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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of have to.


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  • Because of the South Carolina Medicaid cuts, Kathy Maxwell, who owns pediatric therapy clinics in Greenville and Spartanburg, says she has had to lower salaries of her 24 employees by 6%.

    Latest S.C. Medicaid cuts raise access fears

  • The second-to-the-last trip of the dozen or so that Gold had to take on Earth was to Dublin, Ireland, where Susan and Edward Drew currently lived.


  • “He would look over at me occasionally, and I had to pretend indifference,” Warchaizer recalled.

    One of a Kind

  • Here, beneath the security netting, the eerie, gray twilight that passed for day had to suffice until night fell when wrist-lamps could be used.


  • Ruth said, “Rinic had to get little R.D. off to school, and Danielle, Michael, and Simone had to do the same with their kids, only they all went off.”


  • At that moment I wanted to be with Rachel more than anything else in the world, and anyway, I still had to talk to Ali Wynn.

    The Killing Kind

  • Her heart raced and she pictured Kieran Duffy, wondering what thoughts went through his mind in those final moments, and how he found the strength to do what had to be done.


  • I simply had to enter the number of Hoyt's cellular and the Cellmate did the rest.

    The Killing Kind

  • By law, all cash transactions over $10,000 had to be reported to the IRS, but Stuey figured a way around this by taking his wins in sport chips, large-denomination chips used specifically for wagering.

    One of a Kind

  • In order to coax the nerves to grow out into the paralyzed legs, Kerr had to introduce two last chemicals into his nerve-regenerating cocktail: chemicals that told the myelinated axons that these newly birthed nerves were exactly the same as those that wire the body during fetal development.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic


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