Inflex

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Inflex To bend; to cause to become curved; to make crooked; to deflect.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • inflex To inflect; bend; flex or curve inward.
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Quotations

  • David Hume
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    “Where ambition can cover its enterprises, even to the person himself, under the appearance of principle, it is the most incurable and inflexible of passions.”
  • Marguerite Gardiner Blessington
    Marguerite Gardiner Blessington
    “The chief prerequisite for a escort is to have a flexible conscience and an inflexible politeness.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Flex Inflect

Usage

In literature:

Catherine found the duke as inflexible as he had been the day before.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume IV. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
The queen made some efforts to retain him, but M. Necker remained inflexible.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume VI. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
Officiously polite in her manners, and inflexibly attentive to her interest, she seemingly acquiesces in every thing you propose.
"A Residence in France During the Years 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, Part I. 1792" by An English Lady
Officiously polite in her manners, and inflexibly attentive to her interest, she seemingly acquiesces in every thing you propose.
"A Residence in France During the Years 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, Complete" by An English Lady
It did not insist that the stove-pipe form should rule inflexibly.
"A Walk from London to John O'Groat's" by Elihu Burritt
An obstinate, inflexible, unforgiving Temper is odious upon all Occasions; but here it is unnatural.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
She did it unhesitatingly, and as a righteous and an inflexible judge.
"The Grimké Sisters" by Catherine H. Birney
He is of inflexible character, and I fear that his wrath will grow double at the sight of me.
"Eastern Shame Girl" by Charles Georges Souli
But if I find them inflexible, I will set out, and attend you without delay; for I long to see you, after so many years' absence.
"Clarissa, Or The History Of A Young Lady, Volume 8" by Samuel Richardson
It has an inflexible rule that its proceedings are to be kept inviolable.
"What eight million women want" by Rheta Childe Dorr
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In poetry:

But that in tasks of public duty proved,
Onward with faith inflexible he trod;
Alike by Fortune's dazzling lure unmoved,
Or stern Necessity's relentless rod.
"Sheridan" by Thomas Gent

In news:

ON the subject of brunch, the chef Colin Alevras holds inflexible opinions.
So to parse Miller's statements, we are left to understand that the program is certainly with merit, but due to his own inflexibility needs to be canceled.
Inflexible pledges don't serve constituents.
Inflexible AYP standards cast unfair spotlight on Kaneland, other school districts.
Don't Kill the Health Insurers With Inflexible Mandates.
EEOC takes aim at inflexible leave and work restriction policies.
Maybe Crennel's presence in the locker room is strong enough to offset his inflexibility .
It's again an issue of an inflexible, complex system, out-of-date zoning and an inability of the city to act quickly when faced with other more competitive choices from other nearby cities.
Loans are inflexible and a burden in today's weak labor market.
A more gradual and flexible process is far better than the sudden, inflexible cuts built into sequestration.
Progressive Rearrangement of Subtilisin Carlsberg into Orderly and Inflexible Conformation with Ca2+ Binding.
The star is rather inflexible, actually.
Everyone's relationships are threatened on a regular basis by a squad of dragons with names like Fear, Mistrust, Anger, Jealousy, Selfishness, Inflexibility, Low Self-Esteem, and those evil twin demons, Stupidity and Ignorance.
Much of the feedback on the proposed rules and the timeline for meeting them had a common theme—they were unreasonably ambitious, inflexible, and onerous.
So, here are a few inflexible rules and regulations designed to help you on your way to spontaneous daily bliss.
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In science:

It is inflexible partly due to monolithic design and require IT staff to be involved with each change in business requirements.
Thin Client Web-Based Campus Information Systems for Fiji National University
They are generally inflexible and hard to apply in all cases, so steps are frequently bypassed. As a consequence, spreadsheets are often developed and implemented in a piecemeal fashion. Maintenance follows a defined approach, but is often time-consuming and inefficient.
Applying the CobiT Control Framework to Spreadsheet Developments
TAM optimization. The first integrated method for Wrapper/TAM cooptimization was proposed in [5,6,7].[5,7] are based on fixed-width TAMs which are inflexible and result in inefficient usage of TAM wires. An approach to wrapper/TAM co-optimization based on a generalized version of rectangle packing was proposed in .
Efficient Wrapper/TAM Co-Optimization for SOC Using Rectangle Packing
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