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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of expire.
  • adj. that is no longer valid
  • adj. that has been breathed out
  • adj. dead

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. having come to an end or become void after passage of a period of time. Opposite of unexpired.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having come to an end or become void after passage of a period of time


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  • A Republican candidate Mr. Obama nominated to succeed Peter Schaumber after his term expired a year ago also hasn't been confirmed.

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  • Be that as it may, Mr. Gbagbo's rule was marked by a great deal of internal violence, which served as a pretext for his failure to hold a presidential election when his term expired in 2005.

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  • George Pataki , Ms. Shevell is the third-longest-serving current member and has remained as a holdover member since her term expired in 2010.

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  • Her term expired last year, but she had stayed on pending a new appointment by New York's governor.

  • Still, Mr. Manatt was unable to engineer a comeback to defeat President Reagan in 1984, and when his term expired the following year, the party was still viewed as in need of an image overhaul.

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  • Dick Cheney, the former vice president, wondered on a radio talk show on Friday why Ms. Palin had quit as Alaska governor two years before her term expired.

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  • Mr. Hughes was rushed into position Monday because the existing chair, Winnipeg developer Arni Thorsteinson, surprised the board by announcing that he is resigning as of Jan 1, nearly a year before his term expired.

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  • Liebman, who constantly defended the board in her position as its chairwoman - a post she gave up on Sunday when her term expired.

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  • The saga supposedly ended in January when a newly elected president, Porfirio Lobo, took office and Zelaya, his term expired, voluntarily went back into exile.

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  • When his term expired, Governor Warner replaced him on the Board, and the new board reversed these actions.

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