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For Cather, visiting Mesa Verde is about recovering a period of time when people such as the cliff dwellers were "absolutely unenterprising in the modern American sense" (85).
In his only previous cup tie as a boss against Rangers, McCall lined up his Morton side in an unenterprising 5-5-0 formation at Love Street, only to lose to a controversial Craig Moore goal.
Adaptors can often have a poor view of innovators, seeing them as abrasive, insensitive, and insufficiently thorough in their thinking, while innovators can often be frustrated by adaptors because they see them as stuffy, unenterprising and wedded to restricting orthodoxies.
There were unenterprising and unpropertied thousands who missed entirely the economic opportunities with which America was thick.
In the popular imagination, ethnic migrants are always poor, uneducated, unenterprising and generally a drain on state resources.
78) Another report quotes a Russian naval officer who complained that inadequate pay caused "all the energetic and clever men [to] leave the navy, [whose] places are filled up by the dull and unenterprising.
The background material has been patiently put together; facts have been digested and are regurgitated conveniently for imagined readers whom one comes to think of as young and unenterprising.
Detective Chief Superintendent William Ilsley, the senior supervising detective, allowed himself to go along with the weak and unenterprising decisions made by his senior officers.
With regard to the first question, Rand (1964) argues that altruism is inimical to economic development because it creates dependent, unenterprising, and sentimentalistic personalities that are incapable of mobilizing the capital required for economic development.
2 Yes people are livelier than sheep but equally unenterprising, being completely dependent on a leader for inspiration.
And performances such as Boulez's force open the self-satisfied little boxes in which lazy audiences and unenterprising concert organizers have placed classical music, the better perhaps to restrict its genuine force and often disturbing eruptions.
What emerges is a pattern in which activities founded by private enterprise initiatives tended to be highjacked by engineers, then presided over by unenterprising career managers.