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in sen suh ti vuh tee

  • n  the inability to respond to affective changes in your interpersonal environment

  • Seven of them had androgen-insensitivity syndrome (AIS), a condition in which a genetic male is resistant to androgens, the male sex hormones that include testosterone.
  • In making a comedy about such a horrific event, Benigni left himself open to charges of insensitivity.
  • American cultural insensitivity was on display even in the minutes before Saddam Hussein's statue was famously toppled in Baghdad remember the soldier who covered the statue's .
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  • Flake apologizes for son's 'unacceptable' behavior
    Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona apologized Wednesday for his son's use of racial epithets, homophobic slurs and anti-Semitic remarks in social media. "I'm very disappointed in my teenage son's words, and I sincerely apologize for the insensitivity," the first-term senator, who was elected last year, said in a statement. "This language is unacceptable, anywhere. Needless to say, I've ...
    June 13, 2013 - KSAT San Antonio

  • Barack Obama in Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
    I think he felt vilified and attacked and I understand him wanting to defend himself,Obama said. "That may account for the change but the insensitivity and the outrageousness of the statements shocked me and surprised me."
  • Cyril Wecht in Independent Online
    That insensitivity, that crude, rude, brutal, aggressive treatment, are directly responsible for her death,Wecht said.
  • Richard Blumenthal in Sydney Morning Herald
    We will take action before our regulatory authority to fight this,said Blumenthal, referring to the state's Department of Public Utilities Control. "This is the height of arrogance and insensitivity."

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