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  • adj. Not directed.


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non- +‎ directed


  • Because of the ironic power of surrender, one of the most potent forms of the mind-power effect is the type of prayer called nondirected prayer.

    Meditation as Medicine

  • Unfortunately, making a "nondirected" kidney donation requires clawing through walls of skepticism on all sides.

    The Kindness of Strangers

  • Under the current contract, UBS receives the bulk of Schwab's nondirected customer orders whether they are listed on venues including New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Amex or the Nasdaq Stock Market, according to Schwab's website.

    UBS, Schwab Extend Order-Flow Deal

  • A chain makes that gift even more appealing, since the nondirected donor helps not just one person but a whole series of patients.

    ...With Functioning Kidneys for All

  • Just as the National Kidney Registry initially screens nondirected altruistic donors, a central organization could do the same for prospective kidney vendors.

    ...With Functioning Kidneys for All

  • These steps reduce the burden on busy transplant centers, who can find dealing with prospective nondirected donors a distracting time sink.

    ...With Functioning Kidneys for All

  • It allows the generosity of nondirected donors to be multiplied over and over again.

    ...With Functioning Kidneys for All

  • While most back out or are disqualified for medical reasons, notably high blood pressure or obesity, the registry so far has attracted plenty of the nondirected donors.

    ...With Functioning Kidneys for All

  • The registry also operates as a clearinghouse for prospective nondirected donors.

    ...With Functioning Kidneys for All

  • Last year, 106 people anonymously donated kidneys to transplant centers as nondirected donors; a few more gave kidneys to people they'd met online but hadn't previously known.

    Notable & Quotable


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