- n. Plural form of desirable.
“Among those desirables is that captured prisoners not get tortured, but as Damian says, we cannot lose sight of the importance of the mission, and we cannot allow it to fail just because we could not bring the level of humanitarianism in Kandahar up to a standard Canadians are comfortable with.”
“The city is cited in a number of texts (under the name of Tadmor) as having been built by King Solomon, and with Roman conquest grew to be an extremely prosperous and elegant city, with a key part to play in the importation of desirables from the East to the Roman empire.”
“Something like the 'No False Scotsman' fallacy, where instead of progressively shrinking and qualifying a definition to keep out undesirables, it gets expanded more and more to pull in desirables.”
“In effect, our conservation agenda is a form of racism which divides the animal kingdom into "desirables" and”
“People who try to achieve the same look only to fit in to the 'desirables' which the media states.”
“* Sea fishing (with 4! 's) and buying a boat is high on Mr. 's list of desirables”
“Also tonight in Santa Cruz, the city council was voting on banning sitting on public park benches for more than an hour, and also sitting on the sidewalk, and a host of other things aimed at eradicating the less desirables from downtown in an effort to increase public safety.”
“All very fine, but the list of desirables you end up giving pretty much amount to ... making an e-book more perfectly mimic a book.”
“Four-fifths of us will live in dense urban areas, and increasing awareness of the carbon and water footprints of well-travelled food will have pushed locally grown produce even further up the list of desirables.”
“Few would object to those desirables, but before Brooks 'advice congeals into conventional wisdom, it is worth noting that it is truly bunk.”
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