01. She was wearing a beautiful white dress with a lovely [pattern] of red roses on it.
02. Police are studying the five murders to see if there is a [pattern] which would suggest they were all committed by the same person.
03. The [pattern] on the wallpaper in the kids' room is of a tropical jungle with exotic plants, birds and animals.
04. She decided to change the [pattern] for the dress a little because it was longer than she wanted.
05. There is a lovely [pattern] of flowers around the border of the plates and bowls.
06. [Patterns] of behavior among very young children seem to be much the same across cultures.
07. The carpet has a very interesting geometric [pattern] woven into it.
08. Social interactions are typically [patterned] and ordered depending on one's culture.
09. Pitirim Sorokin discovered a [pattern] of apparently trendless fluctuation in the amount of inequality in societies throughout history.
10. Culture has been described as [patterned] and interrelated ideas, symbols, or behaviors.
11. The foundation of the activity of a living cell is a set of [patterns] that describe how it is to function.
12. Dancer Margot Fonteyn once said "Life forms illogical [patterns]. It is haphazard, and full of beauties which I try to catch as they fly by, for who knows whether any of them will ever return?"
13. I read somewhere that no two lions have the same [pattern] of whiskers; they are like our fingerprints.
14. Scientists are now mapping [patterns] of tiny differences in DNA which distinguish one human from another.
15. In ancient China, towns were often arranged in [patterns] so that if seen from the air, the whole community would resemble an animal or a symbolic design.
16. No one has ever discovered two snowflakes with exactly the same crystal [pattern].
17. Tokyo's expressways are built on a radial [pattern] dating from the eighteenth century.
18. Giraffes are well known for their long necks, long legs, and spotted [patterns].
19. Ho Chi Minh [patterned] the Vietnamese Declaration of Independence after that of the United States.
20. The distinctive [pattern] on the hides of zebras allows them to blend in with their surroundings.
21. The Nazca lines in the Peruvian desert form [patterns] which are only really visible from the air.
22. Employment [patterns] are changing, as more workers move to urban areas, and seek jobs in nonagricultural sectors of the economy.
23. A migrating gray whale has a predictable breathing [pattern], generally blowing 3-5 times in 15-30 second intervals before submerging for 3-5 minutes.
24. Doctors now know that distinct [patterns] of speech difficulties are caused by damage to isolated areas on the left side of the brain.
25. Paul Nation suggests that second language learners' attention should be deliberately drawn to the [patterning] of sounds in the second language.
26. The last ice age had a profound effect upon the settlement [patterns] of man.
27. The passage of water from our oceans up into the atmosphere is expressed in the flow [pattern] of the clouds.
28. The prevailing wind [patterns] on earth are a result of the planet's rotation.

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