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  • n. Plural form of grail.

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Examples

  • I’m looking forward to see the scrambling and backtracking that will occur when people realize that the current recession might well reduce poverty in relative terms – it may look a bit awkward when one of the left’s holy grails is found to have been accomplished by mass suffering.

    Matthew Yglesias » Poverty and the Recession

  • It's not quite like that, though; during the Octave of Easter, short chants - in my sources called "grails," a term I believe is derived from "Gradual," even though we are talking about the Divine Office and not the Mass - and verse/responses are sung in place of hymns.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • In addition to these short chants/"grails" and versicles sung at all the offices of the Octave, there is a sequence hymn for the mass of Easter Day: Victimae Paschali one English translation of this is "May you praise the Paschal Victim"; here is an mp3 of this sequence hymn from the Brazilian Benedictines; here's the chant score:

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • (Don't search for "grails", because every class has that in it somewhere.)

    Planet Sun

  • Republican candidates have raced to the right, out-pledging each other to repeal ObamaCare, end Medicare as we know it, defund Planned Parenthood and its 97% of non-abortion related health services, establish an anti-choice litmus test for presidential appointees, and the holiest of holy grails - nominate an anti-choice juduciary to overturn Roe v.

    Christine Pelosi: Women's Rights at Stake: Why Iowa Feminists Should Caucus for President Obama

  • Look on the bright side: It may sound goofy, but at least it's not another go-round with codes and grails.

    Critic's Corner Monday

  • One of the long-standing holy grails in mobile apps is location-based targeting and promotions.

    Don’t make me a target | FactoryCity

  • The series also offers some really hard-to-see, video-store grails like Allan Arkush's "Get Crazy," with Malcolm McDowell as a Mick Jagger clone headlining a fateful New Year's Eve show, and Walter Hill's disregarded "Streets of Fire," a real time-capsule artifact starring a teenage Diane Lane as a damsel in distress, kidnapped by bad guy Willem Dafoe as a biker named Raven.

    Singing and Dancing on Celluloid

  • However, until the structural integrity of these three holy grails is addressed, America runs the risk of becoming the Europe of tomorrow.

    Blue State, Red State, and Never the Twain Shall Meet

  • These were the grails of the hawkish strategists and generals during the Cold War.

    How the End Begins

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