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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of heighten.


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  • Each word heightens the greatness of the sacrifice demanded, and is a fresh thrust of the dagger into Abraham's very life.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture

  • Adam Cole, the global chief of foreign exchange strategy for RBC Dominion Securities in Europe, said in a research note that the pound will probably "trade in lock-step" with the opinion polls for the duration of the election campaign, while Scotia Capital noted that the election call heightens the likelihood of the Bank of England standing still on monetary policy until a new government is formed.

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  • The recall heightens safety scrutiny of Japan's largest automakers. --

  • Focused attention on each word heightens its potential ambiguities; the text is also embedded more deeply in the viewer's consciousness, in part because of the conscious act of retrieval.

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  • "That kind of heightens the importance of storage management and organizations should be savvy enough so that you don't lose that kind of archival data," he said.

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  • It heightens the average obstacles of life in middle school with a big bout of dental drama.

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  • The daily practice of the Rule provides a framework that heightens awareness of God.

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  • It only heightens the frenzy when it looks like a party conspiracy, says Barry Friedman, a New York University law professor who has studied the intersection of public opinion and the law.

    Tensions rise between Supreme Court, politicians

  • This in turn heightens worries about the region's banks, many of which are loaded up with sovereign bonds.

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  • The twist from ribs to hips exaggerates the curves, heightens the angles, giving her the illusion of womanliness while she still has the soft, taut skin that is peculiarly a girl's.

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