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  • proper noun A male given name, from Arabic عدنان , meaning "settler". Hebrew עדן "Eden": Arabic Aden عدن


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  • She called Adnan to come and maybe save her, be her knight in shining armor.

    CNN Transcript Jan 29, 2008

  • Captain Adnan Tawfiq, of the Iraqi Interior Ministry, said he had received about 60 claims from families who alleged their relatives were shot by private security contractors.

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  • You mentioned it said that he ` s a manic trigger, Sam calling Adnan this in the text message.

    CNN Transcript Jan 29, 2008

  • "Every day in the street, just while you're sitting somewhere, you can hear five or six rumors, and they turn out to be wrong," said an engineer who gave his name as Adnan.

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  • Two other Hizbul militants - Riyaz Paswal alias Adnan and Ashfaq - were also gunned down in the encounter in Shopian, 55 km from Srinagar, on Monday, the police said.

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  • It is also alleged that several months ago Ali Sumaysim departed the Sadrists to form his own offshoot, to which former Sadrist leaders such as Adnan al-Shahmani and the former minister of heath Abd al-Muttalib Muhammad Salih have adhered.

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  • Agence France-Presse/Getty Images An image grab taken from a video shows Syrian attorney general of the province of Hama, Adnan Bakkour, announcing his resignation in protest against the crackdown on protesters.

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  • Adnan Abidi/Reuters About 52% of charitable donations are made to non-governmental organizations, according to Bain's latest report.

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  • Adnan Abidi/Reuters THE RIGHT LINE: Commuters traveled on a local train Friday past clothes hanging out to dry near the track in New Delhi, India.

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  • BEIRUT—Announcing what appeared to be the highest defection of the Syrian uprising, a provincial attorney general, Adnan Bakkour, slammed President Bashar al-Assad's regime for its brutal crackdowns on opponents and accused it of mass murder.

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