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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of disapprove.


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  • Contrary to the perceived idea that Stalin disapproved of Mao, Halliday says these documents revealed that the Soviet leader had talent-spotted his Chinese counterpart and nurtured his power-base from the 1920s.

    Vitro Nasu » 2005 » June

  • This conversation has the effect of reviving my old questions not about the war itself — of which I disapproved from the first day, and of which my analysis hasn't varied at all — but about these strange characters whom we in France stubbornly persist in demonizing ( "princes of darkness") or ridiculing with simplistic epithets ( "neo-cons," which can also mean, in French, "neo-dummies"), but who aren't quite as uni-dimensional as they may seem.

    In the Footsteps of Tocqueville (Part IV)

  • Unsurprisingly for a man of the cloth, Elwin disapproved.

    April 2007

  • To be disapproved, that is, when the word condemns them, either as touching the faith or the holiness of the gospel; the which they must needs be, that are void of spiritual and heavenly judgment in the mysteries of the kingdom;

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 02

  • Writing on Twitter, Hastings says he has now been "disapproved".

    McChrystal reporter barred from being embedded with US troops

  • I was feeling kind of disapproved, like I was not good enough or something. .and being scared I just reacted, kind of, in a very primeval behaviour.

    jaeaxe Diary Entry

  • He scrawled a "disapproved" on the sheet and initialed it.

    Final Weapon

  • It was approved by regiment, brigade and division commanders but "disapproved" by corps commander, T.J. Jackson.

    Experience of a Confederate chaplain, 1861-1864,

  • [FN#51] The confession is made with true Eastern sang-froid and probably none of the hearers "disapproved" of the murders which saved the speaker's life.

    Arabian nights. English

  • Travel with a military unit was approved, then "disapproved," the reporter says


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