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


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  • The name shifted with the light: Luminista, Magda, Molly Jo, Bird.

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  • His expression shifted moment to moment, from anger to shame to some unreadable mix of fear and relief.

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  • Then his expression shifted as he reined himself in.

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  • He sat up, and his expression shifted from shock to confusion.

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  • At first she looked panicked, but her expression shifted when she saw Chantaland then the beer in my hand.

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  • But then something in her expression shifted and she took a big bite out of it, defiantly staring after Paige as she chewed.

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  • His expression shifted out of his usual blank stare.


  • Under this doctrine, if a person occupied land that belonged to somebody else, and did it openly and notoriously, and for a certain number of years, the title shifted to the occupier, and the old owner lost his rights.5 Western states, in particular, passed laws encouraging acquisition of title through adverse possession.

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  • The contesting French influence had eased when former President Jacque Chirac near the end of his term shifted to coordinating with the United States in Lebanon; the French contest, particularly on the African theatre and especially on NATO's northern Arab tier seems to have been completely neutralized with the electoral victory of the new President Nicolas Sarkozy, who chose to engage Washington as a "friend" and decided to rejoin NATO's military structure.

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  • His expression shifted subtilely, but in it Tyrande caught a glimpse of something that she almost thought remorse.



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