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I must say that I, for one, will really miss coming home from a good night out with a heathy wheeze, my nostrils ejecting generous quantities of blackened snot clogged with blood, and my eyes watering

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The funeral industry rips off people in the moment of grief

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Rest assured on that

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Members of Congress have been lavishly wined and dined by lobbyists for years

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Gorgeous actress Kate Beckinsale grabbed the hearts of York males as an amazing 64 per cent said she would be their favourite choice to wine and dine on a romantic evening out

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The catering division is used regularly by the Taoiseach to wine and dine visiting dignitaries at Government Buildings and Farmleigh House

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The one room building was lop-sided now, and a portion of the roof had collapsed in on itself, causing the steeple to lean and crumble

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Throwing confetti during the wedding scene was a pure delight

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Then again, this is a man who attracts insults like a bride attracts confetti on her wedding day

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How to run a convincing bluff

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Find out all of the latest trends in moustaches, beards, goatees, sideburns and soul patches

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The territory could be used as bargaining chips in any negotiations

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But a decision to sell off its shopping centre interest would be a major surprise as it gives the council a huge bargaining chip in negotiations over town-centre regeneration

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She is not a type of person who hoards her money in the bank for her own sake

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Thousands of antiques hoarded by a compulsive collector

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The stony desolation of the desert

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What once had been a city was a desert now, a vast field of emptiness and desolation

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All around them desolation and destruction saturated the crumbled and falling buildings on each side of the street

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Stale baguette

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The company has three new models in the pipeline

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He said there were further plans in the pipeline to develop the Heversham site for community and educational use

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Officials rushed to determine whether they were signals from the black boxes before the beacons fail silent

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This is an important and encouraging lead, but one which I urge you to treat carefully

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A 193-metre-long container ship ran aground briefly on Sunday afternoon

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It has been blown off course by monsoon winds

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It came to halt just feet away from the promenade, which is popular with joggers

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No one abroad or ashore was hurt and the vessel appeared to have escaped unscathed

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Whether sleeping rough in the remotest places or enjoying the fauniferous hospitality of the locals in inhabited ones, being incommoded was somehow integral to the experience

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Age incapacitated him for war

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He came by last night and attacked my servants, mortally wounding one and incapacitating the other and threatened me with my life if I did not hand the gems over

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But no one had the inside track for the position

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The plan is to let five players compete for two open starting jobs in training camp, but Claridge should have the inside track for one position

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Sexual harassment is a serious and insidious problem

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The obstruction and harassment is subtle but insidious and seriously affects the ability of the aid agencies to do their job

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A julienne of vegetables

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to julienne squashes, cut thin peelings into strips an eighth of an inch wide

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On a recently aired episode, after instructing a volunteer to julienne some vegetables, Flay jeers at her inferior knife-work, inciting the rest of the room to laugh at her expense

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You may send in your contributions in the form of cheque or draft or money orders directly addressed to

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Well, I have got to act my age

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However the Government plans to address the problem have hit a snag, with the newly appointed coordinator quitting before his job has even begun

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It might be slight ludicrous to invent an artist out of thin air, although that is not strictly impossible

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You are encouraged to take reference from existing publications

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Start on my cue

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He has tight lips

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Did you use the unwritten protocol

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The funeral of an inspector is given only for those killed in the line of duty

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In the United States, in the last three months, we have lost about 56 police officers in the line of duty

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He called on the government to review its provision of payments for soldiers injured or killed in the line of duty to prevent the need to buy private insurance

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He ducked out in the stretch and he looked beat before straightening out and accelerating

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It was a long drive, and by the time we check in to our hotel, I am beat

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There was something inherently unglamorous about someone sitting in front of a screen, spilling their guts

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But spilling my guts on an Internet blog diary everyday is not something that I am into

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Whosever squeals will answer to me

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With so many young players, it might be difficult to get everybody on the same page

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Politically, we are seldom on the same page, but we seem to agree that this madness has gone far enough

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He was involved in a fender bender while driving without a license

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You probably remember it-a woman claimed that she had gotten in a minor fender bender with a man in California

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I was out of line

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He was glad his friends were hitting it off with Kelly, especially since the start of her day had been kinda rough

