Examples of tendency in a Sentence
The economy has shown a general tendency toward inflation.
a tendency to drop things
Recent Examples of tendency from the Web
Regardless of who plays, FC Cincinnati seems likely to get a rugged match from Bethlehem, as has been the recent tendency when the clubs meet.
Nevertheless, the message from this hunky-dory Finals is clear: Start bracing now for another year of the Warriors’ maddening tendencies.
That points to the inherent conflict between the entertainment businesses’ prevailing tendency to produce endless iterations of a successful franchise, and the restraint required to actually tell a good story.
Loew also has the unfortunate tendency to find himself in the headlines for other reasons.
Unfortunately, people have the tendency to want to dominate one another, but fortunately, there are people who want to build other women up.
Also, aggression was again unrelated to the tendency to speak up, as was empathy, self-esteem, gender, occupation.
Oh, the tendency to fall in love with the wrong person, maybe, at times?
Having my body judged over the span of the 4 teen-to-woman years has really shown me the human tendency to label and make uneducated judgment.
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affection, affinity, aptitude, bent, bias, bone, devices, disposition, genius, habitude, impulse, inclination, leaning, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, turn;
Synonym Discussion of tendency
- a general tendency toward inflation
- the long-term trend of the stock market is upward
- the drift of the population away from large cities
- got the drift of her argument
- the tenor of the times
- an encounter that changed the current of my life
TENDENCY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tendency for English Language Learners
: a quality that makes something likely to happen or that makes someone likely to think or behave in a particular way
: a way of behaving, proceeding, etc., that is developing and becoming more common
TENDENCY Defined for Kids
Definition of tendency for Students
- Elizabeth had a tendency to worry about things like not having permission.
- —Zilpha Keatley Snyder, The Egypt Game
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