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  • v. Present participle of subordinate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. serving to connect a subordinate clause to a main clause


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  • The first is a primary tactic in subordinating fractious slaves in the plantation economy.

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  • Earlier U.S. presidents have expressed abhorrence for the notion of subordinating fiscal prudence and monetary integrity to government policy objectives.

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  • They firmly rejected the idea of subordinating constitutional making processes to parliament.

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  • This is a government which has a seriously perverted idea of what the "rule of law" actually means; which has repeatedly restricted our liberties and endlessly wants to restrict them further; which makes a mockery of our "democratic society" by endless gerrymandering and circumventing of true democratic process; which is hell-bent on "subordinating" our entire constitution to a corrupt bureaucracy in Brussels.

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  • Within a country, means of promoting international human rights include incorporating international norms into a state's constitution and criminal law; creating limits on federalism, such as subordinating localities to the federal government; and, promoting human rights through propaganda and education.

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  • Bankers call it "subordinating" a loan - the new mortgage would be paid off first under default.

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  • Otherwise she is subordinating the literature lesson to a vocabulary lesson or to a multiple-choice question.

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  • Now this shifting of the verb in certain subordinating clauses … that drives me bat-shit crazy.

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  • Here was the real essence of what came to be called the Powell Doctrine: minimizing uncertainty by employing maximum force and allowing commanders in the field to exercise broad autonomy, and by implication subordinating political considerations to operational ones.

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  • Only when those who had committed the United States to the war had left office could the government consider subordinating principle to national interests.

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