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So they decided to bombard me with personal questions about my best friend, and we hit it off at once

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A pen-pal programme

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Keep your personal life on hold

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He is up for parole

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You are messing with me

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New architecture can respect the old without aping its style

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Startled women tend to mimic those around them, aping relatives or imitating things they see on TV

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The first rule is, if you have not much time then do not make the front garden a copy of your back garden, with high-maintenance beds, lawns and boundaries

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She is the most high-maintenance person who ever lived, throwing tantrums at the least provocation: I have not had a bath for seven hours

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This made me jittery, fidgety, wired, and slightly more insane than usual

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My twitchy, fidgety mind was already having trouble settling on any single subject for more than thirty seconds

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A man went berserk with an arsenal of guns

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After the match a section of the spectators went berserk and pandemonium raged

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A drunken holidaymaker who went berserk on a plane during a fit of air rage was today beginning a two-year jail sentence

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Mark gave him a murderous look

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A brutal and murderous despot

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A bum day

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I think you should also say to a writer, you cannot be all things to all people, but in terms of bums on seats, disabled audiences will come to the theatre, Jenny reveals

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Corporate sponsors are great but ordinary bums on seats guarantee a regular income and help to create the mind of atmosphere that will encourage the team to do business on the pitch

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For the most part they are the seekers, slackers, and free spirits who tend to avoid the straight life, such as it is, for as long as they can

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This is a ploy to smoke the mole out

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This is the only smudge on my record

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You are right on the dollar

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He stuck out the neck for her

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Cut flowers cannot bear fruit

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My apologies for filling your Friday with frequent trips to the photocopier

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Drawing near the three-month high

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Hang Seng China Enterprises Index reversed the six-day uptrend by moving down 78 pts to 22345 after filling certain downside gap on 3 January yesterday

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A move sweeps aside capital controls on up to 500 billion yuan of stock transaction

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The so-called through train scheme, first floated in 2007 and which directly links the two stock exchanges, was formal announced by regulators

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The bourses would join forces

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It could be a trigger point for a long-term shift that would gradually see the yuan replace the dollar as the main unit of commerce in the city

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Brokers are guardedly optimistic about the through train scheme

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Truth is that some news agencies cannot wait to get dirt on the military so they can embarrass the Bush administration

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I have dirt on him

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The bullet, fired at point-blank range, hit him in the middle of the back

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He refuses point-blank to be photographed or give interviews

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If Mother could not open up to Christina, especially in the face of a point-blank question, she could not open up to anyone

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It may be an invention to discredit his posthumous reputation and supporters

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His remarks were taken out of context in an effort to discredit him

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Without marijuana, they would be housebound-weak, unable to hold down food and wracked with muscle spasms

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Those in pain, or housebound by illness, will not be impressed by waiting list cuts if they are still expected to wait years for treatment

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They take up residence at the Pavilion Theatre for the annual pantomime of silly jokes and bad wigs in an all new, up-to-date production of Jack and the Beanstalk

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It goes without saying that no visit with the local midwife or the general practitioner was offered before the 15th week

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The undisputed champion

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If you do not agree, you forfeit the match

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a big, squashy leather chair

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The rooms are furnished in period style with squashy sofas and chairs in intimate groupings complete with photographs and hunting trophies from bygone eras and current family snaps

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Beijing has left the door open on the possibility of a pan-democrat being allowed to run for chief executive in 2017

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The right to select chief executive hopefuls

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The martial art epic The Grandmaster scooped 12 prizes at Hong Kong Film Awards

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Last-ditch effort to save a Paris landmark

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Across one large wall, a purplish strand of smoke pulsated and contracted, cohering into a monstrous head

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There was also Art and Drama Workshops and of course a Sports Day while the last day the Local Fundrums group put in a brilliant pulsating performance which went down really well with everyone

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He had circled around to come to the village by the south, on the pretence of making it appear that he was headed for Kaye

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I do not think it is by accident that men try to cover up their true sexuality and in many cases go through the pretence of being heterosexual

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One point Hanson alludes to is the real difference between the Japanese kamikaze as a tactical weapon of terror and the fanatical suicide zealot as a terrorist

