from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. Variant of banns.
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- n. Plural form of ban.
- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of ban.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See banns.
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I still will not respond to comments here, nor will I allow a flamewar to brew, but I will not be banning people, and I've in fact lifted all the bans from the last go-round on this topic.
This is reminiscent of 2008 when, in the wake of Lehman Brothers' collapse, authorities in continental Europe, the U.K. and the U.S. put in place short-term bans on short selling of stocks, a practice in which investors bet they will go down in value.
I understood that 'Open Office FTW' comments and the like would result in bans from commenting - please get rid of these useless tosspots asap.
Preview: When Sheldon Penny bans from the apartment of …
IIHS and HLDI President Adrian Lund says, “The point of texting bans is to reduce motor vehicle crashes, and by this essential measure, the laws are ineffective.”
In addition to the late-term bans, other new restrictions include:—Regulations in Kansas specifying what drugs and equipment abortion clinics must stock and setting requirements for room sizes and temperatures.
Critics of the late-term bans say other women in predicaments like Deaver's may be forced to choose between traveling out-of-state to get an abortion or proceeding reluctantly with a pregnancy after learning the fetus has a severe anomaly.
They may not drastically slash the overall number of U.S. abortions — 1.2 million a year at last count — but they have emboldened anti-abortion activists, angered abortion providers, and will likely make decisions all the more wrenching for women affected by the late-term bans.
Mary Spaulding Balch, legislative director for the National Right to Life Committee, said she was pleased the late-term bans got attention from lawmakers amid widespread fiscal problems.
Palin bans books, is anti-choice and thinks that we should give up science in favor of creationism.