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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of gate.
- adj. Capable of being switched on and off (normally by means of a signal).
- adj. Have a gate or other restricted access.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having gates.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having gates.
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The term gated communities refers to upmarket, enclosed, high security complexes.
But too often, a wall separates each of us from the world outside, and from others who have likewise taken refuge in their own private sanctuaries -- what we call the gated community of the heart.
Perhaps they don't live in gated communities, make trips to the US to buy just about everything, shop only at Costco, Sam's, Walmart, Superama, and Home Depot.
The very idea of a “man of God” and a “preacher” making six figures, driving luxury cars and living in gated communities, with expense accounts, country club memberships and obese bodies is laughable and obscene.
In a society where the wealthiest are walled off in gated communities and the poorest are isolated in ghettos, our public schools — for all their faults and shortcomings — are still our best chance to give all children a shot at the American dream.
Shadowrun depicts a world where those who are lucky enough to work for the corporations seem likely to live in gated communities, with tight security.
As for the employees of oil companies, they often live in gated compounds, fearful of their surroundings, serving out their time for excess pay.
They lived in gated communities with armed security guards and automatic burglar alarms and triple locks because they were absolutely convinced that the poor people were just about ready to jump in their hoopties and drive out to the rich neighborhoods to start robbing.
But too often, a wall separates each of us from the world outside, and from others who've likewise taken refuge in their own private sanctuaries -- what we might call the gated community of the heart.
But as CNN's Arwa Damon shows us, these so-called gated communities which seem to work fairly well here in America, may not be helping anything in Iraq.
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