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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of phase.


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  • Phased transitionThe president says his decision is consistent with what he called a phased transition process.

    Obama Tells VOA US Will Not Abandon Afghanistan Despite Troop Cuts

  • KORB: Well, I think what you're going to see, the Baker-Hamilton group is going to recommend what we call a phased withdrawal, that you will begin to take some of the troops out.

    CNN Transcript Nov 9, 2006

  • Today the mayor of New Orleans will announce what he calls a phased repopulation.

    CNN Transcript Sep 15, 2005

  • And I tell you all this because the mayor, Ray Nagin, today is going to announce what he calls phased repopulation.

    CNN Transcript Sep 15, 2003

  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said in Senate testimony this week that the Pentagon is seeking $8.4 billion for missile defenses under what he described as a phased plan to shift the focus from larger ground-based long-range interceptors to shorter-range missile defenses, like the Navy's SM.3 ship-based missile interceptor.

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  • Lamont's also said he'd support the plan for longer-term phased withdrawal favored by most Dems if that's what party consensus dictated.

    CT-SEN: Lieberman To Characterize Lamont As Favoring "Immediate Withdrawal" From Iraq

  • Jack Murtha's plan, which he calls -- he calls phased redeployment, would at least, by one account, take people off to Okinawa without regard to battlefield victory.

    CNN Transcript Nov 5, 2006

  • However, the ANC favours the long-term phased reduction of tariff protection, subject to a careful assessment of the effects on employment, output growth and inter-sectoral linkages.

    ANC Agricultural Policy

  • When not matched with an equivalent reduction in federal spending, we just get a temporary benefit which is in the long term phased out by inflation due to irresponsible, reckless deficit spending -- a tradition restarted by Bush that Obama shows no intention of stopping.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Digg

  • We believe this decrease is temporary and part of a longer term phased roll out deployment.

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  • to do or introduce gradually: the redundancies will be phased over two years

    October 29, 2008