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  • But he did seek to limit the damage to the secretarys reputation, telling Kissinger that, in his briefing, Henry must not discuss at all how it happened, not one word about any of his sessions with Dobrynin.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • But was a jujube-tree one word or two words for the purposes of the code?

    Walls of Silence

  • Had those who most thoroughly knew the army been asked to describe in one word Longstreet and his command in that fateful spring of 1862, they probably would have agreed on the same soldierly term: dependable.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • As is often the case at the UN, the debate came down to one word in the draft resolution creating the PBC, inserting “the” before the term “permanent members,” thus denoting that all, not merely some of them, would be on the PBC Organizational Committee.

    Surrender is not an Option

  • I'm not sure if it's one word or two words or whether it's hyphenated, but it's definitely a term widely used.

    ActiveRain Real Estate Network

  • In drag racing or acceleration testing, a car hooks up when, after initial wheel-spin one word in car magazines, the tires finally grab the pavement and the car takes off.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • If time is limited, ask for one-word evaluations, or one word each for positives and improvement opportunities.

    Life Is a Series of Presentations

  • Lisa wanted to cheer too, but one word Proctor had said had set off alarms in her head.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • As the smoothing-over was decided on, one word muscled its way into vogue: emollient.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • But I had never even gone near expressing to Ray Jr. one word of the fascination he always had held for me.

    Hoopi Shoopi Donna

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