from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Being an enrolled member of a particular organization: a card-carrying Communist.
- adj. Avidly devoted to a group or cause: card-carrying fitness enthusiasts.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Enrolled as a member of an organization, and having a card to prove it; used especially to signify loyal dedication to that organization or the cause it supports.
- adj. Loyal and dedicated to some cause.
Once the samples are in the lab, researchers have a suite of techniques at their disposal to hunt around for microbe DNA, and specifically for 16S rRNA, a gene that Colwell called "card-carrying evidence that you are alive."
A card-carrying cold warrior, he secretly sold weapons to Iran and Iraq, illegally funded the Nicaraguan Contras, provided aid to a Guatemalan army later accused by a UN-backed truth commission of carrying out "acts of genocide", and supported Osama bin Laden's mujahideen in Afghanistan, and Jonas Savimbi's Unita in Angola.
But it was picked up by radio host, former Seattelite, and friend John Moe (@johnmoe), who followed my efforts with his more professionally humorous entries (he is a card-carrying humor professional, after all):
I could easily become a card-carrying party cell secretary, and in my case I dont even need a Chinese passport since as a Jew, I am considered to belong to an overseas Chinese minority.
As for libertarianism, I need to brush up, but I would hope that any card-carrying libertarian would be outraged when people are judged strictly according to their age.
Blockbuster failed to leverage their traffic, thousands of stores, or loyal card-carrying customers.
But he said he longs for his life before the fall of Saddam Hussein, when he would import fine fabrics from London's Wembley Market and was a card-carrying member of Baghdad's chamber of commerce.
Despite all the young blood, some of the night's best moments were delivered by card-carrying AARP members -- one-time Oscar fixture Billy Crystal, a CGI clip of Bob Hope and a deliciously feisty Kirk Douglas, who basically stole the show.
As a card-carrying member of "the professional left," I've had my share of disappointments over the past two years.
(Harriet Myers was hounded by the rightwing when "the smartest man she ever met", George W. Bush, appointed her; the Kochs and their comrades could not be certain of her votes as she was not a card-carrying member of the Federalist Society despite George W's curious 'guarantee' that she would never change).
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