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The next mistake concerns the Japanese decision to use suicide troops, or kamikazes, in the later stages of the war

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The view across the harbour at night looking towards the neon lights, a silhouette of a junk against the setting sun, or the hubbub of lively business and commerce in a 24-hour city are quintessential images conjured up in the mind when one thinks of this exotic location

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I think it was an honest and reasonable mistake for them to make at the time

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The forums were honest, objective attempts to address the facts, and they have succeeded beyond our expectations

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That is evidenced by your quite sufficient and engaging eye contacts

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His university degree pays off handsomely

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Police particularly want to interview anyone who saw the trailer being uncoupled from the tractor unit or can identify the vehicle which towed it away

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Public housing rents will be uncoupled from income

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The company claims the wage rise is totally unacceptable and has refused to lift the lockout until the union ends all industrial action

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Union leaders said they expected the lockout and blamed the employers for inflaming already tense negotiations

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Illiterate villagers and destitute slum-dwellers will have an equal say alongside Mumbai millionaires in picking their government

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Who does not also deplore the fecklessness and venality of Indian politicians

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A decade under a coalition led by the Congress party has left it rudderless

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The overwhelming favourite

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Mr Gandhi would ascend to office as if by divine right

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He propelled to the top by sheer ability

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The orgy of murder and rape in Ahmedabad and the surrounding towns and villages was revenge for the killing of Hindu pilgrims

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He vowed lifelong celibacy

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The news deliberately misled an uninformed public and whipped them up into a frenzy about it

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There was just a bunch of liberal activists whipping up needless hysteria

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Dog-whistle politics is deplorable in any country

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But in India violence between Hindus and Muslims is never far from the surface

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The violence is on an alarming scale

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India at its finest is a joyous cacophony of peoples and faiths, of holy men and rebels

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A sectarian slaughter

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She took a gutsy decision to

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They are constantly told that college is the gateway to the middle class

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She plonked her glass on the table

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Arts and humanities courses doubtless nourish the soul, but not all fatten the wallet

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Plonk the money in 20-year treasury bills

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It is a profligate user of energy

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Since February revolution ousted Mr Yanukovych, gas has become a stick, not a carrot

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More than 100 passengers are unaccounted for after ferry sank off South Korea

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The Chinese central bank has decided to double the daily trading band for the yuan against the US dollar from tomorrow, marking a step forward in giving the currency more flexibility

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The central bank vowed to step in as needed to stem any large swings

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Write in stream-of-consciousness style

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A hedonistic existence of booze, drugs, and parties

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He will lead a hedonistic life of unrestricted sense enjoyment, lording over everything and everyone

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The toilet has clogged up

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Others will selfishly hog a space all day and not give fellow drivers a fair chance to park conveniently

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However, it is in his present status as autodriver that he hogs the limelight

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You are running a fever

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Go by the book

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You are imagining things

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To skip town

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Wild goose chase

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Many employers are putting their foot down when it comes to hiring veiled women

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I have thought of putting my foot down but I have a sneaking suspicion some of the unruly behaviour is vaguely familiar

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Frivolous ribbons and lacy frills

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Then, if the lawsuit is frivolous, why should it produce grave consequences for Germany

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Drug companies claim the union and consumer plan would encourage frivolous lawsuits

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But when the weather is inclement, you either have to inure yourself to the cold and wet or stay in with a good book or a jigsaw

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Deploy cranes to hoist the ship

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The crowd had been waiting for hours and many were becoming restive

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Such resentful people easily become restive; should a promising opportunity to throw off the oppressor dominion present itself, they may seize it

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At a hearing earlier this month, the accused pleaded guilty to causing an affray during a fight in a pub in April

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Crime is up, and jails, which disproportionately incarcerate blacks, are the biggest industry in several states, he says

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She raised her hand to hail a cab

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Keeping in mind that the fact that I was female, alone and in one of the worst neighborhoods in New York I hailed a Taxi cab that was in desperate need of a car was

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I may bridle at the strange young thing who rings up out of the blue and breezily hails me by my first name but it does not help when the company she represents can only be reached through her

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A lovey-dovey couple whispering sweet nothings amidst nature breathtaking splendour, besides a couple of glass paintings are other brilliant pieces created by the young and upcoming artist

