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secular

1. not religious.
2. over long periods of time; gradual.

secular changes, trends
changes that occur over long periods, as long as decades.
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As such, it provided the primary medium for facilitating what approximated a reading public among Russia's secularly educated progressive Muslims.
At today's prices, this is secularly considered as 'risky and difficult' to finance by lenders - unless it is backed by the government's viability gap funding.
In both cases, Jews also chose these spacious, verdant settings as the home of the more modern, often secularly oriented institutions they founded.
The "one big thing," the focus of Blum's life and the essence of his character as a secular Jew, arose from his experience during the profoundly antisemitic period of the Dreyfus Atfair, which deeply influenced Blum, diverted him from literary pursuits, and ultimately convinced him to be a Juifd' Etat, a "state Jew," secularly maintaining a life-long commitment to the heart of the French Revolutionary ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity and employing the social justice of his mentor, Jean Jaures, leader of the French Socialist Party, to expand justice for all French citizens.
They're doing this to diversify and expand their product portfolios away from secularly challenged markets like commercial printing.
He said, "To think secularly is to think within a frame of reference bounded by the limits of our life on earth; it is to keep one's calculations rooted in this-worldly criteria.
Considering that they were meant to be the trail-blazers -- representing the fast-growing alternative to the secularly slowing, so-called advanced nations -- that came as quite a shock to the system to many observers.
The criminals have secularly targeted all classes of citizens.
Modern climate models, with secularly changing boundary conditions, are distant (very distant) cousins of this process.
With secularly lower acquisition premia, those effects are reduced.
Christian Wells assemble an impressive group of social scientists to assess both the positive impacts and the negative consequences typically associated with cultural tourism, such as a rise in tourist liminality, the secularly ritualistic behaviors of tourism, and even the idea that tourism can be meaningful to tourist and host alike.
Lyndon Johnson deserves to be secularly canonized for his work on civil rights, but he never will be because of the war in Vietnam.