watchful waiting

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watchful waiting

n espera vigilante
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The students often complain against indifferent attitude of faculty members towards teaching and guidance for research activities and masterly inactivity of the university administration to take appropriate measures for improving the teaching and research environment.
After long hours of sightseeing and meetings in the city, the recreation area proved stellar for masterly inactivity. I strolled and reflected, meditated on life's finer things, watched herons wading under the weeping willows and frogs croaking in the rushes.
To the Editor: When I was a medical student at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, in the mid-1950s a wise old professor introduced me to the treatment concept of masterly inactivity. Sometimes just waiting and seemingly doing nothing is the favoured therapeutic modality.
In the first phase, approximately 1864-1873, Russia assaulted the Central Asian khanates, while Britain engaged in defensive "masterly inactivity." The European publics were of two minds regarding the Russian advances: they applauded the end of slavery but were horrified by the massacres of civilians that typically followed Russian conquests.
I was becoming increasingly fed up of the masterly inactivity of the eye hospital and refused to attend the next inspection, but I went back to the eye surgeon later and told him I wanted a second opinion to see if there was anything to be done at least to remove the discomfort which often prevents me from sleeping.
These are also the months that offer the possibility of redemption for the Congress- led alliance which has wasted three long years through its policy of masterly inactivity and finally decided to act.
The renowned policies of governments like the Great Game, the Russophobe, the Scientific Frontier, Forward policy, Modified Forward policy, Masterly Inactivity etc all are explained in the book.
David Cameron may find the memory of his initial display of masterly inactivity will be just as hard to live down.
Although his success with these macro issues is mainly a reflection of masterly inactivity, he has also been incredibly pro active on micro economic issues, especially those with regional implications.
'There is nothing worse for losing business confidence than masterly inactivity.'