inflexibility


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The complicated but symmetrical figures covering the whole face, puzzle and mislead an unaccustomed eye: it is moreover probable, that the deep incisions, by destroying the play of the superficial muscles, give an air of rigid inflexibility.
They teach us to abide by our spontaneous impression with good- humored inflexibility then most when the whole cry of voices is on the other side.
This indeed he had confided to his lost nephew, before the occasion for his present inflexibility arose.
I can't believe in you any more," said Tom, gradually passing from the tremulous excitement of the first moment to cold inflexibility.
In an interview earlier this year, Royal Mail s chief technology architect Stuart Curley lamented that the inflexibility of the organisation s legacy systems designed for an era when it enjoyed a monopoly on all postal deliveries prevented it from adding new products and services.
This will come into effect when Glastir is introduced in 2012, but Mr Murray says it is out of step with the supportive stance taken by Rural Affairs Minister Elin Jones on agricultural matters and more evidence of EU inflexibility and failure to account for local needs and customs.
Roman decline was not inevitable, he argues, but due to a failure of leadership and a growth of inflexibility.
His inflexibility has served the country well, and this was demonstrated again in the blunt remarks he made this week on Hizbullah's weapons.
Watching him dance - although, let's face it, the word we're looking for here is "walk" - around the floor reminded me of how Ali used to mock what he saw as George Foreman's Frankenstein-like inflexibility in the ring, holding his arms outstretched and keeping his legs stiff.
He said: "This is a long-standing and successful company with a large order book which has been driven into administration by the inflexibility of RBS.
Pritchard said: "This is a long-standing and successful company with a large order book which has been driven into administration by the inflexibility of RBS.
Dubai: With Hamas still seeking clarifications over Israeli response to an Egyptian truce proposal between Hamas and Israel in Gaza, prominent Fatah member Nabeel Amr has criticised Hamas' position, accusing it of inflexibility in the ceasefire negotiations and obstructing a national Palestinian reconciliation dialogue.