.
THE FLOATING LIGHT OF THE GOODWIN SANDSR.M. BALLANTYNE
He was somewhat inclined to sybaritism; not quite emancipated from the tendencies of his bourgeois youth.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
He summed up in a brief and poetical form the general idea of the book and indicated its tendencies.
CHARLES BAUDELAIRE, HIS LIFETHOPHILE GAUTIER
After 1816, Dutocq outwardly affected very pronounced religious tendencies because he believed them useful to his advancement.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
Within the National Church there was a great deal to counterbalance these injurious tendencies and check their growth.
THE ENGLISH CHURCH IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURYCHARLES J. ABBEY AND JOHN H. OVERTON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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