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The dorm room was not conducive to studying.
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  • The dorm room was not conducive to studying.
  • The city core offers an environment conducive to the arts.
  • They want to create an environment conducive to both small business success and consumer protection.
  • Government sponsorship of religion has not proved conducive to religious growth.

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  • Decentralizing power and economic incentives are conducive to giving new ideas a chance.
  • The coach created an environment conducive to building team spirit.
  • His spending habits are not conducive to achieving his financial goals.
  • The planning commission’s focus on growth is not conducive to protecting the environment.
  • Her lifestyle was not conducive to healing.
  • The rule of law is conducive to individual liberty and economic growth.

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  • They want to assure public policy is conducive to business growth.
  • "Who would you rather kiss?" Madison asks.
    Sierra leans back on the couch. "Let’s start easy. Pug or poodle?"
    I laugh. "You mean as in dog?"
    "Okay," I say. Poodles are cute and cuddly, but Pugs are more masculine and... As much as I like cute and cuddly, a poodle won’t cut it. "Pug."
    Morgan scrunches up her face. "Ew! Poodle for sure. Pugs have that pushed-in nose and snorting problem. Not conducive to kissing."
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • I got sidetracked into dealing with other people’s ideas and words rather than my own, and that’s hardly conducive to creative effort.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • What also conduced to Bagration’s being selected as Moscow’s hero was the fact that he had no connections in the city and was a stranger there.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The nature of my relations with her, which placed me on terms of familiarity without placing me on terms of favor, conduced to my distraction.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Fancy yourselves in security, and what now, perhaps, increases your terror, may be made conducive to enjoyment—
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • But bear in mind that the last five years haven’t exactly been conducive to starting new relationships.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • The vermin ditch of Benares is no less conducive to giddiness than the lions’ ditch of Babylon.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • A full stomach conduces to inaction, and the cub lay in the cave, sleeping against his mother’s side.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • Neither of us had a social life to speak of—Iraq hadn’t been conducive to that—and my dad well, he was my dad, and I didn’t even bother asking.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • He eyed his good lady with looks of great satisfaction, and begged, in an encouraging manner, that she should cry her hardest: the exercise being looked upon, by the faculty, as strongly conducive to health.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • He understood why Aron could not work at home in an atmosphere not conducive to hard clean thought.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • But the life I lead, Miss Manette, is not conducive to health.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Dick thought, for example, that nothing was more conducive to the development of observation than compulsory silence.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Scrooge expressed himself much obliged, but could not help thinking that a night of unbroken rest would have been more conducive to that end.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • When I had arrived at this point and had become as well acquainted with the theory and practice of natural philosophy as depended on the lessons of any of the professors at Ingolstadt, my residence there being no longer conducive to my improvements, I thought of returning to my friends and my native town, when an incident happened that protracted my stay.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • John was a mild man, but he was human, and after a long day’s work to come home tired, hungry, and hopeful, to find a chaotic house, an empty table, and a cross wife was not exactly conducive to repose of mind or manner.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • The stench in the back of the truck wasn’t conducive to hunger, but eventually, rolling slowly through the night, his animal instincts won out.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Or rather, capture, torture, andthen kill us, none of which are conducive to establishing a close relationship.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • ’I am bound to state to you,’ he said, with an official air, ’that the business habits, and the prudent suggestions, of Mrs. Micawber, have in a great measure conduced to this result.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Now in the local institutions I, as a nobleman, see nothing that could conduce to my prosperity, and the roads are not better and could not be better; my horses carry me well enough over bad ones.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • This majesty of passion is possessed by nearly every man once in his life, but it is usually an attribute of youth and conduces to the first successful mating.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • What! at three-and-twenty to be the king of his company—the great man—the practised politician, who is to read every body’s character, and make every body’s talents conduce to the display of his own superiority; to be dispensing his flatteries around, that he may make all appear like fools compared with himself!
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • Pusillanimity Desire of things that conduce but a little to our ends; And fear of things that are but of little hindrance, PUSILLANIMITY.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • And as a high moral tone can hardly be said to conduce very much to either one’s health or one’s happiness, in order to get up to town I have always pretended to have a younger brother of the name of Ernest, who lives in the Albany, and gets into the most dreadful scrapes.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Importance of Being Earnest
  • ) lively hope that it will conduce to the happiness, the (glad to have had the honour of making your acquaintance, Mr. Carstone!
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • At this very moment he is wild to see you, and occupied only in contriving the means for doing so, and for making his pleasure conduce to yours.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • Little can be said in favor of prison, but enforced isolation is conducive to study.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Our life together, I began to realize, had settled into a pattern that was not conducive to renewing any kind of passion.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Wedding
  • The room was cold and sterile, and it did not seem conducive to anybody’s getting well, but Lou was not counting on medicine to make the woman better.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • There are so many considerations to attend to, and surely the daily consorting with the insane would be far from conducive to a tranquil existence.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • As the nobleman of cultivated taste surrounds himself with whatever conduces to his culture—genius—learning—wit—books— paintings—statuary—music—philosophical instruments, and the like; so let the village do—not stop short at a pedagogue, a parson, a sexton, a parish library, and three selectmen, because our Pilgrim forefathers got through a cold winter once on a bleak rock with these.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Therefore, God and the gods are only convenient means—themselves of the nature of the world of names and forms, though eloquent of, and ultimately conducive to, * Sanskrit: mayda-sakti.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • It was not conducive to either the morals or the honor of those working for this great company, and they would not allow it.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • It was a backstreet conducive to brief meetings between men who did not care for their conferences to be observed.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • To what will it conduce?
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • Having emerged from the poverty and obscurity in which I was born and bred, to a state of affluence and some degree of reputation in the world, and having gone so far through life with a considerable share of felicity, the conducing means I made use of, which with the blessing of God so well succeeded, my posterity may like to know, as they may find some of them suitable to their own situations, and therefore fit to be imitated.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • She did not like Trenor’s unusual excitability, with its too evident explanation, and the thought of being alone with him, with her friend out of reach upstairs, at the other end of the great empty house, did not conduce to a desire to prolong their TETE-A-TETE.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • First, then, we warn thee not too hastily to condemn any of the incidents in this our history as impertinent and foreign to our main design, because thou dost not immediately conceive in what manner such incident may conduce to that design.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • He now realized that matrimony — at any rate with Praskovya Fedorovna — was not always conducive to the pleasures and amenities of life, but on the contrary often infringed both comfort and propriety, and that he must therefore entrench himself against such infringement.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  The Death of Ivan Ilych
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