Oh, sure, Joe has a tendency to floss with his own shoelaces.
What economists call assortive mating—the tendency to marry someone you resemble—is on the rise.
The first is the tendency to allow women, but not men, to take advantage of sexual differences.
Beard does admonish the tendency of both academics and popular authors to present speculation as historical truth.
Beck has a tendency to employ a fascinating array of visual aids that are starting to put Jim Cramer to shame.
The tendency which falsifies judgement in this respect is that of idealisation.
He was sorry to see this tendency to aristocracy on the part of members.
Every abridgment of ceremony has a tendency to lower refinement by introducing that sans-gne which is fatal to good manners.
Everything that exists is a force, either action or tendency to action.
Thus even in Ethics there is now perceptible in some quarters a tendency to repudiate the normative standpoint.
1620s, from Medieval Latin tendentia "inclination, leaning," from Latin tendens, present participle of tendere "to stretch, aim" (see tenet). Earlier in same sense was tendaunce (mid-15c.), from Old French tendance.