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  • always be in a state of readiness in mind and body to do your duty (motto of the Boy Scouts)
  • be willing and able


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  • Gleam from it what you will and be prepared to serve some of them up when Georgetown gets its ass waxed!


  • The church hall where the delicacies will be prepared now bears the name Wolston, after family who started it all.

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  • Now sit back in your favorite chair or, better yet, chill in the bed, and be prepared to be tantalized by yet another great read.


  • “Drillbit Flight, be prepared to receive the abort code at any point before that.”

    The Ark

  • Joseph and I agreed that we wanted a strong Madrid political statement that Core Group members were fully prepared to engage in WMD interdictions, and that if we found ourselves hamstrung by voices of timidity, we would be prepared to ice them out of future PSI activities.

    Surrender is not an Option

  • Mr. Hijazi said he woke his wife, who had recently given birth to the couple's second child, and told her to be prepared for a situation that could get ugly.

    For Some Hackers, Goal Is Pranks

  • For our purposes here, I would like to set aminimum goal for you: you should be prepared to buy at least one single-family house per year for the next ten years.

    Creating Wealth

  • In his Monday address, Lee also told his citizens that they should be prepared for re-unification with the North at any time.

    South Korea’s President Request North to End Policy of Confrontation

  • The hard truth is that we must all be prepared to forgo the short-term gains of selling WMD-related, advanced technology and dual-use items to dangerous governments in order to enhance our longer-term security prospects.

    Surrender is not an Option

  • On October 5, he was instructed, “You must be prepared to meet them [Scharnhorst and Gneisenau] in company … Canopus to accompany Glasgow, Monmouth and Otranto.”

    Castles of Steel


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