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Yoshiro Mori, president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee, on Wednesday said women have an “annoying” tendency to make meetings run unnecessarily long in comments that he sought to retract Thursday.

Humans, too, developed a tendency to clump together in the face of danger.

I still very much have those tendencies to want to preserve anything that I think is important cultural information.

Meanwhile, Graham tried to pick up his future teammates’ tendencies and favorite shooting spots.

Leaders with authoritarian tendencies and social media don’t mix well.

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They either have a tendency to hyperbolize and make life much more glamorous and titillating than it is, or the other way.

But I do think if you look at history and you do believe that history has a tendency to do what?

In New York, district attorneys have a tendency to grow moss-bound in their roles.

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

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.

There is still a general tendency in universities on both sides of the Atlantic to treat propaganda as infection.

"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.

This tendency to take art-representations for realities reappears even in the mental attitude of a child towards his stories.


On this page you'll find 125 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tendency, such as: bias, habit, impulse, leaning, penchant, and propensity.

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