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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of dissect.


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  • Mr. Finkelman, a constitutional scholar, brilliantly dissects this law's many legal flaws, among them a draconian provision that held federal marshals personally liable for the value of any slaves who escaped.

    Tough Job, Wrong Man

  • Robert Mann, a journalism professor at Louisiana State University, worked in the mosh pit of Louisiana politics when it was firmly Democratic, and his expertise is evident as he dissects the watershed presidential election of 1964.

    The Nuclear Option

  • It dissects all the books and their summaries, symbolism, and the socio-ethics of both the wizarding and Muggle worlds.

    Her Campus: The 10 Craziest College Classes

  • Ted Montgomery looks at the matchups in the conference finals for the Stanley Cup Playoffs and dissects some of the teams whose seasons ended in the second round.

    Ted Mouths Off: Handicapping the conference finals

  • In today's Guardian Martin Kettle dissects the absurdity of Ed Balls 'politics:

    Ed Balls may yet be saved

  • But I especially admire the way she skillfully dissects the latest conventional wisdom on the Troubled Asset Relief Program, namely, that it was a "good-news story that's actually true."

    The Washington Post's TARP Mythmaking, A Recent History

  • He dissects "Ghostbusters II" I didn't see it either but doesn't devote a word to the Live Aid fund-raising concerts or songs like "We Are the World," since they illustrate a charitable streak not relevant to his 200-page hymn of hate.

    Don't You Forget About Them

  • But Judge Vinson dissects that as a "radical departure" from the Constitution and U.S. case law.

    The Constitutional Moment

  • The two most enticing programs for our money are Lisa Ling's documentary series, Our America, which follows Ling as she dissects the lives of various groups, including sex offenders, faith healers, drug addicts and transsexuals, and Your Own Show Friday, Jan. 7 at 8/7c, a competition series featuring 10 wannabe hosts competing for their big break — a show on the new network.

    Oprah Launches OWN: What Do You Think So Far?

  • Winningly supportive of one another, the cast dissects the Little Show That Could.

    Exclusive Community Roundtable: Head of the Class


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