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

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  • adj. consisting of or divided into sections


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  • Take off clothing and place it in sectioned laundry hamper according to lights and darks.

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  • They are ill and should be 'sectioned' - lifted from the streets and confined in the care of the mental health system, behind bars if necessary.

    Waging the war against liberalism... from Donaghcloney

  • He should have been deemed (or 'sectioned' as they now euphemistically call it).

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Midsomer Murders, saying he would have been "sectioned" by shareholders if he had tried to. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • I should remind you that I was being admitted voluntarily, there was never any suggestion that I needed to be 'sectioned' but you would have thought that I had stolen the Crown Jewels and then run amok slaying the Royal Family to judge by the manner of the nurse admitting me.

    Mental Nurse

  • There's been many reports recently in the UK of people being 'sectioned'/jailed for life supposedly for killing non physical entities/pig yobs because they have 'mental health' problems.


  • "sectioned" under the Mental Health Act increased by a fifth between 1996 and 2006.

    Signs of the Times

  • "sectioned" patients were 15 times more likely to be in an NHS facility than a private facility in 1996-7 but only five times more likely by 2006.

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  • Seven molars were also virtually sectioned through the mesial cusps and two-dimensional enamel thickness and dentine horn height measurements were recorded.

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  • I'm only in my late 20s, but recall not having "young adult" titles sectioned off in my library or bookstores when I was at that age.

    Whither YA?


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