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  • n. Plural form of evaporation.


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  • The bill addresses many of the reckless or illegal business practices and hands-off governmental policies that helped lead to investment-bank failures, taxpayer bailouts, savings evaporations, mortgage foreclosures, retirement cancellations and persistently high unemployment.

    D.C. area congressional votes

  • Though the valuation remains the same — excess is bad for you — the shift in attention effectively displaces Brillat-Savarin's axiomatic emphasis on the connection between taste and good health: "Taste, which is stimulated by appetite, hunger, and thirst, is at the base of several operations whose result is that the individual grows, develops, sustains itself and repairs the losses caused by vital evaporations."

    Economies of Excess in Brillat-Savarin, Balzac, and Baudelaire

  • The byproduct figure, which includes the amount of chemical released to the environment through stack air emissions or water discharges, lost through fugitive evaporations or spills, or shipped as waste, is reported to the public, as well as incorporated into an index that shows trends over time.

    Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA)

  • One of the great evaporations of shareholder value in financial history.

    Ben Rosen: The Merger That Worked: Compaq and Hewlett-Packard

  • Walden water there, reflecting the clouds and the trees, and sending up its evaporations in solitude, and no traces will appear that a man has ever stood there.


  • It is an observation, also, that extraordinary rains pretty generally fall after great battles; whether it be that some divine power thus washes and cleanses the polluted earth with showers from above, or that moist and heavy evaporations, steaming forth from the blood and corruption, thicken the air, which naturally is subject to alteration from the smallest causes.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • First, the volume of the sea cools the evaporations and overpowers them by its weight and so crushes them.


  • Again, it is so extensive that evaporations do not collect in it but issue from it, and these draw the evaporations from the earth after them.


  • That things must necessarily take this course is clear from the resulting phenomena themselves, for the evaporation that is to produce them must necessarily differ; and the sun and the warmth in the earth not only can but must produce these evaporations.


  • The facts bear out the view that winds are formed by the gradual union of many evaporations just as rivers derive their sources from the water that oozes from the earth.



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