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  • n. The state or quality of being amenable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being amenable; amenableness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Amenableness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the trait of being cooperative


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  • In proceedings last year, Judge Kaplan wrote, "Donziger's own words raise substantial questions as to his possible criminal liability and amenability to professional discipline."

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  • There'll be some who feel that Lodge still lets his man off lightly, and that the outward amenability of Wells's wife Jane as he takes each new mistress fails to register the price she paid.

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  • For example, do individuals have a fixed capacity to regulate their emotions and attention or, as Buddhist tradition argues, their capacity for regulating these processes are greatly amenable to change suggesting similar degree of amenability of the behavioral and brain systems associated with these functions?

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  • At the beginning, BB contestants were encouraged to, even originally hired on the likelihood of their amenability to, have sex with each other.

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  • The success of NCTC planning hinges on the amenability of departments and agencies to its planning -- a coalition of the willing is required.

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  • In other words, to fulfill its role in our constitutional system, the Supreme Court must act in a manner that demonstrates its adherence to the demands of the law, not merely an amenability to political preferences.

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  • Masson's reports specifically addressed the interrelationship between the Lohanis and Mithenkote and the amenability of Kabul and other Central Asian markets to select British Indian and European commodities.

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  • Matthew said ... sarble: Nico's interpretation of 19th-century music is just that, an interpretation, but I think it points up both music's amenability to such retrofitting and, also, perhaps the possible necessity of acknowledging such retrofitting.


  • I'm still skeptical about the chemical industry's amenability regarding the looming re-write of the Toxic Substances Control Act, but I guess at least they're not entirely opposed.

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  • That is a great amenability (ph) when somebody has a gun and nobody else is around, then someone, one man with even one handgun can do tremendous damage.

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