Learn English Grammar From A–Z
- First, small firms form the seedbed for many, if not most, important innovations, in part because large firms are generally unreceptive to new ideas.
- With the pressures of liberalization and internationalization, the man in power both lacked ways of actively solving these issues and was unreceptive to suggestions.
- Many of us were concerned about his increasing forgetfulness, but he had been unreceptive to gentle suggestions about downsizing or getting help.
- Yet, brought to an extreme, a cohesive team can be complacent and unreceptive to new ideas that challenge the status quo.
- The problem, she felt, was that the editor who ran the news meetings appeared unreceptive to story ideas different from his own.
- Not bad for a people commentators sometimes suggest may be pathologically unreceptive to democracy.
- I could not understand why he so sincerely believed in a message which I had not written - indeed, was so besotted with the idea that he was completely unreceptive to all my protests against it.
- Coarse advances toward potentially unreceptive acquaintances are incompatible with the dignity of one's position.
- However, the political attackers may be unreceptive to the views of the legal profession, as it is likely to be perceived that any rejoinders are made in self-interest or with an ulterior motive.
- What struck me most, however, given my day of finger-pointing, screwed-up faces and unreceptive ears, was how the speaker came to explain Pollock's work in the simplest of terms.
- But those of us who had to watch the game on the box he sounded more like a teacher instructing unreceptive pupils rather than internationals well-versed in the laws.
- Other times families are entirely unreceptive.
- While Washington so far had been unreceptive to his overtures, he was aware that a prompt commitment of Australian forces would improve the chances of such a pact.
- Those who shared their pain with unreceptive audiences felt worse than those who didn't talk at all, although not as good as those who shared their pain with a receptive audience.
- But the market is totally unreceptive at the moment.
- Oh I know, it's new music, it's challenging, the public is unreceptive to new music until they've heard it a dozen times over two decades.
- My interlocutors were and still are quite unreceptive to these arguments.
- We are often told that establishment taste is parochial, obtuse and unreceptive to novelty.
- Some of this is not very good science and probably has the effect of making hardcore smokers cynical and unreceptive to change.
- Technocracies are also unreceptive because they value too much the technical expertise and rational decision making of elite groups, thus failing to encourage the commitment, communication, and involvement of employees.