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  • Callow and inexperienced no longer, but rather a politician who had matured dramatically in her years in exile, Bhutto had put the Taliban and al-Qaeda on notice many times before her return to her beloved Pakistan that she would crack down on them hard once she was in a position of power again.

    The Longest War

  • First uncorking a wild pitch—which moved the runners into scoring position—his next offering to fellow countryman Hideki Matsui put the rain-soaked Yankee crowd on notice that a long-awaited celebration was imminent.

    One Season

  • After the embassy bombings in Africa in 1998, Michael Sheehan, the U.S. ambassador for counterterrorism, an intense, wiry former Special Forces officer given wide latitude by his boss Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, put the Taliban on notice that they would be held responsible for future al-Qaeda attacks.

    The Longest War

  • But next Saturday … ah, next Saturday I'll ride and Bluey White won't dare, nor will the other trainers, next Saturday'll be fair game and they'll be on notice by God.

    Noble House

  • They pissed A-Rod off so much that a combination of past frustrations and a newfound focus resulted in a swing unencumbered by months of personal baggage; a swing that not only produced solid contact, but put Major League Baseball on notice with this message:

    One Season

  • The figures contained little cheer for savers, with the average rate paid on a branch-based instant access account remaining close to its recent record low at 0. 17pc, while interest on notice accounts dropped by 0. 03pc to 0. 31pc.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

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