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  • n. Plural form of foothold.


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  • The deal with Nokia exemplifies the kind of footholds Intel will need to claw its way into chips for pocket-sized products, a market that is growing more rapidly than traditional computers.

    Intel Makes Another Run at Phones With Nokia

  • He scrambled upward as fast as his body would take him, until one of his footholds gave way under his weight and he only managed to keep from falling by catching his weight with his right hand.

    Gideon’s war

  • Amid the scramble for factual footholds, it became clear that the impact on schools was substantial.

    Public sector strikes end in propaganda war

  • Saleh also threatened that his ouster could turn Yemen into a haven for al-Qaida — directly touching on U.S. fears that chaos in Yemen could open room for more terrorist footholds.

    Yemen's president vows no retreat

  • Bernie Ecclestone has been trying to break into the Big Apple since before his Beatles haircut turned white and now, with Austin, Texas, scheduled to host a race next year and New Jersey set to join the calendar in 2013, the ringmaster will have two footholds in the US.

    Double dose of F1 Americana thrills Bernie Ecclestone

  • Some, historically bullied into silence, have organized recent revolutions against oppression gaining footholds through social media like Facebook and Twitter, forever changing the face of the Mediterranean and North Africa.

    Rev. Barbara Kaufmann: Power to the People Works When People Claim the Power

  • They hug her ankles and struggle for footholds on the straps of her slingback high heels.

    A Statuesque Blonde Bombshell Explodes a City's Sense of Decorum

  • A number of Portuguese high-tech firms are building footholds in Brazil, aided in part by the fact that Portugal and its onetime colony share a history and a language.

    Ted Zoller: U.S. Entrepreneurs Need A 'True Global Mindset'

  • During these same years, most of my friends were finishing college, looking for footholds in careers that interested them.

    In the Time of Bobby Cox

  • Again she laughed deliciously, though the wind tore the sound away as she swung out into space, muscled herself by her arms while she caught footholds beneath her which she could not see, and passed out of my sight under the perilous overhang of the top.



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