re·sil·ien·cy | \ri-ˈzil-yən(t)-sē \

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But resiliency has never been greater in the program, and Skyline now finds itself among the final four teams in the 6A tournament for the first time in its history. Richard Obert, azcentral, "Skyline reaches 6A baseball final four for first time in history," 8 May 2018 So this is important for Ohio State, regardless of the outcome -- a big test for a team that was showing good resiliency before losing at Penn State. Bill Landis,, "No. 8 Ohio State basketball vs. No. 22 Michigan preview: TV info, key players, stats, prediction," 18 Feb. 2018 Amid the inconsistency that led to the need for heroics, there's resiliency in this bunch. Fletcher Page, The Courier-Journal, "Latest Kentucky basketball comeback shows the Cats have more growing to do | Page," 31 Jan. 2018 Action items in nine categories include thriving local economies, art and cultural ecosystems, land stewardship, planning for resiliency, transportation, infrastructure, housing, public services and community impacts. Denise Coffey, Courant Community, "Putnam Registers To Participate In Sustainable CT," 11 July 2018 The power of play Reynolds Lewis writes that unstructured play is actually one of the keys to building resiliency in children. Rachel Spector, Msw, miamiherald, "Tips for raising a resilient child who doesn’t fall apart at the seams | Miami Herald," 21 Mar. 2018 These chemicals have also been shown to degrade corals’ resiliency and ability to adjust to climate change factors and inhibit recruitment of new corals. Lindsey Bever, The Seattle Times, "Hawaii is about to ban popular sunscreen brands to protect its coral reefs," 2 July 2018 The exams are designed to help the Fed avoid a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis by testing the resiliency of the banking system. Deon Roberts, charlotteobserver, "The Fed examined how local banks would fare in another downturn. Here's what it found," 21 June 2018 My still optimistic side sees nature’s resiliency and a more user and fish friendly approach as a path to providing current and future residents with endless hours of recreation utilizing an existing and sustainable resource. Houston Chronicle, "Letters to the Editor: June 20, 2018," 16 June 2018

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re·sil·ien·cy | \ri-ˈzil-yən-sē \
plural resiliencies

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