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  • No one was more exasperated than Kofi Annan, who had been hoping that 2005 might see his own recovery and that of the UN as well from what he called the annus horribilis of 2004—especially since his term would expire at the end of 2006.

    The Great Experiment

  • Recently, a task force of geologists and chemists proposed a new unit of measure called the annus - the Latin word for year - which would use the length of time between one equinox or solstice and the same equinox or solstice a year later.

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  • Nokia would probably not be the force it is today if it had not gone through what company biographer Martti Haikio calls the annus horribilis of 1988.

    Battle Of The Nordic Giants

  • Nokia would probably not be the force it is today if it had not gone through what company biographer Martti Haikio calls the annus horribilis of 1988.

    Battle Of The Nordic Giants

  • "The queen said she had a year called her 'annus horribilis,' and I sympathize," quipped the Sony chief.

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  • Horace Walpole after the so-called annus mirabilis of 1759 when the French had been driven from most of Canada and virtually all of what is now the USA

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  • Many working geologists are objecting to the proposed abbreviation for annus, which is "a."

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  • We are shown how she coped with the dramatic events of1992, the year the Queen famously described as her "annus horribilis" after the marriages of two of her children ended both the Prince and Princess of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of York separated and a major fire that took place at Windsor Castle.

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  • Fonterra's farmers wouldn't have been the only ones to recall the annus horribilis

    Stuff.co.nz - Stuff

  • He looked his usual comfortable if twitchy self, and seemed to pick up right where he left off, with a Godfather-style newsreel, complete with laugh track, that recalled his annus horribilis.

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