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pree di spuh zi shuhn

  • n  susceptibility to a pathogen
  • n  an inclination beforehand to interpret statements in a particular way
  • n  a disposition in advance to react in a particular way

  • Even these behaviors are in your genes, just like a predisposition to develop cancer.
  • I think I probably had the genetic tolerance for the chemical, and also the genetic predisposition for the addiction to the chemical, that my parents had.
  • Rampersaud found that the most physically active men and women in the study were able to stay within a normal BMI range, despite their genetic predisposition; other people with the .
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  • Julia Gillard in Sydney Morning Herald
    Asked if there would be a change to the proposed 40 per cent tax rate, Ms Gillard said: "I'm not going to canvass (that) through framework questions here. I'm indicating a very clear predisposition to the mining industry about the best way forward."
  • Wayne Swan in Sydney Morning Herald
    Our predisposition is to more carefully consider proposals by consumers to control existing producing firms,Mr Swan said. "We usually welcome and encourage some participation by the buyer, because that offers the buyer some security of...
  • Tony Blair in
    Asked whether he had changed his view about talking to Hamas since it gained control of the Gaza strip in June 2007, Mr Blair said his "basic predisposition is that in a situation like this you talk to everybody".

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