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However, on a square matrix, a “circle” will always have many corners and projections that will tend to increase the perimeter beyond that of squares, whose borders are much smoother.How to Solve Our Three John Conway-Inspired Puzzles|Pradeep Mutalik|November 20, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Tellingly, these systems tended to form under a different type of stress — when forces pulled outward on a rock instead of pushing it in.Scientists Uncover the Universal Geometry of Geology|Joshua Sokol|November 19, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Even if runners are experiencing mild symptoms, Shoham said, ultramarathoners tend to run through pain or illness and “could be in denial about what’s going on.”As the coronavirus tears through rural Maryland, an ultramarathon plans to race on|Rick Maese|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Kids need to understand that they tend to be rich both in calories and in “concoctions of chemicals that do not support human health — physical or mental.”
That’s particularly good news because vaccines often are not as effective in older people, because immune systems tend to weaken with age.New Pfizer results show its COVID-19 vaccine is nearly 95% effective|Tina Hesman Saey|November 18, 2020|Science News
He tended to shield himself from disappointment by expecting the worst—of people and of his country.How Richard Pryor Beat Bill Cosby and Transformed America|David Yaffe, Scott Saul|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They felt confident of victory (and I tended to agree) and were talking about next steps.RFRA Madness: What’s Next for Anti-Democratic ‘Religious Exemptions’|Jay Michaelson|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There were also “NASCAR moms” and “soccer moms,” other designations that tended to favor Republicans, as do married women today.
Sanger felt, to the contrary, that it was the nonacademic masses who tended to be annoying.
I got the shot across the bow at the beginning, and I knew from his history that he tended to be very litigious.A Full-Length Bill Cosby Portrait: From Track Star to Ugly Sweaters|Scott Porch|September 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Vincenzio Romoli, together with Agnolino, tended the fire and heaped on quantities of precious perfumes.
But the king's son welcomed him with joy, and tended him as he would his brother.The Crimson Fairy Book|Various
The system has not operated to take women from their homes, nor has it tended to make them in any way masculine.
Mistress Endicott kept house, and tended her garden, and taught all the children of the neighborhood as well.Tell Me Another Story|Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
Some kinds are tended, protected, and imprisoned by ants for the 'honey-dew' which they secrete, hence called Ant-cows:—pl.