undesirable traits

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  • In tradition, the hair from birth is associated with undesirable traits from past lives.
  • In Hindu tradition, the hair from birth is associated with undesirable traits from past lives.
  • Some of his undesirable traits include a quick temper and/or self-righteousness.
  • While Fisher is not at all dangerous, he has many undesirable traits that are difficult to overcome. Cited from Baldy of Nome, by Esther Birdsall Darling
  • However, it is equally likely that undesirable traits from the parents will be produced as well, so puppies must be carefully selected.
  • All of the other resistant varieties produce undesirable traits for commercially produced products.
  • There is yet a great work to be done in breeding out the undesirable traits and incorporating the improvements which we desire. Cited from Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916, ed. by A. W. Latham
  • At present it is hard to say to what extent undesirable traits occur in the most distinguished families; and it is of great importance that this should be learned. Cited from Applied Eugenics, by Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
  • The design proved to have some undesirable traits.
  • To suppress an undesirable trait the germ-cell must unite with one that has never shown it -- one from a sound stock. Cited from Epilepsy, Hysteria, and Neurasthenia, by Isaac G. Briggs
  • Nevertheless, in some families an undesirable trait is exhibited by a parent, brothers or sisters, and perhaps by more distant relatives. Cited from The Good Housekeeping Marriage Book, by Various
  • The devil effect, also known as the reverse halo effect, is when people allow an undesirable trait to influence their evaluation of other traits.
  • The asymmetrical shape and retrofitted roof have given the arena several undesirable traits.
  • For example, while one possible marriage might allow some desirable alliance to be formed with another ruler, it may also require marrying a spouse with some undesirable traits.
  • This aposematic model (distinctive patterning linked to undesirable trait) must already exist in the model species.
  • It is, therefore, in most cases the height of folly to select a partner with any marked undesirable trait, with the idea that it will change after a few years. Cited from Applied Eugenics, by Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
  • Most other tribes did not practice extensive amounts of selective breeding, though they sought out desirable horses through acquisition and quickly weeded out those with undesirable traits.
  • When undesirable traits begin to appear, mates are selected to determine if a trait is recessive or dominant.
  • Since seed stalks produce few edible leaves and the leaves on them are very harsh flavored, making seed is an undesirable trait. Cited from Gardening Without Irrigation, By Steve Solomon
  • Their work shows this to be more prevalent among females than males, with females describing physically attractive women as having socially undesirable traits.
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