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  • verb Present participle of invent.


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  • My Aunt Gainor was all her life fond of what she called inventing chances,

    Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker

  • Crucially, he oversaw Big Brother where he was instrumental in inventing a system of recording all the house conversations, with students listening via headphones and writing down quotes.

    Will Danny Cohen have youth on his side at BBC1?

  • For a man who participated in inventing a false threat, invading a country and not protecting our troops and destroying the lives of many Americans is a mockery of LEADERSHIP!

    Cheney's Secret Service protection extended

  • Peoples without writing, as the anthropologists like to call them, have succeeded in inventing a form of total communication, through song and myth.

    Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio - Nobel Lecture

  • That's what inventing is about, my friends, it is about improvement.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • "It's a compendium of barbarities, both primitive and thoroughly modern, a vision of life reduced to its brutal basics: violence is constant; sex is urgent, sloppy and profoundly unromantic; and the struggle to survive makes men and women appallingly creative in inventing ways to mistreat one another."

    GreenCine Daily: Fests and events, 2/26.

  • And here's a bit of trivia ... thanks to his work in inventing languages and like, Burgess was a consultant (along with Desmond Morris) on "Quest for Fire" in which he helped develope the languages used by the various tribes of the movie.

    How to Become a Fanboy

  • The Fellahs are exceedingly clever in inventing methods of manslaughter.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • I call it inventing evidence where previously none existed, merely to bolster one's own rhetoric.

    A Very Odd Statement

  • He also branched out into science, dabbled in inventing, and founded a museum in Philadelphia (which his descendants eventually sold to none other than P.T. Barnum.)



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