re·​sil·​ien·​cy | \ri-ˈzil-yən(t)-sē \

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Last year, for example, the team started 0-2 before winning eight straight games that proved the group had resiliency better than the previous three seasons. Josh Katzenstein,, "Saints begin OTAs with 2017 performance in rearview," 22 May 2018 Average bank capital as a share of assets, a key measure of resiliency, is around 10 percent. Emily Stewart, Vox, "How close are we to another financial crisis? 8 experts weigh in.," 18 Sep. 2018 The 900 residents who live here note that their town has been built around a culture of resiliency, living with the threat of flooding since its origins as a westernmost outpost in colonial America . Tim Craig, Washington Post, "Immense rains are causing more flash flooding, and experts say it’s getting worse," 24 June 2018 Gregg Gelzinis, research associate for economic policy at the Center for American Progress Reforms put in place following the financial crisis have improved the resiliency of the financial system. Emily Stewart, Vox, "How close are we to another financial crisis? 8 experts weigh in.," 18 Sep. 2018 Argonne conducted an assessment of the resiliency of data centers on the East coast for the Department of Homeland Security in 2015. Rob Goodier, Popular Mechanics, "How Climate Change Could Break the Internet," 19 July 2018 Leadership and character play a major role in selecting a winner, along with resiliency. Richard Dean, Houston Chronicle, "College football's Lombardi Award to be announced in Houston," 26 Jan. 2018 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

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circa 1836, in the meaning defined above

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

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