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  • v. Present participle of blockade.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. blocking entrance to and exit from seaports and harbors


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  • There is no way that such a blockade, even with Congressional blessing would ever be allowed, considering that in blockading Iran is basically a strategic take over of the main waterway of the majority of the World’s oil supply.

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  • In that case, it becomes clear that while it is not criminal, it is a hostile act that entitles the blockading nation to respond inkind.

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  • A demand was then made by the so-called blockading powers that the sums ascertained to be due to their citizens by such mixed commissions should be accorded payment in full before anything was paid upon the claims of any of the so-called peace powers.

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  • U. S.A - Last year, ex-Vice President Al Gore called the blockading of construction sites of new power plants as an appropriate response to the environmental crisis facing the planet.


  • Till the reduction of the revenue tax, a few years ago, rendered "blockading" no longer profitable, the whole settlement was engaged, in connection with several white men, nearly as poor as themselves, in a petty traffic in illicit tobacco.

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  • The necessity and the difficulty of thus watching the squadrons of an enemy within his ports -- of "blockading" them, to use a common expression, of "containing" them, to conform to a strictly accurate military terminology -- are more familiar to the British naval mind than to ours; for, both by long historical experience and by present-day needs, the vital importance of so narrowly observing the enemy's movements has been forced upon its consciousness.

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  • The RNC 8 deny having any operational involvement in the sandbag incident, but admit that some members may have planned acts of "civil disobedience," such as blockading the Xcel Center. Site Feed

  • He goes on to say, when asked about how Gaza blockading will continue, "Egypt has never blockaded Gaza," and that that was an "Israeli policy," and that Egypt has always operated at their border crossing within the legal confines of the agreements they've made.

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  • When uprisings came -- as they now have -- Israelis and their supporters would not have had to fear that the uprisings would create new governments much more hostile to Israelis who are still occupying the West Bank, blockading and bombing Gaza, and destroying Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem.

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  • If Lebanon's airport is indeed a launching pad for unlawful operations at various levels, then blockading it with cumulative sanctions would shackle the tripartite alliance among the regimes in Damascus and Tehran and Hezbollah in Lebanon.

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