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 Meanings and Examples of TENDENCY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
tendency
 n.  trend; a general direction in which something tends to move
Classic Sentence: (60 in 5 pages)
1  Clover was an old stout mare now, stiff in the joints and with a tendency to rheumy eyes.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter X
2  I may not deny," said the Prior, crossing himself, "that such things have been, and have been of Heaven; but then such communications have had a visibly useful scope and tendency.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
3  There was never much laughing in his presence; or, if there is any difference, it is not more, I think, than such an absence has a tendency to produce at first.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
4  To Fanny's mind, Edmund's absence was really, in its cause and its tendency, a relief.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
5  After this speech the two girls sat many minutes silent, each thoughtful: Fanny meditating on the different sorts of friendship in the world, Mary on something of less philosophic tendency.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
6  And I hope you will not be cruelly concealing any tendency to indisposition.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
7  With this consolation, Mr. Sikes appeared to repress a rising tendency to jealousy, and, clasping Oliver's wrist more firmly, told him to step out again.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
8  They were of sobering tendency; they allayed agitation; they composed, and consequently must make her happier.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 7
9  "These would have been all my friends," was her thought; and she had to struggle against a great tendency to lowness.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 11
10  The spot was, indeed, a near relation of night, and when night showed itself an apparent tendency to gravitate together could be perceived in its shades and the scene.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 1 A Face on Which Time Makes but Little Impression
11  There was, it is true, a limit to this tendency to uniformity.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 4 Eustacia Is Led on to an Adventure
12  Yet Yeobright was as firm in the contrary intention as if the tendency of marriage were rather to develop the fantasies of young philanthropy than to sweep them away.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 1 The Rencounter by the Pool
13  But he had not anticipated that the tendency of his action would be to divert Wildeve's movement rather than to stop it.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 4 Rough Coercion Is Employed
14  And the little people displayed no vestige of a creative tendency.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In V
15  Evidently, I thought, this tendency had increased till Industry had gradually lost its birthright in the sky.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In V
Example Sentence: (22 in 2 pages)
1  Industry showed a tendency towards increasingly centralized administration.
2  When it comes to dealing with daily obstacles, people have a tendency toward catastrophizing.
3  The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation ; the two keep in their downwad tendency.
4  The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation ; the two keep in their downward tendency.
5  Apparently some people have an inborn tendency to develop certain kinds of tumour.
6  Greg's tendency to be critical made him unpopular with his co-workers.
7  The drug is effective but has a tendency to cause headaches.
8  He has a tendency to forget things.
9  Our life is a movement, a tendency, a steady, ceaseless progress towards an unseen goal.
10  The tendency towards masochism is however always linked with elements of sadism.
11  There's a growing tendency for women to marry later.
12  He complained that there was a tendency to equate right-wing politics with self-interest.
13  Her vocal range was, to say the least of it, limited, and she had a distressing tendency to sing flat.
14  They have a tendency to show off, to dramatize almost every situation.
15  The tendency of Capital to accumulate is a big threat to the free market.