indifferent state

indifferent state

the initial period of embryonic sexual development during which the genital primordia of male and female embryos are indistinguishable.
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At intervals we passed a wretched cabin, with a thatched roof, and about it small fields and garden patches in an indifferent state of cultivation.
Her indifferent state of health unhappily prevents her being in town; and by that means, as I told Lady Catherine one day, has deprived the British court of its brightest ornaments.
Norris's indifferent state of health made it an impossibility: he could no more bear the noise of a child than he could fly; if, indeed, he should ever get well of his gouty complaints, it would be a different matter: she should then be glad to take her turn, and think nothing of the inconvenience; but just now, poor Mr.
This country's problems are manifold, lack of industrial strategy, lack of energy strategy, lack of transport strategy, an over reliance on the unreliable banking industry, chronic asset price inflation coupled to chronic wage stagnation, a perverse binary education system which promotes wealthy youngsters to the ruling elite, however mediocre, whilst many highly intelligent poor kids are let down by an indifferent state sector, an NHS which is overburdened because no government is strong enough to limit the damage of alcohol and sugar on the population despite the obvious success of punitive tax on tobacco, a complete lack of concern for the long term health of our agriculture.
Indifferent state officials, with little consideration for the environment, issued a permit.
Many children and mothers have initiated searches only to have their efforts frustrated by an indifferent State or a deliberately evasive adoption agency or care home.
We should never allow ourselves to reach that indifferent state, you have to care; either hate or like but have feelings because with indifference everything goes wrong," she added.
Even the indifferent State Department has found, from time to time, that munitions such as cluster bombs were "likely violations.
They argued in their letter that a national exchange is necessary to preempt states "with indifferent state leadership that are unwilling or unable to administer and properly regulate a health insurance marketplace.