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at 13 ("Pure competition can scarcely be realized in a machine age."); DIRLAM & KAHN, supra note 44, at 33 ("Rarely does the cause of effective competition demand an attack on an industry because of the fewness of the firms that make it up."); Mason, supra note 46, at 387 ("Some power there has to be, both because of the inescapable limitations of the process of atomization and because power is needed to do the job the American public expects of its industrial machine."); JOHN P.
The latter is a light-hearted tour-de-force which inter alia manages to deconstruct Freud's achievement by illustrating the fewness and self-confirming nature of his classic case histories.
In a teasingly brief paper issued to encourage research on emotions in Aboriginal studies, Les Hiatt (1978) remarked the fewness of words for the emotions among the Gidgingali people of Northern Arnhem Land.
It is the Judicial department in which questions of constitutionality, as well as of legality, generally find, their ultimate discussion and operative decision; and the public deference to and confidence in the judgment of the body are peculiarly inspired by the qualities implied in its members; by the gravity and deliberation of their proceedings; and by the advantage their plurality gives them over the unity of the Executive department, and their fewness over the multitudinous composition of the Legislative department.
But whatever the fewness of the visits, they established a strange affinity for fin de siecle imagery, themes, and tropes.
44) writes, "In Sir William Petty's quaint phrasing, 'Fewness of people is real poverty'." Children, quality time, a clean house, could be added alongside purchased goods and services to construct an index of well-being.
This is hardly surprising granted the fewness of the letters and the thoroughness of the work of Maraval.
- just a little distant: remain (with a purpose - from all men - free) both the beingness of bread (oh may the place be lived by it too!...) and near it - the fewness - of things - fallen quiet...
The "very largeness and fewness" of the companies which now dominated the economy had partially released them from the invisible hand of competition.
The United Africa Company was excluded from Professor Fieldhouse's Unilever Overseas (1978) on grounds of its size, the fewness of its structural links with the rest of the Unilever concern, and an expectation that publication of Sir Fred Pedler's history would continue.
Of course, fewness of rivals could understate competitive pressures if entry beers are low.