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  • If you read the full 50-page version of the trust's findings, their much-quoted summary statements along the lines that the incident showed "serious editorial failings on the part of Panorama" and that the programme "failed to reach" the high standards expected of a BBC flagship, begin to look like understatements.

    The BBC Trust's finding on Primark is damaging for Panorama

  • The much-quoted line ‘To be or not to be’ occurs in the play ‘Hamlet’.

    P is for Passive « An A-Z of ELT

  • If I may digress for a paragraph, the only thing that stops it from being a very good film is, ironically, that much-quoted god-awful final fifteen minutes.

    Scott Mendelson: Dirty Dancing Remake: Original's Feminism, Liberalism Would Be 'Daring' Today

  • In an informative and much-quoted paper this year, economists Carmen Reinhart and Belen Sbrancia show that it was this brand of financial repression that allowed countries to liquidate a substantial part of their sovereign debts after the war.

    The Treasury-Bund Yield Puzzle

  • In a much-quoted paper this year, economists Carmen Reinhart and Belen Sbrancia show that this brand of financial repression allowed countries to liquidate a substantial part of their sovereign debts after the war.

    The Treasury-Bund Yield Puzzle

  • Where Staying Alive and Being Alive were filled with poems that felt exigent, essential even, in the case of Mary Oliver's subsequently much-quoted "Wild Geese", talismanic, the atmosphere of Being Human, as its title suggests, is more contemplative.

    Being Human, edited by Neil Astley – review

  • "When Ronald Reagan, the much-quoted saint of the Republican Party, made a mistake, as he did in Lebanon, he quickly liquidated it," according to Will.

    Notable & Quotable

  • His much-quoted statement that the president is not above the law is meaningless unless he also believes that the law requires the chief executive to defer to Congress and the courts.

    Supreme Court

  • To choose a much-quoted example, the use of "friend" as a verb has gained ground because of the popularity of Facebook, and now there are several related terms: I might defriend you, or unfriend you, or ponder whether you are friendable.

    Author, author: Henry Hitchings on neologisms

  • The film suggests that the shocking murder was little more than a consequence of the lawlessness at the time, but did tend to confirm that the former Liverpool manager Bill Shankly's much-quoted maxim about life, death, and football could not be more wrong.

    Steve Bruce kick-starts the new referee-bashing season on MOTD

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