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  • He insisted on fighting the war with a relatively small force, which meant that the Americans did not have enough troops on the ground to keep the peace once the main conflict was over, and he binned – literally – the state department's carefully-prepared plans for reconstruction.

    Tony Blair's A Journey memoir released – live blog

  • It looks very carefully-prepared and well thought-out.

    Journalistic Fairness

  • I was just preparing to launch into a carefully-prepared tale, leaving out such uncomfortable details as scalp-hunting and being Mangas Colorado's son-in-law, when who should slip in but the small man in buckskin.


  • A half dozen Hawkbrothers in blue robes cast a carefully-prepared, bright-feathered bundle of incense and aromatic leaves into the brazier that honored the Tayledras lost over the years the Vale had been in existence.

    Widows and Orphans

  • But when I launched into a carefully-prepared spiel, the Senator stopped me: "You don't need to do the presentation," she said.

    Slick Hillary Burns NY Environmental Citizens Group

  • So it's a choice: watching Sarah Palin being wolfed down by Joe Biden, or listening to our carefully-prepared, on-message leaders deliver scripted lines and try to look spontaneous.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • And I checked into the hospital in Pittsburgh early in the morning, about 5: 30, and released a very carefully-prepared statement mid-morning after the procedure was over and then held a news conference.

    Passion for Truth

  • If it had, he'd be arrested here, or summoned into a carefully-prepared ambush from which he'd be lucky to escape alive.

    The Sum of all Fears

  • They seem to say, we have no grand place to grow in, no carefully-prepared bed, only a bit of old wall for our home, but we are quite satisfied, and we mean to make home as bright and sweet as we can.

    The Life of Duty, v. 2 A year's plain sermons on the Gospels or Epistles

  • Thus, between times of bellowing and screaming his carefully-prepared, rabble-rousing speeches, he watched calmly and contentedly the devious workings of his smooth and efficient organization.

    First Lensman


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