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  • v. Present participle of instruct.


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  • Again instructing Maud to slack away at the windlass when I gave the word, I proceeded to heave on the watch-tackle.

    Chapter 35

  • We entered our credit-card information and within a minute got a phone call instructing us how to connect with the site remotely by downloading software.

    Finding Fixes for Your Computer From Afar

  • She even told how while driving on the way to Oakland with the cards, she received a telephone call instructing her to turn around and go back to Sacramento and give the Yellow cards directly to Mr. Garza.

    SEIU-UHW vs. NUHW Trial: DAY 10 - April 2, 2010 "Court Continues to Reveal Roselligate..."

  • The defence invest a great deal of time in instructing their ‘client’ exactly what lies they need to say (and what not to say) in order for them to get the charges reduced or thrown out*.


  • A search around the OLPC project website reveals no investment in instructing kids (or teachers) who receive these laptops in how to * maintain* the software or the hardware in them, should they malfunction.

    Why Walter Bender Left One Laptop Per Child - Bits Blog -

  • She is further described as instructing her husband, Rabbi Meir, about how to interpret a biblical verse; a heretic about the meaning of a verse in Isaiah (BT Berakhot 10a); Rabbi Yose ha-Gelili (beginning of the second century c.e.) about how to understand the maxim from Tractate Avot “Speak not much with a woman”; and a student about how not to learn Torah in silence (BT Eruvin 53b – 54a).


  • I confer quietly with Chai Ling in Chinese, instructing her to introduce herself and tell us about the student movement.


  • It ` s all on the heels of phone calls instructing the husband where to make money drops in exchange of her life.

    CNN Transcript Nov 26, 2009

  • Obedience training may have a place in instructing dogs, but not in educating citizens.

    April « 2006 « Bill Ayers

  • And yet the West, Russians observe, persists in instructing them on how to behave.

    The Accidental Autocrat


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  • My adjectival use: 'The instructing company will pay the fees.'

    August 22, 2011