Examples of conducive in a Sentence
- … air-conditioner cooling towers on the roof provided a conducive summertime abode, from which the germs circulated throughout the edifice in a fine infectious mist. —Wayne Biddle, A Field Guide to Germs, 1995
- To the extent to which the political realm is more conducive to rational choice, compared with the social realm which is governed by material and economic concerns, it is in politics that the potentiality for freedom lies. —Gertrude Himmelfarb, The New History and the Old, 1987
- It was a hard time, and not conducive to obedience and warmth, and fairly soon I was tucked into a kindly concentration camp for budding Christians … —M. F. K. Fisher, Journal of Gastronomy, Summer 1984
- The small hat of woven green plastic raffia, the jazzy short-sleeved shirt (fundamentally orange), the pale blue shorts, were not garments conducive to dignity. —A. N. Wilson, Scandal or Priscilla's Kindness, 1983
the claim that the state's long-standing antitax attitude is conducive to entrepreneurship
the noisy environment of the dorms was not very conducive to studying
Recent Examples of conducive from the Web
This time, though, some Palestinian officials say conditions are more conducive.
Their blather was aimed at creating an atmosphere conducive to the billions in federal rebuilding grants that soon would be flowing.
Other times, the parcel isn't conducive to cottontail habitat.
The environment is also conducive to hazing; alcohol consumption was the most common form of hazing, both sorority and fraternity members said.
Like the other two venues in which the murals are displayed, Woodburn 100 can usefully serve other purposes, such as a gallery space and public lecture space, that are more conducive to teaching about the mural.
The Portuguese icon is believed to be eyeing up a potential strike partnership with Asensio, and considers their understanding on the pitch to highly conducive to a successful season for Real.
Even in a sport in which concussions are commonplace, human nature is not normally conducive to on-demand amnesia.
The column implied that, because the interview room is more conducive to probing questions and thoughtful responses, Fowler had squandered a chance to grow the game by choosing to stand and answer questions in an informal setting outside.
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Something conducive "leads to" a desirable result. A cozy living room may be conducive to relaxed conversation, just as a boardroom may be conducive to more intense discussions. Particular tax policies are often conducive to savings and investment, whereas others are conducive to consumer spending. Notice that conducive is almost always followed by to.
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