Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of para.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Like their guerrilla foes, the "paras" became directly involved in extortion and the drugs trade, and forced thousands of peasants from valuable land, generating vast wealth.

    Colombians hunt for disappeared loved ones - and their murderers join search

  • Mr. Uribe has been fighting the FARC even as he has tried to reduce violence by the "paras," who have sometimes been complicit in killing trade unionists.

    Uribe Calls Pelosi's Bluff

  • The story centers around Max Parker, a slimy Los Angeles tabloid reporter sent to interview a rich man, Barrington Boles, who claims to have invented a machine that can break through the barrier between parallel worlds, dubbed "paras" in this novel.

    How chaos can be fun

  • In Northern Ireland, the IRA were Catholics and the "paras" were Protestants, but their differing opinions on the necessity for salvation of faith and good works versus faith alone didn't have a whole lot to do with why they were fighting.

    Archive 2005-11-06

  • Many leaders were extradited to the US, but many lower-ranking "paras" who failed to find jobs or promised state assistance have returned to trafficking drugs.

    Taipei Times

  • Many leaders were extradited to the US, but many lower-ranking "paras" who failed to find jobs or promised state assistance have returned to what they know best - trafficking drugs.

    The Guardian World News

  • After years of complicit silence, the final report of the OAS [verification] mission warns that 7,000 of the 32,000 ex - "paras" are disconnected from the Reinsertion Program and that some "continue to commit crimes even as they remain in the Program."

    Plan Colombia and Beyond

  • In the late 1980s this part of Colombia became a base for paramilitary groups, or "paras," founded by three brothers from the Castaño family: Fidel, Vicente and Carlos, who came up through the ranks of the infamous Medellín cartel of Pablo Escobar.

    t r u t h o u t

  • I just past the selection centre at pilbright, i got into the paras which is what i wanted, im not overly excited as i know it is going to be a challeng.

    Army Rumour Service

  • I asked a number of participants what they were protesting, whether it was something specific or "just everything as usual," and after laughter received a whole range of responses from "our 6% pay raise which has been in arbitration forever," to "the treatment of 'paras' meaning 'paraprofessionals' to "oh, the usual."

    Teachin' and Protestin'

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