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Resourcefulness

Buck
clever and temerarious dog perseveres in the Klondike. [Am. Lit.: Call of the Wild]
Crichton, Admirable
butler proves to be infinite resource for castaway family on island. [Br. Lit.: The Admirable Crichton]
Crusoe, Robinson
inventive when shipwrecked on an island. [Br. Lit.: Robinson Crusoe]
duck
from ingeniousness of duck in .eluding enemies. [Heraldry: Halberts, 26]
Fogg, Phileas
burns his boat’s superstructure and decks for fuel and thus reaches London on time. [Fr. Lit.: Jules Verne Around the World in Eighty Days]
Swiss Family Robinson
shipwrecked family carves hospitable life from wilderness. [Children’s Lit.: Swiss Family Robinson]
Thoreau, Henry David
(1817–1862) example of man’s ability to build his own life in the wilderness. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 2738]
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Similar to general learned resourcefulness, research has found that sexual resourcefulness is acquired in the earlier years of life, particularly from mothers (Kennett, Humphreys, & Schultz, 2012).
Second, the preponderance of empirical research on job resourcefulness and customer orientation has been conducted in the developed Western countries, especially the United States.
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learned resourcefulness and parenting styles, have provided a great deal of knowledge regarding their contents and correlates, the relationship between these two constructs is quite limited and has been investigated with different aspects of parenting.
Real-life examples of insurers who employed creativity, resourcefulness and cleverness to develop breakthrough technological and operational solutions.
Modest in scale, yet executed with resourcefulness and sensitivity, Pinos' building is an adroit exercise in the art of making decent, dignified public places and spaces.
In so doing, they help to enhance our resourcefulness, independence and ingenuity.
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A panel of two Allegra employees and three community members will award grants based on the nonprofit's "innovation, resourcefulness and focus with which the grant will be used.
These include such fascinating subjects as the simple wonder of a child, civility, graciousness, resourcefulness, veracity, unpretentiousness, and humor.
Coded" means, too, following the lead of Lois Potter and others and recovering, at times with Empsonian resourcefulness, the complex structure of biblical tropes or persons that resonate strongly with Vaughan's perceived circumstances--the figure of the patriarchal Jacob, for instance, or "Jacobs Bed" as shorthand for the true church recalled by Vaughan in "Regeneration," or of Hezekiah and the subject of sickness and giving thanks in Silex.
Three Chinese brothers demonstrate their resourcefulness and determination as they find a way to keep birds away from their family's rice fields.