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INFLUENCE. Authority, credit, ascendance.
     2. Influence is proper or improper. Proper influence is that which one person gains over another by acts of kindness and, attention, and by correct conduct. 3 Serg. & Rawle, 269. Improper influence is that dominion acquired by any person over a mind of sanity for general purposes, and of sufficient soundness and discretion to regulate his affairs in general, which prevents the exercise of his discretion, and destroys his free will. 1 Cox's Cas. 355. When the former is used to induce a testator to make a will, it will not vitiate it; but when the latter is the moving cause, the will cannot stand. 1 Hagg. R. 581; 2 Hagg. 142; 5 Serg. & Rawle, 207; 13 Serg. & Rawle, 323; 4 Greenl. R. 220; 1 Paige, R. 171; 1 Dow. & Cl. 440; 1 Speers, 93.
     3. A contract to use a party's influence to induce a person in authority to exercise his power in a particular way, is void, as being against public policy. 5 Watts & Serg. 315; 5 Penn. St. Rep. 452; 7 Watts, 152.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Prone positioning as a truly influenceable factor has been considered a risk factor [3] but to our knowledge has never been evaluated systematically in a literature review.
By surfacing Kant's distinction between perfect and imperfect obligations in the context of what are thought to be important and influenceable freedoms, Sen has provided the moral argument against those who would say "it's not my problem." If the freedoms are as important as we say they are (even indirectly in the extent to which we would not want to be deprived of them ourselves), then they do call for careful consideration of the way in which their realization may occur in the lives of more and more people.
It is possible that tired participants are more influenceable by all kinds of subliminal stimuli.
(77.) See Eagly & Wood, supra note 22, at 925, 27-28 ("Sex-stereotype research has demonstrated that when perceivers are asked to think about people in terms of general traits, men are described as more influential than women and women as more influenceable than men.").
It lives in the niches (or power networks) of the governance system that it finds 'influenceable'.
Also, because they are more gullible or influenceable when they are young, they may well--though not necessarily always--be more disturbable in their childhood and adolescence than when they are older.
But the Albion players are, in most cases, older, more experienced, and perhaps less influenceable. One might even call it a culture shock for Mowbray.
For example, women are more influenceable in social situations than men, more often experience an external locus of control, and are more likely to seek help than men; all factors that might facilitate the experience of a spiritual awakening (Beckman, 1993).
As for the illegitimate occupying power, this has to be not democratic in some ideal sense, but possibly 'influenceable' by such tactics, via popular fear, weariness, alternative scenarios and international representations.
influenceable than men whereas only eight percent of 1970-1977