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  • n. Plural form of lurch.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of lurch.


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  • There will be no return to the short-term lurches in policy that would put long-term stability at risk.

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  • Rather than turn around a feeble performance as commander in chief and rectify a foreign policy that is drawing threats to America ever nearer, President Obama has signaled matters will get even worse as his term lurches into its second half.

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  • Everything kind of lurches along, and everybody has great intentions, but coordination seems to break down, and then the timing of everything is just so slow.

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  • One of those "lurches" happened this week, with the stock exchanges plummeting worldwide and the FTSE falling three percent on Thursday, driven by "fears of a recession".

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  • The van lurches into the driveway and into a large, flat yard.

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  • Finally, with a great crash, the makeup of the community lurches back to being dominated by dastardly defectors all over again.


  • Even if these climate lurches never come to pass, some societies are highly vulnerable to even modest levels of climate change.


  • This has Romy from the xx on breathy, insubstantial vocals, which I gather is something to be excited about, but I can't imagine any listening environment where this lurching electro-goth would be appropriate, except perhaps the denouement of a torture porn film in which a brutalised surviving heroine lurches towards freedom.

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  • Their relationship's combustibility lurches to the fore in the first moments of this searing production, directed by

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  • I advanced more slowly, and still the thing wavered and flitted with strange eerie lurches.



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