salient characteristic

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He was a sandy-complexioned man in whose face geniality and humor seemed the salient characteristics.
Today, the most salient characteristic of the economy is its diversity," Ellison said, adding that the relative outputs of its business sectors closely match the United States as a whole.
This captures something of the sheer physical presence of old yew topiary, a presence that often overwhelms these garden images and remains in the mind as their salient characteristic.
Perhaps their most salient characteristic is the amount they cry.
First, they argue that theories of functions have difficulty accounting for a salient characteristic of the phenomenology of artifact use, the distinction between standard use and alternative or improper use, and they present a theory of artifact use and design that provides an adequate account.
Once again, the salient characteristic at the top of the list is small cast size: The Drawer Boy features three actors, Proof four, Topdog/Underdog two, The Santaland Diaries one, The Goat four, and Stones in His Pockets two--in other words, the top six plays offer a combined roster of a scant 16 roles for actors.
But this salient characteristic is sometimes blithely transformed into the assumption that Americans are somehow more prone to demonize (e.
In contrast, Bishop Dolan has found a vibrant devotion to Mary' to be a salient characteristic of those giants in the priesthood, who constitute his heroes (p.
The salient characteristic of this superb, light-jazz-sound ensemble recording is the ultra-clear textures and detail.
I try to remember the salient characteristic of that voice, its rhythms; its color.
The most salient characteristic of the collection is the sense of form that distinguishes the poems.
The book's title alludes to an Arabic poetic tradition associated with the seventh-century Yemenite Bedouin Djamil; such an allusion is not inapt, for the salient characteristic of Udhrite poetics is an erotic abandon, an attraction to the beloved - in some ways analogous to the medieval "courtly love" tradition - so intense that it results in the poet's death, the literal dispersal of the poetic identity into the concentrated ardor of the verse: "Spent / wish.