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Both of them were her best friends but watching lovey-dovey scenes between the two was a vomit-inducing phenomenon for her

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I am the odd man out

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He has never played rugby, but is an ardent fan and a supporter of the game

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He was a leading and ardent enthusiast for the very inward investment that he now equally enthusiastically disclaims

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A thrilled ride

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To vent it out

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She manages a brash, confident, and sassy manner that works well in the part, but is not overdone to the point of being unwelcome

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The dial on your dive watch would send a Geiger counter into cardiac arrest

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The old scale was analog, with a dial and a pointer that waggled a bit unless you stood perfectly still

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Not me, evidently: and so my first step was taken on that slippery slope leading down to a kind of gentle madness

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This leads them down a slippery slope until, at the end of the play, they tear each other's throats out

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She wears flats today

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He landed a well-paid job

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Such heavy responsibility must receive commensurate reward

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The sample size is commensurate with related studies reported in the literature

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Salary will be commensurate with age and experience

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Do not be dramatic

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I will take that deal

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The armies are short on supplies

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The economist in him trump the romantic

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I need a place to lay low

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I am suddenly nervous and snappy with Dan, who is driving the support van

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It should have clear headings, concise paragraphs and snappy sentences

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Dialogue is snappy and modern and peppered with expletives

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He was looking snappy in his cool button-up shirt that he did not button-up all the way, his trendy denims, and his new white shoes

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The charity has warned anyone approached by the impostor to contact police immediately

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The budding scientists of today will need to prepare themselves to do battle with silliness, impostors, tricksters and fraudsters

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It is perhaps the most disgusting, grotesque and repulsive thing ever shown on television

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They have all done things that are repulsive and disgusting, and each one is probably haunted by that

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In the recent past, there have been protests wherein agitators had either blindfolded themselves or gagged their mouths to express their ire

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Furthermore, the authorities must speed up the investigative checks on the detained protesters to ensure that those who were lured into the protest by agitators are set free as soon as possible to return to their loved ones

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Those who represent the Pentecostal movement say that missionaries function as apostles

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Liverpool has edged closer to a first league title

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Hong Kong love affair with fatalism really needs to end

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Almost all of manufacturing industries have closed or decamped

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The relentless logic of capitalism is to follow the money, and it is a logic that defies argument

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US giants such as Chrysler and GM were destined for the dustbin of history and set to be replaced by manufacturers in China, India and South Korea

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Competitors from as far afield as Aberdeen

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The pub has run a successful jazz club for about two years and regularly attracts members from as far afield as Bristol and Swindon

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At first the monkeys were intrigued with the computers and typed all sorts of stuff, even though it was meaningless gibberish

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He burst into hysterical tears of confusion, speaking a line of nonsensical gibberish

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Consequently I now have a reputation as a sourpuss and a grouch

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It is far more entertaining and funny than the sourpusses want you to think

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Get a nice sweat

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I cannot sleep a wink

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I watched the door all night and did not sleep a wink

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So restless that she could not sleep a wink and therefore had left her cozy bedroom

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Everyone on the show adores him and men and women were queuing up to fuss him

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Freya crouched down and fussed her, not minding her face being licked enthusiastically

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She is that quintessential middle American ideal-a soccer mom

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She plays a Texas soccer mom who has to raise three kids alone after her husband leaves her for a younger woman

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The challenge is to win the fight to be ordinary-not to be forced into the role of camp court jesters or brazen sapphic hussies

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Depending on your age, morals and various points of view, she was either the sexiest piece of work around or a brazen hussy or both

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he and his government were lurching towards an angry showdown with their critics

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After the match a section of the spectators went berserk and pandemonium raged

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his eyelids were leaden with sleep

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Drowsily, in a voice leaden from heavy drinking, he hits me up for a favor: Fill in for him in an arena concert Kiss is giving that night, only hours away

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If Martin could keep a high-maintenance girl like Tania happy, he must be doing something right

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Humbled David Moyes took his sacking on the chin

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In a dignified response to his sacking, Scot said he relished his time at United despite reports suggesting he was angered by his dismissal

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The yuan extended its downtrend against the dollar yesterday to touch a 16-month low

