from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See to take stock, under stock.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. reappraisal of a situation or position or outlook
- n. making an itemized list of merchandise or supplies on hand
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Yes, due diligence, but more importantly a stock-taking of what people really need vs. who can give that to them
SOTU: Rice on Iran - ‘We will do a stock-taking in September’
Equally compelling is the novel's grasp of the spiritual stock-taking that follows large-scale disasters, manmade or otherwise.
There will be a stock-taking process, Mr. Amano said.
But if the accounts recently published by Ryan Lizza in The New Yorker and by Peter Baker in tomorrow's New York Times Magazine can be believed, the stock-taking at the White House has hardly begun.
That kind of stock-taking and forward planning was in fact an underlying idea behind a three-day high-level event that took place at the United Nations in late September.
We learned from Professor Sting he really once was a teacher that the origins of Halloween are from medieval festivals on the last day of Autumn, when it was a time for stock-taking and preparation for the cold winter months.
On December 5, the international community will gather with Afghan leaders in Bonn, Germany's picturesque Cold War-era capital, for the latest stock-taking of Afghanistan.
The Economic Times Doha Round likely to miss 2010 deadline, too As senior officials congregated for a week-long "stock-taking" Doha Development Agenda (DDA) exercise in Geneva today, it is officially acknowledged there is little or no progress in different dossiers of the languishing trade talks since July 2008.
Besides indulging the morose and embittered feelings like an actor, he defaulted to an equally cliche stock-taking of self.
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