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  • n. A sign or signal indicating that a hindrance or danger is clear.


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  • To be sure, investors aren't ready to call the all-clear on the myriad challenges still facing the global economy, from soaring oil prices, political instability across the energy-exporting Middle East, and nuclear risks after this month's Japanese earthquake.

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  • They seemed almost cartoonish with their silly, different-colored “terror alerts” that had done little except raise fears only to call the all-clear with no explanations…sort of like the boy who cried wolf.


  • He’d just called an all-clear on the third bomb in less than two minutes, but the first one had cost nine.


  • I am so saddened to hear that she has been afflicted with Breast Cancer, but thrilled to hear that she has been given the all-clear!

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  • "What's driving these moves is a second-guessing of the all-clear signal that was sounded in the final week of June," said Matthew Alexy head of New York foreign exchange for TD Securities.

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  • A rival offer from National Australia Bank Ltd. was blocked by Australia's competition regulator, which gave the all-clear to the AMP bid.

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  • Law enforcement officials and more than a dozen fire trucks had converged on the center, where concerned residents with leashed dogs in tow were waiting for the all-clear to go home.

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  • Mercifully, genuinely heartwarming public concern for the horse's welfare was quickly allayed when the all-clear came back from the stables.

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  • NASA has given the all-clear to the three crewmembers of the International Space Station after tracking data indicated a small piece of Chinese space junk poses no threat to them.

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  • He sent Silver an all-clear, then leaned one shoulder against the door.

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