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  • The academics define workplace incivility as "a form of organizational deviance‚Ķ characterized by low-intensity behaviors that violate respectful workplace norms, appearing vague as to intent to harm."

    Incivility a growing problem at work, psychologists say

  • In our time wars are usually waged in the countryside, where small arms are used in so-called low-intensity warfare, more often than not against defenseless peasant populations.

    A Billion Lives

  • The American Psychological Association, which put out the news, defines incivility as "a form of organizational deviance‚Ķ characterized by low-intensity behaviors that violate respectful workplace norms, appearing vague as to intent to harm."

    Gizmodo

  • True, some wars consisted of little more than persistent low-intensity violence, primarily raids to inflict revenge, acquire plunder, or take captives.

    Between War and Peace

  • Kim Il Sung pursued a low-intensity conflict across the Demilitarized Zone well into the 1970s and continued to seek support from his Communist allies for another invasion during that period.

    Between War and Peace

  • What began as a war on drug trafficking has evolved into a low-intensity civil war with more than two sides and no white hats, only shades of black.

    The Fall of Mexico

  • With the help of these so-called "cleanskins," who are difficult for Western security services to detect, al-Qaeda's opportunistic, pragmatic leadership has embraced urban warfare of the sort pioneered by terrorists decades ago: low-intensity, IRA-style operations in densely populated areas, using both conventional military weapons (such as assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades) and standard terrorist weapons (such as improvised explosive devices).

    Al-Qaeda's new strategy: Less apocalypse, more street fighting

  • Michael Vickers, now assistant secretary of defense for Special Operations/low-intensity conflict and interdependent capabilities (SOLIC&IC), has been picked to move up to undersecretary for intelligence.

    A humdrum session at the U.N.

  • Though the temperature is clearly rising, tensions have been mainly rhetorical and low-intensity trade spats despite the devastating recession in the U.S.

    For U.S. and China, Co-Dependency Breeds Bilateral Risk

  • Scientists have used low-intensity electromagnetic fields to treat cancer patients in trials which they say could lead to the development of a new type of anti-tumour therapy.

    Hopes rise for new cancer treatment after tests with electromagnetism

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