Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of premier.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of premier.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Mr. Noda will be Japan's sixth prime minister in the past five years, following the 14 months in office by outgoing Prime Minister Naoto Kan, who was the latest in a string of short-term premiers from both major parties.

    Noda Wins Party Election

  • The importance of new work and world premiers is going to be accentuated in the years to come.

    The Stratford Experience

  • All-in-all, this extremely unbalanced piece on Japanese history by Kase reflects sadly more the "abuse and use of the past" in present day Japan by a long line of short-term premiers in Japan who have made their rightwing credentials by visiting the most infamous Shrine in Japan.

    THE USE AND ABUSE OF NEWSWEEK: WAS THAT A JAPANESE GOVERNMENT PLANT IN NEWSWEEK in April or WAS THAT JUST BAD HISTORY?

  • Further, his reconciliation with the premiers is welcome; the signs that backbenchers will become more relevant are encouraging.

    Backrooms and Boardrooms: Behind Closed Doors

  • Therefore, should Ottawa be surprised that certain premiers are vigorously resisting its efforts at encroachment into provincial territory?

    The Constitution—What Now?

  • Many agree that the Democrats went too far in bashing bureaucrats under their first two short-term premiers, Yukio Hatoyama and Naoto Kan, shutting out and alienating ministry officials without thought for their expertise.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • All of Canada's other premiers were and are native-born Canadians.

    Beyond Bureaucracy: Governing for the Nineties

  • Titans coach John Cartwright said he thought the match against the premiers was the perfect way for the NRL to open the season.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • Satisfying the premiers is a crucial step in ensuring a favourable reaction to the budget, on which the fate of Harper's minority government rests.

    Brandon Sun Online - Top Stories

  • The ceasefire document, signed by the militia leaders supporting Abdallah and the former "premiers," declared that the truce "is a first step toward a durable peace and direct negotiations between the belligerants which must start within 48 hours."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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