inflexibility


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This indeed he had confided to his lost nephew, before the occasion for his present inflexibility arose.
Such, gentlemen, is the inflexibility of sea-usages and the instinctive love of neatness in seamen; some of whom would not willingly drown without first washing their faces.
There was an inflexibility in her face, in her voice, in her gait and carriage, amply sufficient to account for the effect she had made upon a gentle creature like my mother; but her features were rather handsome than otherwise, though unbending and austere.
In the bosom of this family, bound together by the force of religious ties, by the inflexibility of its customs, by one solitary emotion, that of avarice, a passion which was now as it were its compass, Elisabeth was forced to commune with herself, instead of imparting her ideas to those around her, for she felt herself without equals in mind who could comprehend her.
We also assessed the presence of behavioral repertories related to personal self-regulation, such as self-control, understood as the ability to control interference derived from internal events, measured through of the Self-control Questionnaire of Rosenbaum, (Capafons, 1989) and psychological inflexibility, or the inability to be in touch with functionally aversive private events, whether they be sensations, emotions, memories, thoughts, etc.
The reason behind the increase in exports to Russia was an unexpected surplus of generation in the second half of the month and inflexibility of other markets to import additional electricity on short notice.
The FAA's inflexibility on this is not only bad for the individual they're being inflexible toward," King told AVweb in an interview in February.
Cathy Come Home (first broadcast in 1966), a landmark TV play about a woman (played by Carol White, left) who loses her family and home thanks to the inflexibility of the British welfare system at the time Kes (1969) starred David Bradley (left) as Billy Casper, a tormented working-class lad whose bleak existence is turned around when he begins to take an interest in falconry and starts training a kestral The Wind That Shakes The Barley (2006) tells the story of two Irish brothers (Cillian Murphy and Padraic Delaney) who fight the British during the Irish War of Independnece
Objective: Perceptual and cognitive inflexibility is considered to underlie the repetitive and restricted behaviours of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
And we may laugh at the David De Gea transfer being blocked by bureaucratic inflexibility.
MR MALCOLM Mort's letter (Feedback, June 29) regarding the avoidable death of diabetic jobseeker David Clapson, whose benefits were stopped, left me horrified but regretfully this isn't the first death that's resulted from the inflexibility of rulings set by the Department for Work and Pensions.
Like so many small sawmills in the British Columbia interior, it became a victim of its own institutional inflexibility, unable to change as the societal realities of the day dictated.