Her warmth and openness disarmed him enough to take the edge off his anger.
Martha turned the openness up a notch.
His perfect openness, the notoriety of his bankruptcies and of the seizure of his books and furniture in execution, kept him before the world as a model of dissipation.
The same conspicuous openness of mind appears in his judgment, delivered after he had held the regius professorship of Modern History at Oxford from 1858 to 1866, that "ancient history, besides the still unequalled excellence of the writers, is the best instrument for cultivating the historical sense."
In contrast to this complete industrial occupation, the French territory was held by a small and very scattered population, its extent and openness adding materially to the difficulties of a disputed tenure.
He must be in touch with the actual life of the community he is studying, and cultivate " that openness and alertness of the mind, that sensitiveness of the judgment, which can rapidly grasp the significance of at first sight unrelated discoveries or events."
The moment I saw you, [bride/groom's name], I was in awe of your openness, your ability to love and accept others as they came to you, without judgment or criticism.
This equal openness to every vibration of his environment is the key to all Erasmus's acts and words, and among them to the middle attitude which he took up towards the great religious conflict of his time.
A better strategy is to be open to learning about what the other people in your life find fascinating, as long as they show the same tolerance and openness about your interests.
There were philosophic and philanthropic elements in his political faith which will always lead some to class him as a visionary and fanatic; but although he certainly indulged at times in dreams at which one may still smile, he was not, properly speaking, a visionary; nor can he with justice be stigmatized as a fanatic. He felt fervently, was not afraid to risk all on the conclusions to which his heart and his mind led him, declared himself with openness and energy; and he spoke and even wrote his conclusions, how ever bold or abstract, without troubling to detail his reasoning or clip his off-hand speculations.
Someone who carries himself or herself with an air of confidence, openness and an interest in others will get noticed.
If you can't fulfill your child's need for openness and discussion, enlist someone who can.
Dialog assumes an equal footing, an openness, a freedom.
We called for more, not less, openness in local government.
I also appreciate the honesty and openness shown during the interviews.
presumption of openness.
townscape character of the Garrison area is dominated by openness.
Secrecy, while occasionally necessary, is less desirable than openness.
To reach even a rudimentary understanding of them requires an openness to looking in many different ways.
Open & closed spaces The townscape character of the Garrison area is dominated by openness.
While some claim this openness promotes social intercourse, others believe it has a negative impact on family values.
Part of the charm in many easy-to-make vegetarian meals is their inherent openness to customization.
While some have called the album a calculated attempt to gain favor with country audiences, others applaud the openness of Fireflies.
This conveys positive self-confidence, openness and interest in the other person.
The openness and communication could really help your relationship and bring you closer together - or your partner might confess and save you the trouble of spying.
The openness of the cut clearly draws the naked eye to any visible blemishes.
The transparency of the architecture becomes analogous to the openness of the symposium.
Promotion or command market said coles of temperature accrued the openness of.
convey a greater sense of openness.
To be given them demands very courageous openness with our heavenly Father, from whom nothing is hidden.
For example, membership details of the Openness working group were inaccurate.
Elton's openness extends beyond finance, into his emotional life, a place which, again, tradition demands we Britons keep discreet.
farsighted openness policy.
The news division must constantly interrogate itself about its preconceptions, levels of knowledge and openness to ideas and criticism.
journalists ' union, like the Swedish government, stands accused of immoderate openness.
rudimentary understanding of them requires an openness to looking in many different ways.
Whereas in the case of open theism the philosophy is sound and provides support for the openness position from below.
Professor Boyd seems to recognize the coincidence between Arminianism and openness theism toward the end of his paper.
Barkey & co achieved this by brutal openness. Ã¢We do this by having what we call a town meeting.
Green Belt is countryside next to urban areas where there is a risk that the openness will be invaded by urban sprawl.
British attitudes shifted from relative openness to dislike and distrust, and even racial xenophobia.
33) in which he covers them with praise, commending their courtesy, their humility, their openness and the care with which they bring up their children.
On the rzth of June Knollys wrote to Cecil at once the best description and the noblest panegyric extant of the queen of Scots - enlarging, with a brave man's sympathy, on her indifference to form and ceremony, her daring grace and openness of manner, her frank display of a great desire to be avenged of her enemies, her readiness to expose herself to all perils in hope of victory, her delight to hear of hardihood and courage, commending by name all her enemies of approved valour, sparing no cowardice in her friends, but above all things athirst for victory by any means at any price, so that for its sake pain and peril seemed pleasant to her, and wealth and all things, if compared with it, contemptible and vile.
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