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- proper n. Deep water harbor on Oahu, Hawaii
- proper n. US Navy base at the harbor.
- n. A sneak attack, often using underhanded measures.
- n. A seminal dramatic event that unites a community and arouses it into action against an enemy.
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- n. a harbor on Oahu to the west of Honolulu; location of a United States naval base that was attacked by the Japanese on 7 Dec 1941
One is the catastrophic event model, which I call the Pearl Harbor model, where a dramatic event fundamentally changes how we think and behave.
The English language goes down the USS Arizona in this novel that envisions the attack on Pearl Harbor from the Japanese point or view.
She is on my Heroines List: as Congresswoman Barbara Lee spoke out, as the choking clouds of dust and debris from the collapsed towers was still hanging in the air, so did Jeanette Rankin speak while the name Pearl Harbor was on the front page of every newspaper.
And, of course, perhaps the most important is the Arizona wreckage at Pearl Harbor, which is really a very, very, very sensitive site, and very little well, it's just not touched at all anymore.
I became known as the Pearl Harbor guy at Panasonic.
Examples of the blow are rife in history: thus a Nanking, a Pearl Harbor, a kamikaze.
Word on the street is that the oligarchy are preparing for a new 9/11 aka Pearl Harbor, this time much more horrific, something that will really get the public to hand over every last liberty they have and completely destroy the U.S. Constitution - a government under Dictatorial and Fascist Martial Law.
You could, in a sense, enable -- name Pearl Harbor an act of anti anti-Japanese activity, in the sense it gave the Japanese a bit of a bad name.
Joyce Appleby: I think it will take its place along with Pearl Harbor, which is to say it will be very vivid in the memory.
Then we got a little Sunday-afternoon radio announcement about something going on in a place called Pearl Harbor.