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- adjective Actively working in, engaging in, or observing something, especially a particular profession or religion.
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- verb Present participle of
- adjective Actively engaged in a
- adjective Participating in the rituals and mores of a
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Billy spent the evening practicing -- softly, to be sure, so as not to wake Baby -- but _practicing_.
He learns very little useful knowledge he actually used in practicing law.
March 21, 2010, 1: 01 pm mattski says: cboldt: What I am practicing is restraint.
"Charter hospitals" could certify "smart people" as qualified to begin practicing medicine without any prior experience in the field if they had had "some business background."
Seems like EV is suggesting those interested in practicing originalism must develop skills to doboth.
My biggest and most demanding lesson is in practicing restraint.
And the kind of personal religion that people end up practicing is a bizarre concoction of ritual drawn from each other.
He has to go out and be the face of the Republican party, which is filled with these ultra right wingers who do not believe in practicing what they preach.
EnlargeBy Carolyn Kaster, APPauline Nay, second from left, leads girls in practicing a traditional Eskimo dance in Noorvik on Saturday.
With respect to rationing – NEVER once in practicing medicine for almost 20 years did I deny care to a patient based on his or her ability to pay.