from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Lagoa dosPatos A shallow tidal lagoon of southeast Brazil. Separated from the Atlantic Ocean by a wide sandbar, it is an important fishing ground.


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  • "Premised on mistrust of governmental power, the First Amendment stands against attempts to disfavor certain subjects or viewpoints," the Court said.

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  • Premised on the notion that ESG factors are "non-economic," the DOL bulletins are also dramatically out of step with market realities.

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  • These things thus Premised I Come to the Consideration of the Point before me, and am of Opinion the Prepon'ts are Not Entituled to Any

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  • Premised on the belief that counter-insurgency campaigns must be population-centric - in other words, dominate territories and thus deny insurgents contact with the population - the strategic foundation of India's war against Maoist insurgents is flawed.

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  • Premised on unlimited economic growth propelled by global market forces and powered by fossil fuels, the neo-liberal development model has not only led to the brink of ecological catastrophe; it has created a wide chasm between the global rich and poor.

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  • "Premised on a continued supportive policy stance worldwide, a mild growth of 2.4 percent is forecast" for 2010, the report added.

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  • "Premised on a continued supportive policy stance worldwide, a mild growth of 2.4 per cent is forecast" for 2010, the report released on Wednesday added.

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  • Premised as it is on the postulation that it was the perception that Umno had "swayed far from its original struggle and raison d'etre" that had led to the loss in popular support, the intent to revive the idealism and purity of purpose that existed earlier, but had been lost and destroyed, makes sense.


  • Premised, in other words, on a workforce being trained in schools whose budgets are being cut, and jobs grown from research at state institutions whose budgets are being cut even more

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  • Premised on a meaningless, contentless category, the quest results in a record entirely without qualities: neither beautiful nor filthy, lilting nor urgent, bizarre nor pummelingly mechanical.



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