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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj inducive inducing or influencing; leading on "inductive to the sin of Eve"- John Milton"
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  • George Bernard Shaw
    “Fashions, after all, are only induced epidemics.”
  • Lord Byron
    “The reason that adulation is not displeasing is that, though untrue, it shows one to be of consequence enough, in one way or other, to induce people to lie.”
  • Marianne Williamson
    Marianne Williamson
    “When an idea reaches critical mass there is no stopping the shift its presence will induce.”
  • Edward Dahlberg
    “The machine has had a pernicious effect upon virtue, pity, and love, and young men used to machines which induce inertia, and fear, are near impotent.”
  • Lance Morrow
    Lance Morrow
    “Never forget the power of silence, that massively disconcerting pause which goes on and on and may at last induce an opponent to babble and backtrack nervously.”
  • Paul Theroux
    Paul Theroux
    “Extensive traveling induces a feeling of encapsulation, and travel, so broadening at first, contracts the mind.”


In literature:

Scott next observes that the unfavourable opinion of a critical friend on the first seven chapters induced him to lay the manuscript aside.
"Waverley, Or 'Tis Sixty Years Hence, Complete" by Sir Walter Scott
Nothing would induce me to touch your beastly leg.
"Right Ho, Jeeves" by P. G. Wodehouse
Among these, by far the most common is that state of the circulation induced by excessive feeding with too stimulating or too irritating a diet.
"Diseases of the Horse's Foot" by Harry Caulton Reeks
This brought the fifty so near us, directly on our weather beam, as to induce her commander to try the virtue of gunpowder.
"Miles Wallingford" by James Fenimore Cooper
"The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love" by Emanuel Swedenborg
The planters have to resort to every means in their power to induce their laborers not to purchase land.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 2 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
From the tenor of his conversation I was induced to look particularly at the elder.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
What can I say more, my friends, to induce you to set your hands, and heads, and hearts, to the great work of justice and mercy.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
This was one motive; but the principal inducement was connected with an apprehension of floods.
"The Crater" by James Fenimore Cooper
He was still at the same drinking-shop, but could not be induced to leave it.
"John Caldigate" by Anthony Trollope
This induced them all to wish for such a weapon.
"The Swiss Family Robinson; or Adventures in a Desert Island" by Johann David Wyss
His feet were in top-boots, but he could not forget the heavy action induced by a long course of walking in wet furrows.
"Hodge and His Masters" by Richard Jefferies
Different ways of working has passion in different bosoms, as humours or complexion induce.
"Clarissa, Volume 7" by Samuel Richardson
Induce a vigorous growth of wood, and let this be well matured by exposure to the sun and free ventilation.
"Gardening for the Million" by Alfred Pink
Nothing could induce me to read his letter.
"The Dodd Family Abroad, Vol. I.(of II)" by Charles James Lever
But on 26th Dec., 1292, John Baliol was induced to do homage for his crown to Edward at Newcastle.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
This sensitive state is possessed by many, and in many more it may be induced by proper means.
"Studies in the Out-Lying Fields of Psychic Science" by Hudson Tuttle
Nothing will induce me to go.
"White Nights and Other Stories" by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Agents were frequently making tempting offers to him to let the place to certain wealthy Americans, but he refused all inducements.
"The Pauper of Park Lane" by William Le Queux
Rockland has done his best to induce Lottie to return home, but she positively refused to do it.
"The White Rose of Memphis" by William C. Falkner

In poetry:

There was an old man whose despair
Induced him to purchase a hare:
Whereon one fine day,
He rode wholly away,
Which partly assuaged his despair.
"Limerick: There was an old man whose despair" by Edward Lear
Taught from her birth to hate the Jews,
And filled with party-pride; at first
Her zeal induced her to refuse
Water, to quench the Saviour's thirst.
"The Woman Of Samaria" by John Newton
There was an Old Person whose habits,
Induced him to feed upon rabbits;
When he'd eaten eighteen,
He turned perfectly green,
Upon which he relinquished those habits.
"Limerick: There was an Old Person whose habits," by Edward Lear
THAT her sweet babe might be induced to eat,
So meant the bird of Fred'rick to intreat;
Her boy was heard continually to cry,
Unless he had the falcon, he should die.
"The Falcon" by Jean de La Fontaine
'Tis Ayesha herself, who induced by a dream,
Came to bury the talisman deep in this well:
Down she cast the lov'd ring: by the morning's bright beam
In the eyes of Anglama it flash'd as it fell.
"The Baya: Or The Indian Bird" by William Hayley
No, in the theatre we see vice punished and virtue rewarded,
The villain either hanged or shot, and his career retarded;
Therefore the theatre is useful in every way,
And has no inducement to lead the people astray.
"Lines in Defence of the Stage" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

