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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of carry.
  • n. Plural form of carry.


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  • Faculty are "furloughed," although the term carries new meaning, since teaching, research, and service responsibilities have not been reduced.

    The University Is Not a Factory : On the Crisis in the Humanities

  • As a small town in Arkansas and the birthplace of a potential president, the name carries with it an unavoidable poetry, but its importance beyond that falls into the realm of myth.

    Into the Story

  • Plus, the label carries with it a bit of arugula-style elitism.

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  • I assure you that you will not need the lasso that the lady on the label carries to get someone to share this wine with you, if you are lucky enough to have a bottle.

    Finding a Wine You Love? Priceless.

  • Everyone, from grognards to the hippest Indie designers, seems to accept without question that there is such a thing as an old school and that the term carries some meaning.

    "Old School"

  • The label carries the promise that Romney could reverse the fortunes of the GOP and the nation after the Bush years.

    Governor Romney, Meet Governor Romney

  • I agree with PZ Myers that the term carries a lot of baggage, but I see it as a starting point, a place for identifying and building on common elements in human experience.

    On Scientists and Spirituality. | Mind on Fire

  • The influence of the movement, however, extended beyond the Languedoc, and was particularly successful in Germany and the Low Countries where the troubadours were known as minnesingers—literally, ‘lady-singers’, although here the word carries the meaning of an idealized or archetypal woman.

    The Templar Revelation

  • U.S., the issue was whether the phrase carries a firearm meant only “bears on your person” or could be interpreted to mean “transports in the trunk or glove compartment of your car.”

    No Uncertain Terms

  • Indeed, “soldiers” might have been too generous a name for them, since the word carries with it careful training, a military command structure, and sense of order.

    Sir Apropos of Nothing


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