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inertia

i nur shuh

  • n  a disposition to remain inactive or inert
    he had to overcome his inertia and get back to work
  • n  (physics) the tendency of a body to maintain its state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by an external force

  • In any war, it takes time to convert to forward motion the inertia that follows a massive buildup of arms.
  • Innovation is stifled not by ill intent but by institutional inertia," Rumsfeld warned in 2001.
  • In any war, it takes time to convert to forward motion the inertia that follows a massive buildup of arms.
News & Articles

  • Citizens changing the law
    The Washington Legislature is a slow-motion train wreck (when the second special session is called Wednesday, prepare for competitive bloviating.) Congress redefined partisan gridlock. Politics is code for "I'm-mad-as-hell" inertia.
    June 12, 2013 - Everett Herald
Quotes

  • Nicolas Sarkozy in EUobserver.com
    For his part, Mr Fillon said "There is a demand for change. Never have the risks of inertia been so great for France as they are now in this world in flux where everyone across the world is trying to change quicker than the others, where any delay...
  • Ban Ki-moon in Washington Post
    Ban called the agreement "significant progress" after "four years of diplomatic inertia."
  • Robert Gates in eMilitary.org
    In addition to fighting America's enemies, Rumsfeld "simultaneously and doggedly pursued an agenda of institutional transformation and reform - grappling with inertia and vested interests like the champion wrestler he once was," Gates said....

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