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Policymakers have pledged to move gradually towards full convertibility of the yuan, and bringing with it the uncontrolled movement of funds in and out of the mainland

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It is to these various reproaches that I shall endeavour to reply today

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Many may be surprised at the mention of humanism in this connection

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She kept her shoulder-length hair coloured its original shade of ginger-at her age, its natural shade would be thickly laced with white-and her figure was as slender as ever

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The research result finally hit the newsstand

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You are trespassing on our generosity

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The most obvious reason for decanting a wine is to separate it from any sediment that has formed in the bottle which not only looks unappetizing in the glass, but usually tastes bitter and/or astringent

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Bully for her, and bully for you if you have a similar situation

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However, with back-row players going down like ninepins on tour, was he convinced he would get the call

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Despite some anomalies-in the number, for instance, of women voters-they seemed to show states falling like ninepins to Kerry

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Do not be. Let me

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I will bid you a good day

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Be happy for my sake

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You have my support. And you mine

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Are you feeling more yourself

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You gave us quite a fright

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It is very obliging of him

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The very happy and obliging young service ladies were resplendent in snappy white shorts and tops

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A very pleasant and obliging man, he gained the popularity of everybody

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No worry. There is no harm done

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The plot contrives miracles and coincidence to suggest there is something deeper going on behind the free-wheeling mess on-screen

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I was satisfied, however, that her account of the relevant conversations was an honest one, in the sense that they had not been deliberately contrived by her as a false account

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The luminous mould has been developed by researchers at the commercial offshoot of the school of biological sciences at Edinburgh University

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The experience gained there obviously did not go astray as she now has a thriving business, which developed as an offshoot to the Country Markets

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Steel your mind

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He was actually worrying and pining in his heart, but he could not say anything

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She thinks I am pining away from love

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Not just in a figure of speech kind of way, but genuinely in love-jittery in its presence, pining during its absence, utterly fulfilled and completed during the time you spend with it

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They are brothers, not in blood, but in bond

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He talked with all the fervour of a new convert

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She said it was carried through with great fervor and passion and involved a total commitment to the environment within the school

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The band perform with the such passion and fervour, it is hard to believe some of the songs are over a decade old

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One was as tall and skinny as a lamppost, one was fat and round like a ball, and the other two were so short they were almost midgets

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You led the lamb to the slaughter

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To twist the very fabric of nature

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This is a riddle you cannot solve

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You made a front page

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I emerge enlightened

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To widen my gaze

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The guest speaker was Graham Walton, the father of the only girl sextuplets in the world, who proved an entertaining speaker, regaling the audience with anecdotes about life as the only male in a family of seven women

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During the interview at the Cowboy Arms Hotel, Clement regaled me with enough entertaining stories to fill a book

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Christopher let out a wail

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To object to this is not mere pedantry

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So scrupulous, and so close to perfect: that is the impression the reader is intended to glean from such exercises in pedantry

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The president halted construction of the fourth nuclear plant in an attempt to head off yet another political crisis amid growing calls for the project to be scrapped

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They occupied a four-lane avenue despite repeated police calls to disperse

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Recent call to banish foreign words in Chinese publication and broadcast has soon met with scathing sarcasm and mockery online

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the flow of water had undermined pillars supporting the roof

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And yet, the way he handled the events that followed gradually undermined his position

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This could undermine years of hard work

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The film is let down by a convoluted plot in which nothing really happens

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Make sure you stay away from long, convoluted arguments that demand intense concentration to follow

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Critics say the plan would create an unwieldy bureaucracy with a hidden agenda

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The project of fixing our political system is an unwieldy one for those of us with a theoretical bent

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He was indignant at being the object of suspicion

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Yet the same amount of indignant anger seems to have deserted them when it comes to their own colleagues

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Consequently, Tessa wrote an angry and indignant letter to this newspaper denying that she had said any such thing

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Doctors are not infallible

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Politicians must present themselves as infallible, incorruptible, incapable of dishonesty

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It was not an altruistic thing at all, but she did believe deep in her heart that an infallible God, a God that would never steer her wrong, was telling her, requiring her to do that

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He found it difficult to cope with the adulation of the fans

