from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The state of being prepared, especially military readiness for combat.
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- n. The state of being prepared
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being prepared; readiness: as, preparedness for action or service.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)
Isn't Salter trying to use OBAMA's age against him in response, with the code word "preparedness" filling in for age?
Eventually, preparedness is going to meet opportunity.
Even if the money available to the Department of Homeland Security was wisely spent, it would make only a little difference in preparedness and response.
As Peggy Pascoe reminds us, the point of revisiting their lack of preparedness is not to disparage them, but to remind ourselves of our own shortcomings, three decades after the intimidated ladies 'meeting, despite our access to much better accounts of this history. 63 According to a proverb attributed variously to Chinese or African sources, the best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago; the next-best time is today.
As always scott, your lack of webcomic preparedness is disturbing.
Emergency preparedness is local first, state next and federal last.
Every critic of preparedness is selling something, even if his or her expertise.
So while experts say this is really about long-term preparedness, the war in Iraq is likely to be a decisive factor on how and whether the U.S. military can grow.
A "culture of preparedness" is a fancy way of saying that we need to start thinking about the dangers we face and how to mitigate or lessen their impact.
I did so, not out of any desire to see us develop a military state, although I believed then, as I do now, that preparedness is the first responsibility of citizenship.
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