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

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  • Cause any character that lets themselves be railroaded is the fault of both the idiot who feels he has the real pulse of the situation going on, and the other guy for listening.

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  • They’ll know that in 2006, Congress passed a tyrannical law that will be ranked with the low points in American democracy, our generation’s version of the Alien and Sedition Acts. The Democrats 'excuse for letting themselves get railroaded is that the law will never stand a court challenge.

    September 2006

  • For such destruction of property innocent men were frequently punished -- 'railroaded' in the parlance of the times.

    Chapter 17: The Scarlet Livery

  • It shows 'we the people' are not really being represented but being 'railroaded' into added to our huge national debt and helping just a few in the process.

    Polls: Majority oppose heath care bill

  • If I were the judge in Craig's case, I would have already set this case for a hearing on my own motion and sent Senator Craig a summons to appear to determine if Craig's plea should be withdrawn or not, since Craig's public statements to the effect that he was "railroaded" have cost doubts on the integrity of the court and the judicial system in general.

    Breaking: GOP Senate Leader McConnell Says Craig Won't Resign If Cleared

  • After serving 234 days and then losing her law license, Baumgartner started a web site, deciding to go all out, exposing how she was being 'railroaded' and exposing even more state and federal political corruption.

    Ohio Attorney Baumgartner Jailed Again

  • Author James Reston Jr. (son and namesake of the legendary New York Times columnist) added that while his generation "railroaded" Nixon out of office, "what he did was trivial compared to George W. Bush."

    Nixon and Bush

  • Combrink cited elements of the case which lent substance to the defence's initial claim that Nkabinde was "railroaded" by an inquisition-like investigation.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • South Africa had in a sense been "railroaded" in that it had heard at a late stage that Africa would endorse its chairmanship.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • A board chairman said the schools were being "railroaded" into agreement and parents were angry.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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