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There will be no trophy or congratulation, no hyperventilation or applause or adulation

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Pope Francis canonized both the former pontiffs

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Cheers and applause rang out across St Peterss Square after the historic double canonization as many in the crowd fixed their gaze on huge tapestries of the two popes on the facade of the basilica behind Francis

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Never before have a reigning pope and a retired pope celebrated mass together in public

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In John Paulss native Poland, bells rang out as soon as Francis pronounced the two men saints

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The atmosphere in St Peterss seemed sombre and subdued

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John Paul was widely credited with helping to bring down communist rule in Eastern Europe and hastening the end of the cold war

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He continued many of the reforms but tightened central control, condemned theological renegades and preached a stricter line on social issues

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The path to sainthood

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A miracle is usually a medically inexplicable healing

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If a miracle is determined, the person can be beatified and is given the titled Blessed

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Manchester City boss tight-lipped on title chances

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They remained in cautious mood

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They focused on the task at hand

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The midfield talisman doubled their lead in the 43rd minute

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Adding the Premier League title to their League Cup triumph is far from a foregone conclusion, though, with City facing a difficult trip to Goodison Park on Saturday to face an Everton side still in the hunt for Champions League qualification

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This league will be decided by a very narrow margin

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Engage in small talks

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The kitchen was immaculate and almost clinical

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The leaves were sad and had browned on edges and the dressing was too pungent with no sweetness to cut through the tartness and acidity

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Turn from an impudent kerbstone flower girl into a lady refined like a duchess

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It contains a lot of propaganda based on very little scientific fact

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We were given substandard flavours and ingredients while bombarded with propaganda

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I am barely managing to conceal

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I am not sure if I am going to be able to make it. To be honest

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Are you still up for meeting later

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People are within their right to

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I do not really fancy the idea of

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328

At the last count, fifteen applications were still outstanding

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329

I got everyone into two rows and did a count to make sure everyone was all right

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330

Despite losing the election, Colm Burns was in buoyant mood, pointing to the fact he topped the polls at the first count

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Typically, chimney sweeps will begin with a physical inspection of your fireplace or wood stove, the chimney or flue pipe, the spark arrestor and any other components of the system

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He reassured that the College had endeavoured to improve the interpreting facilities

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Central printing could be practised for required reading materials

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Students raised concern on the deficiency of reference textbooks for their learning

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Some students expressed that the theory-laden discussions might appear less appealing

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Students were willing to bear part of the course fees as their impetus to attendance

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Foundation to Chinese language would be of paramount importance

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The American doctorss affectation of a British accent has drawn much criticism

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Harry recently confided in friends that

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He found her too needy and it just was not working out

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This is an amicable decision and they are very much still the best of friends but they have decided to go their separate ways

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They hope that they will be be hounded now that the news emerged

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They always tried to keep their relationship out of the spotlight

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The couple had been seen out and about, enjoying dinner dates

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As much as he enjoyed his career, it paled into insignificance beside the love he felt for his family

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As much as I know that we need to take the rough with the smooth, I think some smooth would be very nice right about now

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Swift half; quick pint

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348

Do you want to be a floor mat

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349

There need be nothing passe or dated about its use, provided its mathematical variability is honored

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Some talk as if you were the skunk at the garden party

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He is a wily, nefarious skunk, is what he is, gang

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She is infatuated with a handsome police chief

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Alex becomes intensely infatuated with a female executive, while Victoria continues to befriend a classmate in crisis

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She became infatuated with the handsome Fergus and he was able to elicit the secret of his opponentss strength

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355

Still a teenager, Lou became infatuated with her newfound benefactor and yielded to his seductions

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356

A low-interest loan from a benefactor allowed them to build a floor for the exhibition hall

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News that a mystery benefactor has chipped in money to provide City with more time to find a buyer will further boost morale

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Having said all of this though, I believe that it would be remiss of me if I did not challenge Ms Cherry to substantiate her very strong statement

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359

I lifted my jacket to my nose for a sniff-I could still smell the acrid stench of the gas

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360

The stench of rotting fish

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In the same way as a magnifying glass can be used in bright sunlight to set fire to dry tinder, sound energy can be focused and used to raise temperatures to the point at which the cells will die

