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So strong is this propensity of mankind to fall into mutual animosities, that where no substantial occasion presents itself, the most frivolous and fanciful distinctions have been sufficient to kindle their unfriendly passions and excite their most violent conflicts.
Thus he went on increasing in iniquity, month after month, until, at the close of the first year, he not only insisted upon wearing moustaches, but had contracted a propensity for cursing and swearing, and for backing his assertions by bets.
I see that a man cannot give himself up to drinking without being miserable one-half his days and mad the other; besides, I like to enjoy my life at all sides and ends, which cannot be done by one that suffers himself to be the slave of a single propensity - and, moreover, drinking spoils one's good looks,' he concluded, with a most conceited smile that ought to have provoked me more than it did.
Indeed, I am sorry to say there was too much reason for this conjecture; the lad having from his earliest years discovered a propensity to many vices, and especially to one which hath as direct a tendency as any other to that fate which we have just now observed to have been prophetically denounced against him: he had been already convicted of three robberies, viz.
The Dodger had a vicious propensity, too, of pulling the caps from the heads of small boys and tossing them down areas; while Charley Bates exhibited some very loose notions concerning the rights of property, by pilfering divers apples and onions from the stalls at the kennel sides, and thrusting them into pockets which were so surprisingly capacious, that they seemed to undermine his whole suit of clothes in every direction.
In the meantime, Fitch continues to see a strong capacity and propensity on the part of MGEC's two shareholders to support the company, in case of need.
While a defendant may have a history of prior sexual misconduct, the rules of evidence in most states and at the federal level generally prohibit the introduction of prior misconduct to show a defendant's propensity to commit a present crime.
Propensity score analysis is a useful tool to account for imbalance in covariates between treated and comparison groups.
com)-- Haruki Hasegawa, Principal Scientist of Therapeutic Discovery at Amgen, will be speaking on “A Simple Phenotypic Screening to Identify Manufacture-friendly IgG Clones Based on the Unique Russell Body Inducing Propensity of Individual Clones” at GTC's Protein Expression, Purification & Characterization Conference on October 24-25, 2013 in San Diego, CA
Using propensity scores in quasi-experimental designs.
Moreover, it investigates the extent to which online insurance buyers in each country are using tablet computers or mobile phones for this purpose, as opposed to regular laptop or desktop computers, and establishes whether propensity to use aggregators is influenced by age and / or annual household income.
Findings suggest that two factors--the volume of accumulated reserves and the classification of prices as actuarially fair--increase an individual's propensity to convert resources upon retirement; in turn, retirement age and the need for liquidity reduce the propensity to convert resources upon retirement.