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  • n. Plural form of drib.

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Examples

  • Bush had kept this claimed power obscured, letting it out in dribs and drabs of directed leaks, and hints and winks in public statements; but Obama has taken us beyond that, to the open declaration and institutional entrenchment of the principle of death without due process for citizens.

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: April 9, 2010

  • I had finished the first 100 pages by 1998, writing it in dribs and drabs.

    Interview with Brad Gealey

  • True Mr. Obama has removed troops in dribs and drabs, we still have 124,000 US military in the country.

    Mr Wars | SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles

  • One gets them in dribs and drabs, a bit from a song lyric, another bit from a news story on the radio, a third bit from something in a book that made you angry.

    the plot of our life sweats in the dark like a face

  • Besides 10 and 100 oz bars, though, I think 1 oz bars would be big sellers if the premium were significantly lower than Maples and the like (especially among little folks like me who can only afford to buy in dribs and drabs).

    Demand the silver you want! Or make your own!

  • In a passing observation, I've slowly but surely in dribs and drabs caught up on watching the first 3 seasons of House.

    Slowly recovering

  • In fact, as long as a society makes such improvements in dribs and drabs, the population will keep up, and the result will be a more complex, potentially more fragile society, with no higher standard of living.

    The Malthusian Trap « Isegoria

  • I've read it in dribs and drabs which can't have helped but in actual fact that's all I wanted to read it in, I couldn't sustain a long haul read for some reason and just kept putting it aside after 20 pages or so.

    Not so Suite Francaise

  • Companies might come in dribs and drabs to the market buying extra stocks of silver, or they might see others moving and stampede the market in a very short time.

    Archive 2006-10-29

  • It did not happen all at once on a Tuesday, when some fascist government came to power; it happened in dribs and drabs, so gradually that we hardly noticed it, with a law here and a rule there and a little tightening of security over there, and always for our own good, to keep us safe, to protect us.

    Freedom

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