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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of pare.

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Examples

  • "_Pugnavare pares, succubuere pares_," said Ralph by a flash of inspiration, and looking at the girls.

    The King's Achievement

  • And filtering for HD streaming titles pares down the selection even further.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • The $55.8 billion two-year budget pares from nearly every state program and agency, and it privatizes some of them, including some prisons and maybe even the Ohio Turnpike, if the legislature approves.

    The Buckeye Budget Lesson

  • LONDON— Royal Dutch Shell PLC Friday said it has agreed to sell most of its downstream business in Chile to conglomerate Quinenco for about $614 million as the oil major pares down its global downstream operations to focus on fewer and larger markets.

    Shell Sells Chile Operations for $614 Million

  • If you look at “advice and consent” as a term of art, it always appeared in the post-revolutionary state constitutions in the context of either a plural executive of which the nominal head of state was primus inter pares, or of an executive whose most important powers were subject to the control of a privy council with constitutional authority to veto his decisions.

    Matthew Yglesias » Presidential Trouble

  • Stanford professor Bob Sutton has followed up his wildly popular No A**hole Rule with a simple book that pares leadership down to its human essence: are you a good boss or a bad boss?

    Weekend reads: The books edition

  • The bonus award comes days after RBS announced an expected 3,500 job cuts as it pares its investment bank in areas such as corporate broking, equity capital markets, and mergers and acquisitions, amid challenging market conditions.

    RBS Bonus Draws Criticism

  • HSBC said in a statement it agreed to sell its Japanese private-banking business to Credit Suisse Group AG, in line with a global business restructuring it announced earlier this year that will see it cut 30,000 jobs as it pares back small or inefficient operations.

    HSBC Sells Japan Private-Banking Unit

  • That's partly why his team pares its trading positions before the data come out and don't trade in the few minutes afterward.

    U.S. Monthly Employment Report Not The Final Word On Jobs

  • Now liberals are arguing for resisting Republicans, saying Mr. Obama will deflate his base voters if he signs onto any agreement that, for example, pares Social Security benefits.

    Foes Plan Post-Vote Deals

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