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  • If you think the New York Philharmonic's raison d'etre is playing Brahms at Central Park summer picnics, you'd be mistaken.

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  • I know CNN's raison d'etre is "access" at the expense of objectivity and integrity, but enough is enough.

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  • Just as drivers today dominate the line between speed and chaos (yes, I am borrowing liberally from Talledega Nights) the sport's raison d'etre is navigating the crevices between order and anarchy.

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  • Of course while the wilder shores of activist placating were negotiated safely said activists proved themselves to be as politically unrealistic as you would, expect from a party whose raison d ` etre, is to be Black Adders Queeny who wants “Oooooo just everything!”

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  • Higher education's raison d'etre is to observe, comment upon and change politics and society.

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  • After all, our raison d'etre is to serve the needs of our customers and the Ontario economy.

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  • In an atmosphere where no one can truly be reflexive enough, where there always remain apertures for hegemonic forces to invade and occupy those cultural watchdogs whose very raison d'etre is to exclude such invasions, and where, invariably, some one else finds the weakness of one's position, despite the most disciplined self-surveillanceevidence of the catastrophe of a momentary lapseunder these conditions, opponents, indeed, begin to resemble each other, and straiten the general ecology of criticism.

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  • s raison d etre is playing Brahms at Central Park summer picnics, you

    New York Philharmonic Visits Staten Island Junkyard For Musical Parts (VIDEO)

  • We’re talking about people who swear an oath when they join and whose raison d’etre is to catch and bang up the baddies.

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  • But while Cisco plays in scores of markets with another 30 or so adjacent ones in its sights, Avaya's sole raison d’etre is UC and collaboration.

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