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


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  • The word strikes terror in the hearts and minds of Manhattan parents.

    Testing for Kindergarten

  • The word strikes fear, even though the latest thinking is that many cancers have essentially become chronic, rather than terminal, illnesses.19 Given the advances in treatment, which often involve a series of different tactics over time, cancer could be viewed in almost the same light as diabetes.

    After the Diagnosis

  • The offence may in part be aesthetic - the word strikes you as inelegant - but it may also relate to the conviction that referring to a woman in this way is a means of trivialising and patronising her behaviour. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • A few designers and design writers have pointed out that the word "hipsters" in the title strikes the wrong note, and I can't say I disagree: How many hipsters, as the term is generally thrown around, can afford to commission a house from Marmol Radziner or Jeanne Gang, whose work the site features?

    The Seattle Times

  • However, the term strikes me as name-calling rather than insightful.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • The title strikes me as especially unfortunate, given our David's woeful track record.


  • Just the term strikes fear into the hearts of past and present derivatives traders.


  • Taken seriously, this term strikes at the heart of the matter.


  • Wandering around a hardware store until inspiration strikes is a terrible idea.

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  • Whether we could do that with nuclear strikes is a different question, and I doubt Matt intended his commentary to apply to such a hypothetical.

    Matthew Yglesias » Panic! at the Caucus Meeting


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