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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of obviate.

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Examples

  • Pence then defended his party's opposition to embryonic stem cell research, falsely claiming there were alternatives "obviated" the need for embryonic research.

    Think Progress

  • Pence then defended his party's opposition to embryonic stem cell research, falsely claiming there were alternatives that "obviated" the need for embryonic research.

    Multi Medium

  • Boehner and Pelosi wrote that while they are "mindful of the special place their unique experience holds in the memories of the young Americans privileged to serve as pages over the years, our decision to close the program reflects two current realities: Changes in technology have obviated the need for most page services, and the program's high costs are difficult to justify, especially in light of diminished benefits to the House."

    After nearly 200 years, House page program ending

  • Netflix understood the revolution taking place in the global supply chain, particularly in the field of logistics which obviated the need to carry large inventories.

    Tom Silva: Netflix Opens a Pandora's Box

  • Fortunately for her and for Santa, the problem was obviated by one of the most extraordinary events in the record of this admittedly extraordinary chronicle: The Invasion of the Hard-boiled Eggs. The Origins of the DylanThomassist Insurrection

    Part the Eighth: The Meaning of Christmas « Unknowing

  • Of course, this concern is somewhat obviated due to vigorous advocacy from practitioners who do have such experience.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Someone Like Me

  • Boehner and Pelosi wrote that while they are "mindful of the special place their unique experience holds in the memories of the young Americans privileged to serve as pages over the years, our decision to close the program reflects two current realities: Changes in technology have obviated the need for most Page services and the program's high costs are difficult to justify, especially in light of diminished benefits to the House."

    House to end page program after nearly 200 years

  • What he didn't have was a well-maintained e-government program that might have obviated the need for a snake-filled protest.

    Caroline Anstey: Technology Is Helping the Fight Against Corruption

  • Up until only a few years ago, I firmly believed that all Americans, what I would have obviated by calling "true" Americans, loved America.

    February 9th, 2009

  • Obviously broadcast news really obviated that afternoon paper, which however still persisted in my hometown of Houston until at least the late 1970s.

    Matthew Yglesias » Fred Hiatt Won’t Correct Dishonest Climate Change Columns, Will Lecture Congress on How to Handle Climate Change

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