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  • noun plural Actions or behavior, especially when regarded with disapproval.

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  • noun Occurrences; things that go on, occur, or happen; events; activities.


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  • On a cold Monday morning twenty miles to the east of Concord, the parish leadership at Trinity Episcopal Church in the city of Boston gathers for a Program and Ministry meeting, where they will coordinate the weekly goings-on at one of the largest Episcopal parishes in the country.

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  • This is where the congregations featured in our vignettes are particularly valuable, as they have given us an opportunity to observe the goings-on in many different religious communities around the United States.

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  • I'm pretty sure that, thanks to the inside dope they offered me, my novella gives readers a generally accurate view of the goings-on at Monogram Studios during its glory days -- what the assistant director worried about, where the cast ate lunch, how the carpenter's strike affected the industry, that sort of thing.

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  • There are strange goings-on at an artists 'apartment complex in "Forge Park".

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  • What if the next press secretary took a different approach -- and offered the media and the public a more expansive view into the goings-on inside the West Wing?

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  • The main character, semi-retired Physicist Henry Erdmann, is the most sympathetic of the group, and the most level-headed about the strange goings-on.

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  • The need is for these services is there, and it's being partly filled by sites like Conreporter. com, which did an admirable job of aggregating attendees 'various information feeds and chronicling some of the major goings-on at Worldcon.

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  • I told them I don't watch the neighbor's goings-on like some old lady left with nothing but dead memories and stealing peeks from other people's lives to zip it up.

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  • Apparently setting off the bomb did do something, and now as each episode tracks the goings-on at the island, we also get a glimpse of the main characters in this new alternate reality.

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  • If the purpose of NASAWatch is to inform the public about the goings-on regarding NASA, with the ability for folks to comment, then it currently meets its purpose.

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