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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of broach.

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

  • adj. of a cask or barrel


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  • In another press conference held Sunday, McCain broached the topic of Wright unprompted for the first time, despite previous suggestions that the Wright issue would be an out-of-bounds topic in the presidential race.

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  • After listening to me for several years on how hydrogen, as an alternative energy, can bring peace and everlasting prosperity to the society of nations, Marvin broached the idea of this talk and your brave president, showing the considerable courage of his military background, extended the invitation.

    Hydrogen—Will the First Element be the Final Fuel?

  • It was the morning of the Duchess of Devonshire's rout that Carstares again broached the subject.

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  • Even when I was by his bedside, doing my duty as one of those chosen by birth to stand near during his dying hours, Queen Emma did not cease from her persistency, but again broached the subject of succession, and spoke to the king of the great importance to his people of naming an heir to the throne.

    Hawaii's Story, by Hawaii's Queen

  • Even the notion of a bankruptcy of Greece was broached, which is nonsense for countries: they restructure their debt but never go bankrupt.

    Georges Ugeux: Why it Is Not Smart to Short the Euro

  • Through error or confusion perhaps, but never was the idea broached of sending criminals to the United States, because of a fundamental reason.


  • It was a habit of Mr. Wilson's to meditate before taking action, to listen to advice without comment, frequently without indicating whether or not the idea broached by others had already occurred to him.

    Woodrow Wilson as I know Him

  • A recent flurry of postings from the tagerati on the state of tagging follows up on the idea broached by Phillip Kelleher, and then addressed here in previous posts; to wit, tagging is in a bit of a lull, if not an authentic spate of the doldrums.

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  • I resented the notion broached upon her nomination - that one woman is as good as another, that Hillary voters will fall in lockstep behind her because they wouldn't care about or even notice the difference; that women would be happy to sacrifice their ideals at the altar of simple gender ascendancy.


  • I'll have you continue that line of reasoning that Kelly McCann was going through when the president and his people kind of broached this idea.

    CNN Transcript Nov 27, 2003


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