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  • adj. Alternative spelling of substandard.


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  • Clearly not enough is being done to crack down on homes that continue to offer what would charitably be described as sub-standard care.

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  • But did you know that the United States and other wealthy countries are sending sub-standard food overseas to address malnutrition?

    Tido von Schoen-Angerer: It's Time to End the Double-Standard of Food Aid

  • Refining, in particular, is a business that suffers long periods of sub-standard returns on capital punctuated by the occasional boom.

    ConocoPhillips Bows to the Market's Wishes

  • To explain this period of underachievement, other clubs may point to financial difficulty, managerial instability or simply sub-standard players.

    What's The Matter With Arsenal?

  • The National Audit Office NAO warns there is a "wealth of evidence" of sub-standard financial management that means the chancellor's plans to find efficiency savings of up to 40% in central government will not be achieved without urgent action to improve the capacity of the civil service.

    Whitehall riddled with financial mismanagement, says watchdog

  • So labor laws in developing countries cannot be improved because it will destroy their economy, so people work in conditions that are sub-standard for their own good.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Limits of “No”

  • These guys were over in the Hospital about every other day and I never heard them mention that the care was sub-standard.

    Access to medical specialists at Lakeside

  • From some of the stories I have personally heard, however, the seemingly endless supply of new teachers will begin to run out: fewer young people are willing to endure sub-standard teaching conditions in inner-city schools and threats to find ways to raise their students' scores on meaningless, mind-numbing tests or lose their jobs.

    Joel Shatzky: Educating for Democracy: "Save Our Schools" Strategies

  • It will ONLY hurt his business to continue to offer a sub-standard mush meal pile of uninteresting tastes.

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  • The ban also unfairly smeared all distance program providers in the country as sub-standard, and maligned the leaders of these institutions as scammers in light of comments by officials which insinuated that the "purpose [of the providers] was to collect money" and not provide legitimate educational services.

    Alemayehu G. Mariam: Ethiopia: Education Unbanned!


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