native tendency

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Paradise is a place where an ethos of work, hierarchy, and order is meant to counteract some native tendency toward disorder, the tendency that makes the Fall possible.
This means that abstraction has developed precisely by working against itself, pitting austerity against a native tendency toward indulgence.
The publication in 1986 of an exceptionally well-edited New York School issue of the journal Literatura na swiecie [World Literature] may simply have provided a fresh perspective on a native tendency known as "The New Privacy," rather than actually having redirected all on its own the current of Polish verse.