(1) He notes that ├ö├ç├┐They fight long attrition wars poorly, and short preemptive wars well.├ö├ç├û(2) Given the early attrition of this particular sample of program participants, the current study was not able to capture the experiences of youth who remained in the program for longer periods of time.(3) Gallipoli was a brutal campaign of attrition , a bloody example of a war which was fought to the last man standing.(4) I should mention before I go through with this final act of attrition that if I misbehaved so egregiously over the past year, it must certainly reflect negatively on you both as parents.(5) As long as the war was kept in that context, they could sustain the years of attrition .(6) There is no gold found more perfect than this, as the current polishes it thoroughly by attrition .(7) Studies of employee attrition across multiple disciplines would also be helpful in identifying common problems and shared solutions.(8) Further, X-rays showed there was no deposit of secondary dentine as would have been expected if the abrasion had been due to natural attrition before death.(9) Their game is a form of physical attrition of the opposition.(10) After these meetings, our employee attrition rate dropped from 13 percent to 11 percent.(11) Matthews also let attrition reduce his commission-based staff.(12) Changes of this magnitude are more likely to occur through concentrated efforts to reduce the workforce than through attrition .(13) Studies on the retention of laboratory personnel have focused on the causes of employee attrition and strategies to promote retention.(14) He said they are committed to ensure that any reduction of staff will be achieved through a process of ├ö├ç├┐natural attrition .├ö├ç├û(15) Research on graduate attrition shows that only 50 percent of Ph.D. students complete their degree.(16) Other studies find that some aspects of part-time instruction could be the causes of student attrition , which in turn affects the eventual transition into the workplace.