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non-explanations

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A resort town of south-central Idaho east of Boise. Its lodge, opened in 1936, was built by the Union Pacific Railroad to attract passenger traffic to the West. Population: 1,450.

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  • True – but his strenuous defense of his obvious idiocy combined with his condescension and rambling non-explanations, resulting in not-so-clever games, is pretty infuriating.

    Matthew Yglesias » For Democrats, Even a 2010 Win Will Feel Like a Loss

  • Believer- Yes, of course you're entitled to your opinion, but don't let religion teach you to be satisfied with non-explanations.

    Mom & baby thought to be dead, now alive

  • I was hoping he'd vanish even more so than Ms. Reno has, but I hear he's got a book deal, now, so I guess we're stuck with at least another round of non-explanations for things he still can't recall.

    Time to Say Goodbye

  • What I find bizarre is how many voters buy into her abstract non-explanations over Obama's much more concrete approach, and how many in the insider press corps seem to think that Obama's specifics are "blunders" while Hillary's platitudes are how a campaign should be run.

    Hillary Outlines Foreign Policy Agenda Of Liberal Internationalism

  • Then all the excuses, non-explanations and appologies, never has someone so tough needed so much defending.

    Hillary Hits Critics For Taking Her RFK Assassination Remarks "Out Of Context"

  • He was after all one of the most impatient of thinkers when it came to fake or non-explanations, and he was in general very aware of the danger of letting verbal ˜explanations™ get in the way of real ones.

    Sticky Wants to Grab

  • Religion teaches people to be satisfied with petty, small-minded non-explanations or mysteries, and this is a tragedy, given that the true explanations are so enthralling.

    Dawkins and Morality

  • But it is not an explanation, and is hardly more appealing than any other non-explanations (divine agency, to pick one) we might put forward.

    Letters to the Editor

  • Yes, I become “violently nauseated” at the idea of folks, such as yourself, attempting to overturn all of human progress since the Enlightenment in favor of tinfoil-lined “orgone boxes” and strings of “goddidit” non-explanations.

    When Egos Go Before Brains - The Panda's Thumb

  • It teaches people to be satisfied with trivial, supernatural non-explanations and blinds them to the wonderful real explanations that we have within our grasp.

    Richard Dawkins on militant atheism

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