(iv) Because of its adversarial character, the legal system tends to draw in as witnesses scientists who are in a sense marginal--more willing than most of their colleagues to give an opinion on the basis of less-than-overwhelming evidence; moreover, the more often he serves as an expert witness, the more unbudgeably
confident a scientist may become in his opinion.
Warm, gregarious, unbudgeably
loyal, he strove to maintain a cozy network of affections despite his long, frequent absences from those he loved--and letters were the only way.
There were, indeed, quite a few more questions, but none were--or could be--addressed to me, since the microphone had been, as far as I could tell, unbudgeably