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Queenss berries, family jewels, your nut sack, the ball sack, your coconuts

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Congratulations. Well deserved

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You do not have the ball. I can grow the ball

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365

You are selling out

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To play catch

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The kids were making a racket

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The guys were making a racket and amid the commotion were cries of victory

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It stinks to high heavens

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Dress in rags, tread in slippers

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371

An eerie green glow in the sky

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They are concerned for elderly neighbours who can be left terrified by the eerie silences on the end of the phone

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You are dressed to kill

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Our destiny lies beyond hotpot

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375

We have no booking policy

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376

Competition seeks pictures of mainlanders relieving themselves in public

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377

As he notes, cults of holy images have been the subject of a long debate in Christianity

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The cult of the pursuit of money as an end in itself

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It did remarkably well at the box office, and garnered a strong cult following among college-age Americans

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Shooting took about a month and the film became a cult classic among many people

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381

A laurel wreath

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The Queen laid a wreath at the Cenotaph

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383

Mourners placed flowers and wreaths at the graves, including one where two sisters Alina, 12 and Ira, 13, were laid to rest together

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384

This would be a bruising, no-holds-barred grapple

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This was a tough no holds barred encounter which threatened to spill over at several junctures such was the committed and no-nonsense approach adopted by both team

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It is a totally honest account of what it was like to be with the front line pickets, no holds barred, a wonderful document, he says

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387

Beef brisket noodle

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Every family cultivates its vendetta; every clan, its feud

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389

That deadly combination has let loose a wave of vengeance killings, tribal vendettas, mercenary kidnappings and thievery

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There have been personal vendettas pursued that way, though they are rare

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This is simply a slice of life

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To swoop in for the kill

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393

My girl and I are drifting apart

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Chat up lines

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Bobby, a nickname for policemen

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396

Open-jaw ticket

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397

If you are trying to get 100 musicians to play your symphony, you had better have your ducks in a row before you walk into the hall with an armload of scores

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398

The other board members pay attention if I present my case forcefully, and I can be enough of a pain that they make sure they have their ducks in a row before bringing up any new spending increase

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399

I am usually a fun date

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I will keep you in the loop

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401

Down toward this latter end of the spectrum are folks who are more than ordinarily apt to confuse the wish and the deed, the belief and the fact

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402

We have an innate tendency to avoid pain, and therefore we are apt to conjure up rationalizations that justify our behavior

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403

He was a monk and maverick philosopher; she, the apt and eager pupil

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404

He regarded him with a mild smile and slight shake of his head, just like a teacher might regard an apt, but lazy pupil

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405

When he turned his gaze to regard the trees, he realized that they seemed to be fading in and out of existence whenever he attempted to focus on one

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406

To play helpless

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407

The market remains range bound

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408

Against extraordinary odds Davie and Alan fight their way out of their shipss cabin-and in a moment of desperation Alan recklessly scuppers the ship when he ignites a barrel of gunpowder in the hold

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409

And a growing environmentalist movement in the country has already scuppered a leading mining project

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410

In the new age of fluidly changing computer skills it is the kids, reflexes honed by years of electronic games, who lead the field, not the greybeards

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411

Would you care for a tea of coffee

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412

I can crack on with training now and try and get back in the first team

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413

You have to put it to one side and crack on with it

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414

I had never set foot in a courtroom before; it was cold and smelled like damp, musty wood

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415

Many species of hedgehogs can roll up into a ball, hiding all vulnerable areas of the body under the protective spines

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416

Most of the admissions were due to dehydration, gangrene and septic wounds

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417

A congenial man with a neatly trimmed white beard, he is a classic civic booster who loves to extol his hometownss virtues

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418

No presumption has ever existed in favor of a judging style congenial to moderates

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419

What he has to say may be congenial to the beliefs of many, but one cannot overlook the feeling that the relations between his ideas and evidence sometimes feel slight

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420

The reason he had the respect of such a wide range of his younger peers was the quality of his poetry-not just his congenial personality

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421

Sometimes the situation necessitates sacrifice

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422

The child face puckered, ready to cry

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423

The cherry lips puckered and the brows drew together as she struggled to remember, and I smiled slightly

