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  • adj. having all its flight feathers and ready to fly
  • adj. having reached maturity
  • adj. having reached full rank or status


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  • And third, some emerging markets, in spite of IMF help, may have a fully-fledged financial crisis.

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  • By 15, I was a fully-fledged addict and alcoholic and once beat the members of our local football team in a drinking competition.

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  • As part of a complex agreement signed in August 2009 to forge a joint company, Europe's largest auto maker and Porsche's holding firm mutually granted each other put and call options for a possible slice of Porsche's sports-car business if the decision on a fully-fledged merger couldn't be reached by the end of 2011 as initially planned.

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  • But at its heart is a passion for ideas and utopia and beauty that claimed us somewhere between a boyhood crush on Warhol and our fully-fledged adult obsession with Barthes.

    Selby Drummond: Artists Anonymous: The Irresistible Earnestness of the Bruce High Quality Foundation

  • This year's parade was dedicated to France's overseas departments, territories which are fully-fledged parts of France.

    France Celebrates Bastille Day

  • The company's lips are sealed, but factory reports suggest a fully-fledged smart TV is planned for later this year.

    Apple's giant windfall: how will it be spent?

  • Becoming a fully-fledged World Championship is surely the purpose of this nascent series.

    Le Mans and the enduring appeal of endurance racing

  • Amanda (played by Shawnee Smith) in the Saw series Amanda is John Kramer's first surviving victim who becomes his apprentice before going on to become a fully-fledged graduate of the school of Jigsaw.

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  • Only one story really qualifies as a fully-fledged narrative, the closing piece "Over the Mountains", in which an English film-maker visits Bulgaria in order to investigate an appalling story of cruelty in the remote countryside, which turns out to be appalling in a completely different way (or not, depending on which of the characters you choose to believe).

    Circus Bulgaria by Deyan Enev – review

  • While I am deeply skeptical of gold as a long-term investment, I recognize that it is in a secular bull market and I suspect it may be the next fully-fledged mania.

    Gold Mania? Not Quite


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