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  • adv. With respect to a focus

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  • adv. in a focal manner


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  • That full aliveness of human beings includes surely, focally, centrally the capacity to ask the right questions, the capacity to know what is to be trusted and what is not to be trusted, the capacity above all to find words in common that enable acts in common to prevent us from the literal madness of isolation and self-destruction.

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  • And to say that the role of the university is focally about helping us to have this discerning approach to language is not to say that the university is committed to – in the narrow sense – rationalism or intellectualism, but to say that it is rather about the forging of the proper medium of human exchange.

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  • God is a God who upturns the conventions and the ideas and the images we have and he does it centrally, focally, forever, in the life and death of Jesus.

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  • (JAFA), held discussions with Mr Pik Botha on the 6th of August 1996 at Pretoria, to ascertain the possibility of him being focally involved with the alliance.

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  • Corroded dosing pumps were still on the containers, some were falling to pieces, electric cables from the switchboard were hanging loosely from wall to wan and, in the far end of the container, we discovered a pair of sandals focally called flip flop.

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  • And one thing is clear, that when all the causes of war, involving _manifest_ injustice, are banished by the force of European opinion, focally converged upon the subject, the range of war will be prodigiously circumscribed.

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  • There was a moderate excess (pleural cavity half filled) of slightly turbid fluid and focally extensive welldemarcated red-purple slightly dry areas on cut surfaces of the lung tissue particularly on the dorsal aspect of the caudal lung lobes.

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  • "Contrary to systemic treatment such as morphine, NTDDS delivers the drug focally, specifically to the nerves experiencing pain which is a major advantage for the wellbeing of the patient," states Darren Wolfe, President of Diamyd Inc., the US subsidiary of Diamyd

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  • Kuo MF, Paulus W, Nitsche MA (2008) Boosting focally-induced brain plasticity by dopamine.

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  • Athletes will typically recall a specific traumatic event and will be focally tender to palpation along all of the injured ligaments on the inside and/or outside of the joint.

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