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  • n. Plural form of panacea.


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  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Any of those kind of panaceas that people have offered have a very uneven track record.

    CNN Transcript Feb 26, 2004

  • There are three schools of thought or proposed "panaceas," when it comes to balancing natural resources and population, said Cohen: a bigger pie (new technology to increase productivity), fewer forks (reduced consumption), and better manners (reduced irrational market inequities and better governance).

    NYT > Home Page

  • "panaceas" that filled the shelves of the general store, this singular abstention of their guest seemed to indicate a national peculiarity.

    A Phyllis of the Sierras

  • "panaceas," etc., advertised in the newspapers are humbugs.

    Lights and Shadows of New York Life or, the Sights and Sensations of the Great City

  • They were usually looking around for scapegoats or panaceas.

    The Good Fight

  • The public did a lot of wishful thinking—that oil shortages would go away, that panaceas such as skipping Sunday church services would save enough gas.

    The Good Fight

  • Eventually, the US Education Department itself led the effort to change Title IX regulations to allow for single-sex programs and one-gender public schools, a retreat from integrated education that was heralded by urban educators and parents alike as panaceas to the educational malaise impacting minority group children.

    Michael Meyers: Schooling Blacks in Segregationist Thinking

  • Off the top of my head and in no particular order, here are ten panaceas (by the way - how can "panacea" have a plural form??):


  • The other glosses over the - ism of escapism, the systematic nature of the disengagement, the difference between a work we become immersed in because we do often want a bit of a refuge from reality, and a work designed to exploit that desire, to focus in on particular sources of discontent and offer us tailored panaceas.

    Essay Rant Thingy

  • The bonds, while hardly panaceas for Europe's crisis over sovereign debt, are attractive for governments and banks because they tend to carry interest rates that are considerably lower than what the issuers would have to pay to attract risk-averse institutional investors in today's markets.

    Buying Bonds for Love of Country


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