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Word: receptive

Definition: quick or willing to receive (ideas, suggestions, etc.); Ex. receptive to the proposal


Sentences Containing 'receptive'

Always on a purely religious ground, it is also said, by the orientalist Sir Thomas Arnold for instance, that because of Bogomilism, a major heresy in the region at the time, oppressed by the Catholics and against whom Pope John XXII even launched a Crusade in 1325, the people were more receptive to the Turks.
Appearances in many U.S. cities to receptive crowds has earned the duo a reputation as one of reggaeton's most popular duos.
Death seems the only desirable sequel for a career like this; but Death is only a launching into the region of the strange Untried; it is but the first salutation to the possibilities of the immense Remote, the Wild, the Watery, the Unshored; therefore, to the death-longing eyes of such men, who still have left in them some interior compunctions against suicide, does the all-contributed and all-receptive ocean alluringly spread forth his whole plain of unimaginable, taking terrors, and wonderful, new-life adventures; and from the hearts of infinite Pacifics, the thousand mermaids sing to them--"Come hither, broken-hearted; here is another life without the guilt of intermediate death; here are wonders supernatural, without dying for them.
Domingo Faustino Sarmiento stated similar views in his "Facundo", and noted that cities were more receptive to republican ideas, while rural areas were more resistant to them, which led to the surge of caudillos.
Fears of the WHL becoming a rival major league, and the desire for a lucrative TV contract in the U.S. much like the ones Major League Baseball and the National Football League had secured, wore down the opposition; moreover, as more conservative owners retired, a younger guard more receptive to expansion, such as Stafford Smythe in Toronto, David Molson in Montreal, and William M. Jennings in New York, took power.
In contrast, it has been argued that those who see the increasing spread of English in the world as a worrying development (that marginalizes the status of local and regional languages as well as potentially undermining or eroding cultural values) are likely to be far more receptive to Phillipson's views.
In return for establishing franchise standards and procedures, the act specified that cable operators were expected to be receptive to their local communities’ needs and interests.
In the book, Musser contended: And let us here remind the reader that as long as belief in the Patriarchal order of marriage and other advanced principles of the Gospel was maintained, the minds of the Saints were open and receptive.
In the late 1990s, when the World Wide Web was in its infancy, courts were more receptive to extending the trespass to chattels tort to the electronic context.
Independence, isolation and autonomy do not cause life, but the very opposite - a woman's willingness to be receptive to the man and yield to him.
It is difficult for the victims to get justice in these situations because the public does not want to believe that a cleric could engage in pederastry and the victims, young boys who are forced to be the receptive partner in anal intercourse, are often perceived as being gay and are thus subjected to social hostility and even legal sanctions.
It was around this time that the established art world started becoming receptive to the graffiti culture for the first time since Hugo Martinez's Razor Gallery in the early 1970s.
It was well received by the German public in 1947 who were generally receptive to its message.
Lamm and Kath, in particular, were uncomfortable with this turn of events, and it led to a growing dissatisfaction with Guercio's control over the band, contributing to his impending 1977 dismissal. "Chicago X" was released on June 14, 1976 to a receptive audience, especially after "If You Leave Me Now" had become such a big worldwide hit, giving Chicago their first UK chart album in years (#21), though it missed #1 in the US, resting at #3.
Living in a cosmopolitan city, New Orleans' inhabitants, whether high in status or low, imported or indigenous, constituted a highly receptive audience.
Steve, Ross, Eddie, and an unnamed drummer performed several blues songs on the main stage during the Tempe festival to a very receptive crowd.
The Attention scale includes the expressive attention, number detection, and receptive attention subtests.
The ideals of the French Revolution had found a receptive audience in Vaud.
The key to the change was thought to be that Bkekimpe was more receptive to a South African proposal to transfer to Swaziland most of the homeland of KaNgwane, an area of some with a notional population of 800,000, including a length of coast on the Indian Ocean.
The receptive attention subtest contains two separate tasks; in the first task, targets are letters that are physically the same (e.g., BB but not Bb).
This left most Bosnians religiously unengaged and receptive to the appeal of Islam’s sophisticated and dynamic institutions.
With the public receptive to the issuance of gold coins, and with President Ronald Reagan's 1985 ban on the importation of Krugerrands due to South Africa's apartheid policy, Congress authorized U.S. gold bullion coins, the American Gold Eagle, which are legal tender and which began to be struck in 1986.

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