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receptive
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Middlemarch
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  • The attitudes of receptivity are various, and Will had sincerely tried many of them.
  • Genius, he held, is necessarily intolerant of fetters: on the one hand it must have the utmost play for its spontaneity; on the other, it may confidently await those messages from the universe which summon it to its peculiar work, only placing itself in an attitude of receptivity towards all sublime chances.
  • He had regarded Rosamond’s cleverness as precisely of the receptive kind which became a woman.
  • Dorothea for the moment forgot her husband’s mysterious irritation against Will: it seemed fresh water at her thirsty lips to speak without fear to the one person whom she had found receptive; for in looking backward through sadness she exaggerated a past solace.

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  • Congress is receptive of the President’s proposals.
  • She is receptive to reasonable arguments.

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