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  • n. Alternative spelling of powers that be.


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  • Hylel Belhassen, a 51-year-old insurance salesman, summing up the concerns of some, saying: We're afraid that the president has left, but the powers-that-be remain.

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  • It is one year since the powers-that-be in the euro zone crafted a plan to get Greece over a liquidity hump and onto the sunlit meadows of fiscal sustainability.

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  • And the only clue to their identity … two spray-painted letters: N.W. Who are these mysterious young upstarts that have dared to fight the powers-that-be?

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  • When will the Republican powers-that-be learn that only Democrats win with 100% negative campaigns?

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  • Of course we're not saying, but we'll give you a hint, straight from the powers-that-be: Executive producers Jeff Pinkner and Joel Wyman hinted to TV Guide Magazine that "when you hear it, you will say 'oh yeah, that makes sense.'"

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  • They also feel rightly or wrongly that they are opening up potential for data misinterpretation and critique from armchair auditors, powers-that-be and the media – not actively driving the agenda until forced to do so helps to minimise what are already very pressured roles in this current climate.

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  • The group's president, Steve Bartlett, had invited Warren to speak at the meeting before President Obama named her to the lead role in shaping the new consumer agency, before she had an official title, before her words had to be vetted by the powers-that-be in the administration.

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  • It was obvious he wasn't necessarily in favor of a softer game, if you will, but Young said of the NFL's powers-that-be: They don't want to see it.

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  • [Jim David] Adkisson pleaded guilty Monday in Knox County Criminal Court to a deadly shooting rampage at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, the Kingston Pike home of what the 58-year-old Powell man deemed “ultra liberals” and “foot soldiers” for the powers-that-be in the liberal movement.

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  • I know the powers-that-be in the Vatican are comfortable with current arrangements, but it would seem that the needs of ministry and the availability of the Eucharist only priests can consecrate the Eucharist in the Catholic tradition should trump everything else.

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