It may not be as bad as households running out of candy, but the thought of drizzle or downpours occurring on a day where much of the fun is spent outside can induce a case of the rainy day doldrums.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection has a pivotal role in cervical carcinogenesis due to the ability of HPV E6 oncoprotein to induce degradation of the cellular p53 tumour suppressor protein.
Women were less grossed-out by a litany of gag-inducing tasks (like sticking their hand into a bucket of used condoms) when they were sexually aroused .
Here's a question I hesitate to type, for fear of its nausea-inducing effect: What makes food art, and not just a meal.
The future may be here, but it's hardly worth the Valium-induced coma of a transatlantic flight these days.
Allbee, who was in the hospital for two months and spent 23 days in a medically-induced coma, lost 75 pounds during his illness, most of which was muscle mass.
The induced blanket reactor system will process almost half of the 60,000 gallons/day of manure generated.
Bill Clinton and the (Storm-Induced) Empty Campaign Trail.
Prosecutors have charged a restaurateur with attempted murder for allegedly trying to induce his then-girlfriend to miscarry, the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office said Wednesday.
Hike up Paulina Peak proves pant- inducing, view enhancing.
SS2 Successfully Deploys Drag- Inducing Re-entry System.
David Martin speaks with former CIA official John Brennan about the so-called "stress- inducing " techniques used in interrogations of terror subjects.
Mitigation of lightning-induced ingress .
Sir—Richard Rothman states that the phentermine-induced increase in platelet serotonin cannot be due to MAO inhibition because platelets contain MAO-B, and that particular enzyme does not metabolise serotonin.
Cuomo Signs Law That Puts Vomit-Inducing Ipecac Syrup Behind The Counter.

In science:

We also consider the symplectic cut (\CP m )ℓ of Cm+1 at ℓ, equipped with the induced S 1 -action and induced moment map ˆφ : (\CP m )ℓ → [0, ℓ].
Simple Hamiltonian manifolds
To do this we analyze the intensity of optically-induced spin-flip transitions assuming two-dimensional massless Dirac model of electron energy spectrum in graphene, and calculate the magnitude of spin-polarization induced by the optical pumping.
Spin dephasing and pumping in graphene due to random spin-orbit interaction
On the other hand, our grading induces a grading on g2, and this is induced by a grading on its unique irreducible seven-dimensional module, considered as the (Malcev) algebra of zero trace elements in a CayleyDickson algebra (see [DM06], [BT09] or [EK10]).
Fine gradings on exceptional simple Lie superalgebras
Note that at this point all edges induces by each of Vi ’s have already been covered by GRW, and the remaining edges form disjoint triangles of the form {(u, 1), (u, 2), (u, 3)} induced by each of the vertices u ∈ U \ {u0 }.
Greedy Random Walk
We are now concerned with the situation where we have A, I and d as above, and we want to produce some d′ with the same similarity type as d, but such that the cuts induced by d′ are different from those induced by d.
Distal and non-distal NIP theories
SOC-induced mixing of the local d levels lifts the degeneracies in the eg and t2g manifolds and implies different hybridizations with the ligand oxygens, that may ultimately induce a local dipole moment.
Theoretical investigation of magnetoelectric effects in Ba2CoGe2O7
In what follows, we use Gt to denote the graph induced by the first t edges, and given the orientation of each edge, use Dt to denote the directed graph induced by the first t edges.
Getting directed Hamilton cycle twice faster
The generalized Lovelock invariants induced on the probe brane enjoy the induced Poincar´e symmetry inherited from the bulk, while living on a de Sitter geometry.
de Sitter Galileon
From the five-dimensional theory, five invariant quantities can be induced on the brane : The tadpole L1, the DBI equivalent L2, the extrinsic curvature L3, the induced Ricci tensor L4 and finally the boundary term from the Gauss-Bonnet curvature in the bulk L5 .
de Sitter Galileon
We say that a graph G is (2K2, P4 )free if there is no any induced subgraph of G isomorphic to 2K2 or P4 . A graph is called chordal if there is no any induced subgraph isomorphic to Cl (cycle of length l) for l > 3.
Universally Koszul algebras defined by graphs
Since [Z, ΩYs ] is an inverse limit of finite discrete spaces, it is compact and Hausdorff; and since the structure maps Ys → Ys−1 induce maps of the towers that define the topology, the induced maps [Z, ΩYs ] → [Z, ΩYs−1 ] are continuous.
A simple homotopy-theoretical proof of the Sullivan conjecture
A generalized complex structure J on the real 2n-manifold M induces a decomposition of the bundle ∧•T ∗M ⊗ C into subbundles U k, similar to the (p, q)-decomposition induced by a complex structure.
Generalized complex geometry and T-duality
In particular, I+ and ˜I+ induce the same orientation while ˜I− and I− induce opposite orientations.
Generalized complex geometry and T-duality
The reason is that the scatter induced by blazar heating is anti-correlated with that induced by photoheating due to their very different dependencies upon IGM density.
The Cosmological Impact of Luminous TeV Blazars III: Implications for Galaxy Clusters and the Formation of Dwarf Galaxies
For this we prove in our Theorem 3 that S (λ) is induced from a certain subalgebra, denoted GZn, of the group algebra, corresponding to the fact that ∇(λ) is induced from a Borel subgroup of G.
Young's seminormal form and simple modules for $S_n$ in characteristic $p$