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- v. Present participle of refine.
- v. the process of purification of a substance
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- n. the process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.)
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You can see the story-telling process at work, what I call the refining and polishing.
But clearly he wasn't happy with his own use of the word refining, which is why as you know, Suzanne, he held a second news conference yesterday to clarify his position and reassert that he is determined to bring the troops home within the 16 - month period that he's been talking about for months now.
She had been doubtless a Norwegian peasant woman, and had known little of what we call refining advantages in outward things; but love and peace and sympathy had made her wonderfully delicate and quick to divine the needs of those with whom she dealt.
Statistical and financial analysis tools have been helpful in refining my decision making process at work.
Focusing on upstream, where returns are several times higher than in refining, makes sense after years when, like other integrated oil companies, BP has neglected exploration in favor of generous dividends and declining but continued downstream investment.
I wouldn't panic, I would just make it a project to begin refining accuracy on that very nice rifle so that you are even more confident in your shot.
Personally, I think what is on the table is a mess ... and they certainly have a alot of garbage to throw out in refining this.
"This is a better performance from Shell, achieved despite continued difficult industry conditions in refining and natural gas markets."
To get refineries built, the government needs to relax some of the restrictions and the oil companies need to figure out how to make money in refining again.
There just isn't an obvious purpose for them in refining rocks on the Moon.
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