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


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  • -- _Write twenty complex sentences whose clauses shall be joined by connectives of adverb clauses of real cause, evidence, purpose, condition, and concession, and by connectives of noun clauses_.

    Higher Lessons in English A work on english grammar and composition

  • Another ornament, too, is found here; for after certain statements finished in a single tone of voice, which we call clauses and sections (membra et caesa), but the Greeks "koola" and "kommata", there follows a rounded sentence (ambitus sive circuitus) which the

    On Christian Doctrine, in Four Books

  • Now, there are countries that have signed the treaty and have signed with what they call clauses, which sort of allow them to express their concerns, or caveats on the treaty.

    Democracy Now!

  • The Costa people were probably worried about their decision and have put in clauses to limit their indemnity against current sentiment.

    On John Updike « Tales from the Reading Room

  • The civil rights group Liberty, which analysed clauses from the new Immigration and Citizenship Bill, called them an attempt to introduce compulsory ID cards by the back door.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • N, I sense that certain clauses of the Blogging Constitution are being flouted of late.

    A Fire Raging in Islington

  • This was proposed in clauses in a bill which applied to the whole of the UK.

    Archive 2007-10-28

  • And in the same way, telling someone like Scalia that of course unelected jurists will have discretion in filling in the meaning of open ended clauses is a feature not a bug will be cold comfort to him.


  • What do you think of the provisions in clauses 13-16, and the requirements of the super affirmative resolution procedure?

    The Legislative & Regulatory Reform Bill: A Slippery Slope?

  • If the United States Government believes that certain clauses in the Geneva Conventions should no longer be operative, the legitimate course of action would be to convince the signatories to the Conventions to discuss changes in the proper forum.

    Think Progress » Bush, Cheney, and Powell Repeatedly Pushed False Evidence To Justify War


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