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  • v. Present participle of exempt.


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  • I see no reason why I should indulge them in exempting them from their own (loudly-screeched) moral code;

    QotD, Hobgoblin of Little Minds edition. | RedState

  • Notwithstanding the precautions of our author, we fear that he has not been quite successful in exempting himself from all objection on the score of his style; at all events, we feel quite certain that few will be found in his train as voluntary imitators.

    A Review of 'Alroy'

  • According to The Hill, freshman Rep. Allen West R-Fla. -- who said that you don't see anyone suffering in D.C. during a Meet the Press roundtable last November -- has floated the idea of exempting District residents as something of a quick-fix for the city, which for over 200 years has been denied the democratic rights enjoyed by all Americans.

    New life for 'no taxation, no representation'

  • Sometimes the transactions tax is coupled with the idea of exempting transactions that favor holding for some period of time — an anti-volatility, anti-rapid-turnover kind of rule; sometimes it is suggested that this will spare long-term retirement savings from the burden of the tax.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » A Transaction Tax on Financial Transactions?

  • In addition, because lower-income seniors "may have no choice but to take withdrawals" this year and next year, the Obama campaign endorsed the idea of exempting from tax any withdrawals made up to the required minimum amount.

    Feds Rethink Rules on Retirement Savings

  • Sulphur Springs, it has been my lot to have been named on both federal and state committees, with the idea of exempting from taxation those who would produce trees for the future.

    Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Fourteenth Annual Meeting Washington D.C. September 26, 27 and 28 1923

  • Rep. Lloyd Doggett D., Texas called the idea of exempting overseas profits "a sure-fire way to continue the export of more American jobs," because of the incentive U.S. companies would have to shift income offshore. What's News US

  • The president promised to freeze discretionary spending - exempting, that is, defense, veterans affairs, homeland security, Medicare and Social Security - for five years.

    Redskins Insider Podcast -- The Washington Post

  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi indicated before the speech she disagreed with the idea of exempting the defense budget, a sign that the economic plan could be in trouble.

    Marine Corps Times - News

  • Notice that this is happening in backrooms among trade representatives, rather than in public among elected officials -- especially as various countries have been increasingly open to the idea of exempting personal, non-commercial infringement from being subject to legal punishment.



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