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  • But today, we most often hear the word martyr used to describe Islamic radicals who commit unspeakable mass atrocities against innocent people while dementedly chanting “Allahu Akhbar, Allahu Akhbar, Allahu Akhbar” “Allah is greatest” to drown out what little is left of their conscience.

    HOW EVIL WORKS

  • The phrase “woof ticket” was most often heard in the context of the never-ending game of trading humorous insults, what sociologists call “the dozens” but we have always referred to as “rank-out sessions.”

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • The incident of the Battle of Cedar Mountain most often mentioned was the death of General Winder.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • Second mortgages were most often used when the first mortgage was a fully assumable nonqualifying FHA or VA mortgage.

    MORE WEALTH WITHOUT RISK

  • The cousin I see most often is named Joe and sometimes still called by his childhood nickname, Joe Bones, though he is now a sixty-six-year-old retired schoolteacher who still lives a few miles from where we both grew up.

    The Italian Summer

  • It is most often represented—or misrepresented—by slogans on their female classmates' t-shirts: Girls Kick Ass; Boys are Stupid.

    Mothering in Real Time

  • The prefix epi- most often means “on” or “over”; pen, not a prefix, is from the Latin pæne, “almost.”

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • That is why the question I am most often asked is “Tell us, Dr. Peck, how we can know that we are doing the right thing.”

    THE DIFFERENT DRUM

  • Vulnerability, then, is not only the ability to risk being wounded but is most often made manifest by revealing our woundedness: our brokenness, our crippledness, our weaknesses, our failures and inadequacies.

    THE DIFFERENT DRUM

  • Armstrong flew first with Lucie, and most often with Lucie and Knudegaard.

    First Man

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