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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of emphasise.

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  • adjective spoken with emphasis


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  • In this case, even the title emphasised Bono's boys as victims rather than culprits: "U2 brand green criticism 'unfair'".

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  • Announcing the change, Speaker Michael Martin emphasised how difficult an MPs job was.

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  • Keane acknowledged as much when he again emphasised how his squad needs to be strengthened if it is to have a chance of competing with teams such as Cardiff City or Queens Park Rangers for promotion.

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  • Announcing the change, Speaker Michael Martin emphasised how difficult an MPs job was.

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  • This is useful if I'm after a specific morsel of information say an acute need, but detrimental to me if I'm after finding a resource say a site on a niche topic where posts might not be SEO keyword emphasised (which imho is a massive fraud by many sites in search results). Links

  • I doubt the drafters of the document would have "emphasised" the preamble if they had not thought it worthy to be "affirmed".

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  • Mazimhaka emphasised the importance of getting peacekeepers on the ground in Somalia as soon as possible: "African countries do not consider it necessary to have a place stabilised and then send in troops.

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  • If Morrison's film doesn't entirely succeed in this respect, the film often having the look of a television mini-series with several of the encounters between the principals being rather stagily scripted and over-enunciated by a cast of mixed internationals with the kind of emphasised Spanish accents that one dreads in such productions,

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  • "Production is now promotion," emphasised "cross-media specialist" Christy Dena: letting audiences in on the creative act - through blogs and responses, releasing snippets and extras, you name it - and making a bigger, more interactive "Project Universe", is the way to woo viewers.

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  • The first thing to be emphasised by their secretary, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, following the announcement of William and Kate's engagement, was that, in the midst of their personal happiness, the couple were "mindful of the economic situation".

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