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424

The eye asks if the green, frilled geranium puckers, clustered at angles on each stem, are similar enough to stop time

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425

A simmering stew sat in a large cauldron over an open fire; the smell alone made his mouth water

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426

They remain seething cauldrons of anger, frustration and discontent that rest on an underlying current of tension and raw violence which can explode without warning at any time

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427

Inwardly he was seething at the slight to his authority

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428

The product of a broken home, Tim seethes with a silent rage that manifests itself in exceedingly destructive ways

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429

Hard fast rules

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430

The two unassuming hippies took on a corporate Goliath

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431

He rarely has time to stop and think about the A-Z of musical Goliaths he has worked with, but he muses, I have been very fortunate

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432

Should a girl wish to elicit gasps of admiration from her friends and family when introducing her latest beau, a Blues rower is an ideal date

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433

A school beau

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434

Prince Charming

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435

A slight degree of petulance had crept into his voice

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436

He is very eclectic and his mix of abilities is so different from the common concept of an artist

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437

Heady romantic longings are fragile materials

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438

The faiths hence provide us with a gallery of witnesses at the ceremonial beginnings of our marriages and thereafter they entrust a vigilant role to their deities

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439

We do not know, as it is often pointed out in a seductive and dramatic aphorism, because God is dead

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440

if we assume from the start that we of course made God up, then the argument rapidly breaks down into a tautology

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441

Religious codes began as cautionary precepts, which were then projected into the sky and reflected back to earth in disembodied and majestic forms

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442

We did not dare to admit that we ourselves had formulated them, lest this expose them to critical scrutiny and irreverent handling

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443

Macau is facing a major capital-flight crackdown amid Beijing concerns that tens of billions of yuan in illicit funds are being funnelled out of the mainland and into casinos in contravention of national currency controls

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444

The state-backed bank announced a raft of measures

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445

Take the problem of payment card transactions to worrying levels

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446

He may have been going through a bad patch

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447

You have to do that to get the best out of him, but he was just having a bad patch at the moment and we expect him to bounce back soon

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448

He also had a bad patch over a holiday in Majorca as a guest of media people, though he broke no rules and the story was puffed up far beyond its importance

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449

This shakes us up a bit

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450

You may find the new world is to your taste

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451

Only time will tell

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452

Lydia scooted away quickly and tried not to blush when he opened his eyes and looked around for her

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453

They scooted off on their bikes

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454

The new movement emphasized discipline, not riddance or punishment as a method of solving the criminal problem

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455

When riddance by bullet emerges as the most expeditious way to dispose of her husband victims, she is eventually even prodded into becoming the executioner of Clint

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456

Good riddance to all the fanatical hangers-on

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457

So having packed up all our stuff at Lorraine yesterday morning, and bid farewell (or good riddance, depending on your point of view) to Timmy and Oscar, we have managed to make it a grand total of five miles across town

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458

The other nations here shed no tears when the United States announced it was leaving; if America chooses not to take part in a global debate on racism, they reasoned, then good riddance

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459

We have not even started monetizing our growing community of users, and will shortly be doing so

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460

We will figure out how to monetize the largest user base on the Net

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461

A cardboard cutout of himself

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462

Date and no mate

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463

Students have contracted a highly contagious disease (eg measles, chickenpox)

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464

Both sides should just batten down the hatches, prepare for a very long 2004 and remember that miracles, or even acts of God, do happen

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465

The flooding was surely an act of God

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466

The project faces expensive delays

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467

Archaeological find raises doubt about the Shatin project finishing on time

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468

The archaeological study started in late 2012 and has since grown in importance

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469

To make way for

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470

Hong Kong universities have been eclipsed at the top of the Asian rankings by institutions

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471

The university has slumped to fifth, supplanted by National University of Singapore

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472

Singapore and Korea have been in an upward trajectory in recent years

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473

State sector is Chinass secret sauce

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474

The Chancellor dismissed rising inflation as a blip

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475

The drop last year is likely to be a small blip in a general upward trend

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476

They are just a minor blip in the general scheme of things

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477

Economies of scale aside, the state sector has provided essential organization, capital and the ability to survive turbulence collectively. That is the Chinese edge, like it or not

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