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in stingk tiv

  • s  unthinking; prompted by (or as if by) instinct
    offering to help was as instinctive as breathing

  • From childhood, he had an instinctive feel for all things pyrotechnic; he was intrigued by the infernal powders that fuel firecrackers and sticks of tnt.
  • Looking back on the debate within the Seattle Children's Hospital ethics committee, the doctors admit that there was an instinctive, emotional ingredient in the decision to .
  • He knows almost instantly how you really feel about something, and in Hollywood, the capital city of smoke and mirrors, that instinctive, savant-like skill gives him an alchemist's .
News & Articles

  • The Government's System of Secrecy Is Broken
    There is government information that should stay secret: targeted terrorists, information on military vulnerabilities, confidential employee data. If the Snowden leaks have demonstrated one thing, however, it's that the U.S. government may have a flawed ability to distinguish between that crucial information and information it would simply prefer not to share. Sometimes, though, that instinctive ...
    June 18, 2013 - The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News
  • John Harrigan In matters of wolves, and deer as road pizza
    Many people have an instinctive fear of wolves. And for good reason. But in a perusal of many New Hampshire town histories, the noted Fish and Game author Helenette Silver found only a few accounts of attacks by wolves, and even in those there was scant firsthand testimony.
    June 16, 2013 - New Hampshire Union Leader
  • READER SUBMITTED: Alumni To Support The Avielle Foundation In Honor Of Classmate David Wheeler
    The alumni of Oyster River High School in Durham, New Hampshire are a very tight knit community, always looking to help and support one another. Supporting one another and their communities is instinctive.
    June 14, 2013 - FOX CT Hartford

  • Thierry Henry in Independent
    In yesterday's 220-word statement, Henry said that his handball in the build-up to William Gallas' goal had been "an instinctive reaction to a ball that was coming extremely fast in a crowded penalty area".
  • Oscar Tabarez in AFP
    Tabarez supported Suarez amid cheating accusations, by saying:"It was instinctive, he instinctively put his hand out to the ball and was red-carded and will miss the next game. He has paid for the consequences of his actions. He wasn't to know that...
  • Doc Rivers in The Associated Press
    I think Baby the last couple games has been doing way too much thinking,Rivers said. "Baby is an instinctive player. When he starts playing with thought, you know, that's not what we want."

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