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  • So, is it just me or do Monday nights suck since they've pre-empted HOUSE for yet another crappy star-search clone show?

    Complaining about TV, yet again.

  • After that they explored the woods, threaded by countless paths, ever opening out in new surprises of green-painted rustic tables and benches in leafy nooks, many of which were already pre-empted by family parties.

    CHAPTER II

  • But for this occasion, they required our assurance that our attendance at the festivities would not be pre-empted.

    A wedding and christening in rural Oaxaca: The mandate of tradition

  • Many advertisers buy local ads at lower rates that come with contracts that say they can be pre-empted.

    Political Ads Edge Out Consumer Ads

  • But even when an advertiser buys a so-callled level 1 ad, which is more expensive and has the least chance of being pre-empted, a TV station legally is bound to take the federal candidate ad first if that politician is paying the same rate.

    Political Ads Edge Out Consumer Ads

  • It wasn't renewed past its initial 13-episode order, and from what I understand, it's being pre-empted by specials for the entire November sweeps period.

    Ask Matt: Raising Hope, Good Wife, Glee, Walking Dead and More

  • The rift with the rest of the ECB's council deepened in September when, in an interview with Bloomberg, Mr. Weber pre-empted the policy decisions of the council's next meeting, something that provoked a memorable put-down from the normally imperturbable Mr. Trichet.

    Was Weber Sacrificed for the Euro?

  • That said, Douglas Wolk pointed out that Mazzucchelli pre-empted this exact criticism anyway by literally placing a giant hole in the middle of his novel (the two page spread of the meteor crater).

    Asterios Polyp » Comics Worth Reading

  • It might seem strange to open a reflection on Pope Benedict XVI's recent missionary journey to Britain by flagging an initiative by people not normally admitted to the ecumenical tent, but in reality the pope's visit seems to have pre-empted this venture ... or is it a move of the Holy Spirit?

    The UK One Month After Benedict

  • I agree – I hate when a conversation is pre-empted like that.

    'Brothers & Sisters' recap: The wig party | EW.com

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