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Having no specific or planned ending or outcome. We decided to leave things open-ended, in case we were both in a position to get back together at some point in the future. These are open-ended conversations, meant more to generate ideas than a concrete plan.
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The open-endedness of the king's invitation suggests that human categories of good and bad are not necessarily the same as God's categories.
Since the book ends in 1928, when Cannon was still a central leader of the Communist Party--many decades before he become identified with Trotskyism--such open-endedness is perhaps made somewhat easier.
It is testimony to Birmingham's multicultural scene and also to the open-endedness of Birmingham Conservatoire, where founder Louis Robinson arrived to study violin in 1999, later switching to composition.
By seeming to single out fashion and the Gothic as privileged vehicles for an ultimately banal open-endedness, the book unintentionally replicates the celebratory assessments of the Gothic's innate subversion that it wants to contest.
Just as the Talmud honors "radical rethinking, even about its foundational concepts" (2), so too does the Jewish American fiction under examination in this book celebrate "radical rethinking" through methods such as open-endedness and multiple perspectives that question the foundations of literary tradition.
If a foundation in the cultural or academic sphere is prepared to practice a proper scientific open-endedness in seeking the truth through research on mission and is prepared to follow our Christian-humanist option for the poor and voiceless, there is a sound basis for cooperation
In relation to this radical open-endedness the contemporary mindset is orientated to the philosophical view that there is a "plasticity and constant change of reality and knowledge" (10).
Meaningful choice, collegiality, open-endedness, and communication all must be valued consistently when developing and supporting the practice of differentiated instruction.
In doing so, it seeks instances of, in turn, genre blending, intertextuality, novelization, open-endedness, carnival, chronotope, and character zone.
Growth is good, more is better, you can have it all, no payments for 18 months--all of these communicate an open-endedness to life that does not accord with the limits of the physical world around us, limits that the Second Law insists on.
This open-endedness illustrates, for Gomel, her thesis that sublime violence corrupts narrative and blocks interpretation.
We leave you with more questions than answers because those who engage in this transformational process will likely have to embrace the open-endedness and questioning associated with the lifelong journey that becoming a senior leader involves.
This astounding remark, coming from a uniformed officer who sends American uniformed men and women into harm's way, underlines the open-endedness of the conflict and implies an increased level of U.
On the contrary, its open-endedness is remarkably appropriate.
In light of his introductory arguments about the open-endedness and breadth of the extra-parliamentary activity, on the other hand, Thomas presents a surprisingly focused and narrowly drawn picture.