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  • n. A case of verbs, found in the Uralic and Northern Caucasian languages, used to indicate motion to a location; in the Northern Caucasian languages, the lative also takes up functions of the dative case.


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  • Up until last year, China was doing pretty well, lowering the re lative use of energy by 14.4%, the government said.

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  • As Madoff appears to have pulled off the biggest scam in financial history, he shares at least this super-lative quality with Trollope's colorful flim-flam man.

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  • Vermeer would certainly have been used to the sight of pregnant women and he may have even liked the contemp­lative, peaceful glow of pregnancy.

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  • God, freedom, and immortality are ideas which specu - lative reason can form but cannot prove.


  • In the assembly of the centuriae (comitia centuriata), the main legis - lative and electoral assembly, wealth was the main criterion for the classification.

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  • Creator and Ruler by religious faith, should not be identified with the cosmological First Cause, a specu - lative Absolute, or even a divine spiritual Force within nature.


  • They are the main link between observation and speculation (since specu - lative writers had a way of relying on them in large part and often exclusively), and at the same time they reflect, in their commentary, contemporary inter - pretation with considerable faithfulness.


  • In her remarks, she referred to "differences of opinions," and like Obama ticked off legis lative victories like the health care overhaul and broad reform of the U.S. banking and financial sector. - Latest News

  • HELENA - Two bills to help transfer 26,000 acres of Plum Creek timberland to state ownership and create a loan fund for the struggling timber industry cleared another legis-lative hurdle this week, but not without some changes to the loan-fund bill.

  • First / Third Month Spread First / Sixth Month Spread Third / Sixth Month Spread NYMEX Spot Close EIA: Weekly USA Crude Stocks x-SPR As such, the added ballast of additional specu - lative longs on the futures market means there will be more selling of spot longs against the forwards ahead of expiry which will ultimately help to perpetuate the carry levels in crude.

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