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  • v. Present participle of economize.


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  • But we'll learn from the experience, and the cost of unmanned trips will go down, and the safety and success rate go up, as we get beyond the learning phase -- especially if we take the goal seriously enough to incorporate such ingenious long-term economizing ideas as those of Robert Zubrin.

    Who Do You Say I Am

  • I flatter myself that I am becoming quite efficient in economizing "– Susan had taken to using certain German terms with killing effect –" but one can exercise a little gumption on the quiet now and then.

    Rilla of Ingleside

  • It has not been this kind of economizing that has inspired the suggestions of the theses, but a genuine concern for savings, for production, for productivity, for the discipline of work.


  • That kind of economizing is a vice nourished in the hearts of the workers by the bourgeois and by capitalists.


  • That kind of economizing would be unworthy of a revolutionary working class which thinks about today, but has the even more sacred duty of thinking about tomorrow, which thinks about the present generation, but thinks more about future generations.


  • And the Green/Robinson-Briggs administration argued to the state that this was an "economizing" move?)

    Newark cop tussle shows Plainfield the dangers

  • On its recent quarterly results call, Darden Restaurants said that even though the company hasn't fully passed through food-price increases, customers have been economizing by cutting back on appetizers, drinks and desserts.

    Christmas Thrift Raps Retailers

  • Knowing Julie Walsh and the passionate, thorough exhibits she presents I doubt this will be an economizing move.

    Paul Klein: The Opening of Chicago's Fall Art Season

  • True, economizing was evident throughout Fashion Week: the models halved their catwalk fees, and a number of designers scaled back their presentations — Marc Jacobs, for instance, cut his guest list from 2,000 to 500, and decided to forgo his once de rigueur after-party.

    Fashion in Dark Times

  • True, by then everyone knew that some economizing lay ahead, even perhaps, worst-case scenario, something on the order of the 1991 recession.

    Fashion in Dark Times


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