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  • noun Plural form of cleavage.


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  • But we're trying to get at the underlying patterns of politics, political developments, ongoing tensions in society, what political scientists call cleavages about race and gender and class and ethnicity and so forth.

    The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World

  • JihadBeydoun we're doing pretty good here in the middle east heidi: D RT @heidimontag cleavages Afghanistan from Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan even as tensions simmer between the NATO allies on Iran and the Middle East.

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  • It is perhaps also the album that allows these two sides to separate more than any other album in their catalog, as the title ( "cleavages") implies.


  • Subsequent analyses have provided evidence in the normal embryo for a signal sent by micromeres and their progeny between fourth and sixth cleavages, which is required for normal endomesoderm specification, as monitored by endo16 expression, as well as for timely gastrulation (

    PLoS Biology: New Articles

  • This first aftershock also rippled through American politics, causing new cleavages and alliances within the electorate.

    American Grace

  • Questions about how much Catholics trust Protestants or how much secular people trust evangelicals, for example, are treated in Chapter 14 as part of our discussion of culture wars and religious cleavages in American society.

    American Grace

  • As in the case of the gender revolution, religious Americans have adjusted with little opposition to the growing class cleavages in our society.

    American Grace

  • The decades since 1970 have seen both growing inequality and religious revival, so it is important to ask how religious Americans have responded to the class cleavages of our time.

    American Grace

  • There is also a fear Syria's ethnic and sectarian cleavages could fuel major bloodletting should Mr. Assad fall.

    West's Response to Syria Blasted

  • There are still tremendous economic cleavages within Europe between the output-driven northern countries and states such as Portugal, Italy, Spain, and, of course, Greece.

    David Miles: Europe's Democratic Crisis


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