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- n. Plural form of merit.
- n. Intrinsic advantages, as opposed to political or procedural advantages.
- n. Substance, distinguished from form or procedure.
- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of merit.
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_not _excellence if it require to be demonstrated as such: -- and thus to point out too particularly the merits of a work of Art, is to admit that they are _not _merits altogether.
Seriously, this notion of somehow getting the Republicans to vote for a health care bill through earnest persuasion on the merits is as charming as a puppy about to step on a landmine.
No, the doctrine of our merits is altogether unscriptural and antiscriptural; there is no foundation of any good hope upon that account.
The notion that any of you ever succeeded solely on your own merits is amusing and disgusting at the same time.
That will do nothing to help natural-gas prices recover, and BHP, like Exxon, could struggle to persuade shareholders of the deal's long-term merits.
Meanwhile, BHP Chief Executive Marius Kloppers, who said he would give the proposed joint venture until the end of the year before reviewing its merits, is involved in another challenge: trying to convince shareholders of Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan to agree to a BHP buyout.
We definitely needed to talk about all of the different options for phone placement (two) and debate their merits from the perspective of safety.
Above, at 1: 41pm, you suggested that the reason you talk about bias rather than the merits is because you feel that you first need to establish that HRW is not some unimpeachable source.
Discussion on the merits is fine, but Greenwald goes way beyond this, and what pisses me off is that he and I are most generally on the same side!
Whatever the short-term merits of selling AIA, this deal still marks the end of one of the oldest business relationships a U.S. company has had with Asia.
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