Blank Slate

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A term referring to the widely held belief that children can be moulded and taught as if they were a blank slate on which anything can be 'inscribed' by parents and society
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The house in Towyn Road is a blank slate inside, although a few colourfully painted walls add some warmth and character.
Describing his role, in the sci-fi drama he said: "It was kind of like a blank slate, we didn't know what we were going to do with the character.
However, JAL s new president and chief operating officer, Masaru Onishi, said on Monday he would start with a blank slate in evaluating the offers from Delta and American.
"We begin the season with a little bit of a blank slate," said Ferrera.
Following the ball's adventures through the military, jewelry thieves, and generous Italian families, a story unfolds through the blank slate of the ball's mind.
What partly displeases Davidson is what she calls his "intellectual bullying," for which she (quite rightly) confesses a "temperamental dislike." Pinker, she argues--and documents--"seriously misrepresents Locke's notion of the blank slate." In rebuttal, she quotes Locke at some length from his fundamental treatise, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690), and from one of his most influential books, Some Thoughts Concerning Education (1693).
Since Sells/Clark is the city's first agency of record, the agency has a blank slate on which to work.
Myers succeeds in making the reader feel what it's like to be in Iraq, though Robin remains something of a blank slate. His friendship with Marla helps shine light on what it's like to be a woman serving in today's army.
"She envisioned a pure approach to teaching the mechanics of movement so the dancer is truly a blank slate for choreographers to work with." The Academy is located outside of Manhattan in Peekskill, NY--close enough to reap the city's artistic benefits, but far enough away to avoid becoming distracted.
"It's almost a blank slate for whatever agenda people want to bring."
''We will begin our work with a blank slate and build our cases based on the information we discover over the next weeks and months.
"We'll be starting under Stan with a blank slate and I'm sure there will be a lot of players with plenty to prove."