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Hawk

An adviser or policymaker who is consistently concerned with inflation. That is, hawks favor maintaining low inflation over promoting high economic growth. As a result, hawks tend to prefer central banks to set relatively high interest rates. The term "hawk" may apply to persons who are concerned with another economic policy (e.g. deficit hawk), but the term, by itself, usually refers to an inflation hawk.
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Then the Sky Scourge permitted another of his rare smiles to be visible as his hawklike vision spied a field with a well-lighted runway dead ahead.
the clear-cut features, hawklike high-bridged nose, eyes like polished coal under the protecting lintel of eyebrows straight as the firm, thin-lipped mouth, [narrator's evaluation] could only be chiseled by generations of noble forebears.
A girl offers her roses, with a look of trust one hopes is justified, to a bronzed soldier, who has a hawklike glint of approval in his gleaming eyes as he presses her leg.
The fledgling does not possess the characteristic cuckoo call, but rather has developed vocalization that is hawklike. This helps provoke the parental instincts of its hawk-host, or in the event of abandonment, to arouse such instincts in other hawks.(88)
And it strikes with a swift, hawklike dive, not the slow, sweeping glide of an owl.
He's a lean, intense guy, and I soon discover he's also got hawklike vision (20/13) and is so skilled that he's often hired by federal agencies to do bird surveys.
But she still had concentrated attention, an intensely focused gaze (perfectly caught in Max Ernst's surrealist portrait of 1934, which is reproduced in the book) and instant, hawklike decisiveness.
That strong, hawklike beak could take off a finger or two, no problem.
These men recalled prayerful women to whom love meant hawklike watchfulness for their sons' salvation.
The first I saw of him was a brightly patterned shirt, a waist-length ponytail, and a hawklike profile glaring at a computer screen.
a tall, angular patrolman with a hawklike face and bobcat eyes broke the tension.