from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • prep. Because of.

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  • prep. caused by; resulting from.


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  • It noted that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, or DEC, had designated a nearly three-and-a-half-acre undeveloped property situated at 858 East Ferry Street—smack in the center of the East Ferry neighborhood—as a class-two toxic waste site due to the high concentration of polychlorinated biphenyls PCBs and lead found there.

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  • Al-Shilah called it "very difficult, if not impossible due to the complicated political situation."

    Sources: 10K U.S. troops on offer for Iraq

  • “I see from Mr. Paragon's diary that a meeting was due to be held with a Grace Peltier, but she never arrived.”

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  • Now it seemed that Grace Peltier had been due to meet with Paragon shortly before she died.

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  • It was brought to our attention that, on several occasions, you were seen vigorously screaming blasphemies at inanimate objects due to actions that were no fault but your own.

    Dear Mouth

  • They were halfway home—still assuming the pain was due to a wicked combination of reflux and gastritis—when Jan noticed a new problem.

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  • Clarence Mitchell, Kate and Gerry McCann's spokesman, said he had been interviewed and was due to be interviewed a second time.

    Families of 7/7 victims 'were targets of phone hacking'

  • The government is also due to announce a slimmed-down curriculum for children under five, reducing the number of goals from 69 to 17.

    Parents set to benefit from changes to free childcare

  • The 135th and final space shuttle mission is due to begin with the launch of Atlantis from Florida at 16:26 BST on Friday.

    Spacewatch: launch of the Atlantis shuttle

  • The cellular regime is due to Ducpetiaux, Inspector-General of

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