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  • v. Present participle of cement.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Nearly every time, those efforts ran into GOP leadership that was only involved in cementing its power … and nothing else.

    Waldo Jaquith - On history, revisionist. (See also “On thinking, wishful.”)

  • The hostage-takers Bowden spoke with expressed little regret at their seizure of the embassy, but most, like Mirdamadi, lamented the role they played in cementing the repressive rule of the clerics.

    Into the Den of Spies

  • What an invaluable factor in cementing relations within the Empire that sentiment is!

    The East Indians in Canada

  • He was instrumental in cementing the ties of affection between our Indian Empire and the Home country by having the Queen proclaimed Empress of India.

    The Jews and Patriotism

  • Washington (CNN) - President Obama took a key step in cementing his judicial legacy Monday, nominating Solicitor General Elena Kagan to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court.

    BREAKING: Obama taps Elena Kagan for Supreme Court

  • GOLD And BEN CASSELMAN An oil-drilling procedure called cementing is coming under scrutiny as

    WN.com - Photown News

  • "I know that we've been together a long time," Claunch told the Times, "but the idea of cementing this relationship seems unnecessary."

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  • Though the investigation into the explosion that sank the Deepwater Horizon site is still in its early stages, drilling experts agree that blame probably lies with flaws in the 'cementing' process -- that is, plugging holes in the pipeline seal by pumping cement into it from the rig.

    Randall Amster: Black Gold -- the Lifeblood of War

  • A drilling procedure called "cementing," which is meant to secure the walls of a well, has often caused blowouts in the Gulf, according to a 2007 study, and it's a suspected cause in this case.

    ProPublica: FAQ About the Gulf Oil Spill

  • Though the investigation into the explosion that sank the Deepwater Horizon site is still in its early stages, drilling experts agree that blame probably lies with flaws in the "cementing" process -- that is, plugging holes in the pipeline seal by pumping cement into it from the rig.

    Halliburton May Be Culprit In Oil Rig Explosion

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