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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of engender.


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  • If the Obama administration is intent on proceeding with military commissions and at the same time wants to combat the negative perception the term engenders around the world after nearly nine years of ineptitude and failure then it is essential for it to make a genuine commitment to transparency.

    Morris Davis: The Guantanamo Paradox

  • It may lack the thumbscrews and ultimate despatch to Dachau or Belsen, but the attitudes and spirit which this sort of activity engenders is precisely that which obtained in Germany under the Nazis or in the former East Germany under Erich Honecker's Communists?

    Archive 2008-08-24

  • The atmosphere that this stuff engenders is a generally chilling effect on conversation.

    Hello Whatever I Will Call It

  • This is called brand goodwill, a hard-won value resulting from the trust that a strong name engenders among buyers and partners.

    Marty Zwilling: Entrepreneurs Need to Think Globally at the Start

  • The perceptions and associations a particular name engenders are ever-changing.

    What’s in a Name?

  • The word cholesterol engenders fear across the board.


  • When we look at the ratings liberals give conservatives and conservatives give liberals, it turns out that political ideology engenders stronger reactions than religion.

    American Grace

  • One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Charles Murray on Ayn Rand:

  • He, disapprovingly, quotes Freeman, the former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, saying, “As long as the United States continues unconditionally to provide the subsidies and political protection that make the Israeli occupation and the high-handed and self-defeating policies it engenders possible, there is little, if any, reason to hope that anything resembling the former peace process can be resurrected” and decrying the consequences of “Israeli violence against Palestinians.”

    Matthew Yglesias » AIPAC vs. Chas Freedman

  • The great thing about wine is that it engenders social activity, conversation and participation.

    facebook: fan or fail? « California Life: Better Than Happy Hour


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