tentativeness


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These aspects were labeled as following NOS1 tentativeness, NOS2 empirical basis, NOS3 subjectivity, NOS4 creativity, NOS5 socio-cultural embeddedness, NOS6 observations and inference, and NOS7 Laws and theories.
They further suggested that the MQOS subscales Tentativeness, Ecumenism, Exploration, and Moralistic Interpretation suggest a tentative and curious person, who is "not beholden to Biblical literalism" (p.
Addressing the India Today Conclave 2012 gathering, he said Indian democracy and judiciary is praiseworthy but its tentativeness in imparting such values to countries in its extended neighbourhood is disappointing.
This intricate thought process would have been more stirring if Assaf had been facing the audience, but the subtle tentativeness of his hands as he reaches for the door is sufficient.
Experian business development manager Wendy Smith said: "The first half of 2011 shows that there is still a degree of tentativeness in the market.
We were very tentative; we had a very poor start, and now we have paid the price for that tentativeness.
We were being rattled by their pressure defense," Thomas said of the first half, after being singled out at halftime by the coaches for her tentativeness to that point.
Understanding tentativeness is surely important to functional scientific literacy.
Despite the initial tentativeness and apparent discomfort on both sides to engage, Zardari kept up a pretence of finding common political ground, in reality seeking time to reinforce his political hold, while taking the sting out of the PML-N's opposition.
First, though the administration's tentativeness on performance pay can be partially explained by its deference to organized labor, a larger factor is its interest in creating a new and comprehensive framework for teacher quality.
The leaders who accepted on behalf of their organizations, Charles Nabholz for Nabholz Construction Services and Greg Davis for Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative, showed humility and grace--even a little tentativeness about recognition for what they do because it is deeply engrained in their culture.
You see no more tentativeness out of Donovan like the old days.