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  • It was improbable that it should matter that all 13 parts of the FX series "Lights Out" showed up in the mail in January—a splashily colored package with a picture of a battered boxer on the front cover that looked much like all splashy promotion covers for TV series destined for well-merited oblivion.

    What a Knockout of a Series

  • The real Essien, driving towards the United area five minutes later, would have found a way round, past or through Nemanja Vidic's cold-blooded obstruction, for which the Serb received the first of two well-merited cautions.

    Chelsea ride their luck but Carlo Ancelotti is not fooled by win | Richard Williams

  • The home side, struggling in the Championship and hammered 7-0 at Chelsea in the FA Cup on Sunday, have secured a well-merited if narrow lead to take to the Emirates Stadium in a fortnight.

    Arsenal were 'below par' in all areas at Ipswich, admits Arsène Wenger

  • After the well-merited and widespread praise for the first part of Mullin's diaries last year, it's perfectly possible that he will outsell the Dear (former) Leader as well.

    Diary

  • For a Labour government to set aside social democracy's well-merited suspicion of finance capital was truly criminal.

    The book that has the Tories running scared

  • It has a well-merited suspicion that vested interests based in London will do it down.

    The middle class will get you, Mr Cameron

  • The elected president then offered himself some days of well-merited rest.

    sarkozy – cia – rothschilds – mafia

  • This was followed, in 1587, by the first of the “Faust books,” under the all-inclusive title History of Dr. Johann Faust, the notorious Magician and Necromancer, how he sold himself for a stipulated Time to the Devil, What strange Things he saw, performed and practised during this Time, until at last he received his well-merited Reward.

    The Lampshade

  • But, it is time to start working on sending these plants to a well-merited and much-needed early retirement program as soon as feasibly possible.

    A. Siegel: Another TVA Ash Spill

  • Cook is the nation's second-largest county, marked by the biggest court system, a sprawling health care system, stratospheric taxes, even greater unfunded pension liabilities and a well-merited reputation for ineptitude and political cronyism.

    James Warren: Replacing Quigley on Cook County Board a Lesson in Democracy, Sort of

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