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  • v. Present participle of constitute.


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  • Paris, a Middle East fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations in New York from 1995 to 2000, stated that other spotlights would be Pakistan - which he described as constituting the "prize" -, "the most pivotal state in the Middle East," Egypt, with President Hosni Mubarak's succession pending, and Iraq where "corruption" of the Baghdad government would be the core problem without mentioning Obama's promise to withdraw occupation forces there.

  • I realize, of course, that he follows this with a kind of pragmatic incantation, for he says that in constituting respectively material and procedural means, the two types of propositions are conjugate, or functionally correspondent.

    A good idea at the time

  • A settlement could be in fact reached around the provisional term “Republic of Northern Macedonia” (with the geographic term constituting a condition sine qua non for Athens), originally proposed by Matthew Nimitz, UN mediator in the negotiation over the dispute.

    Towards a compromise on the name dispute?

  • In other subcultures, “heavy” is a drug term constituting anything that requires a great deal of thought.

    Fargo Rock City

  • The proposition is composed of two terms and the copula, one term constituting the subject of the proposition and the other the predicate.

    Ontario Normal School Manuals: Science of Education

  • His winsome personality and democratic bearing have had a wonderful effect in constituting a personal bond between the Throne and citizens of the Empire in outlying Dominions and in the Motherland.

    Links of Empire

  • All the events between those two we speak of as constituting His "first coming."

    Commentary on Revelation

  • Jacobins, invalidating the returns of a majority when not satisfactory to them, and rendering the choice of a minority valid, if it suited them, in short, constituting itself the chief elector of all local and central authorities.

    The French Revolution - Volume 3

  • #401 ralph-I agree, but certainly the opinion that Obama won some sort of political mandate by a win constituting a majority by 10M votes in the popular count, has been since refuted by GOP wins in NJ, Virginia and now Massachusetts.

    Think Progress » Chuck Todd: ‘The Tea Party gets a big benefit’ from Fox News’ promotion.

  • I believe that the heart of the message of the Secretary General to the leadership of our people that sits in our Parliament, and our people as a whole, was and is that we have an obligation to live up to the practices he identified as constituting what our actions have meant with regard to the noble goal of conveying the message of hope to all humanity, that, indeed, tomorrow will be better than today.

    ANC Daily News Briefing


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