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  • Whereas the Greek word "kurios" had a range of meanings, from a title of respect, to a title of leadership, to a name for the sacred, the English translation "Lord" refers specifically to a male European land baron.

    Jim Rigby: Christians Who Want Democracy Must Stop Bowing to a Dictator Christ

  • Whereas the English word has remained a technical term in philosophy and theology, unknown I would venture to say to 99.9% of the speakers of the language, the Russian word has entered common use in the extended sense 'role, capacity'—the only definition in Katzner.

    languagehat.com: HYPOSTASIS.

  • Whereas the French word is enfante as much to say borne as a child, in another verse he saith.

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • Whereas this is the English word that translates the German word in common usage, it is altogether clear that this is not the word that Heidegger is saying with 'Ereignis.'

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  • Whereas the Russian word ruka includes everything from fingers to shoulder, the English hand only goes as far as the wrist.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • Here's hoping they include their sly, angular take on "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" (as heard on their 2006 album "Whereas").

    A Tour of Jazz Heroes, With a Ride on the Coltrane

  • "Whereas," Idalia finished, with a wan smile, "something that is an ongoing offense to the eye and an irritation to the senses of all beholders, like an ill-fitting tunic, is a fault that should be corrected immediately."

    Tran Siberian

  • This resolution, reintroduced in the current congress as H.Res. 397, is packed with a seventy-five "Whereas" clause litany of Christian nationalist historical revisionism.

    Chris Rodda: The Idiocy of Texas and the Threat of David Barton

  • H.Res. 888, with its seventy-five "Whereas" clauses full of distortions and lies about American history, was admittedly, according to Rep. Forbes's cohorts David Barton and Rick Green of of the history revisionist organization WallBuilders, a backdoor way to get the Christian nationalist version of American history into our public schools.

    Chris Rodda: A Little History Lesson For Rep. Walter B. Jones About Military Chaplains

  • "Whereas" introductory language has no force of law.

    Hillary And Obama Campaigns At War Over Bill's Iraq Comments

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