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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of supervise.


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  • The first definition is "an official who examines [various media] for the purpose of suppressing parts deemed objectionable ..." (emphasis mine) The secondary definitions either imply official capacity ( "supervises"), are so broad as to be useless ( "an adverse critic"), or are irrelevant (apply to Roman times or Freudian theory).

    Is That Legal?: Brad Krantz on Peter Brimelow's Falsehoods

  • In the wild, one male "supervises" the home ranges of several females.

    15 Agouti

  • The lawyer and the witness had dueled over the meaning of common words, about whether an executive "supervises" or "administers," about the difference between a lie and a failure to tell the truth.

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  • Tsvangirai will be prime minister, chairing a newly created Council of State that "supervises" the cabinet.

    The Georgia Straight - News And Views

  • He then supervises destroying a school's perfectly functional furniture and books, and takes a side trip bearing Not A Bribe to Councilman Oliver Thomas playing self, for a graft trifecta.

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  • J.P. Morgan Officials at the NCUA, a federal regulator that supervises the nation's credit unions, expect to file additional lawsuits against as many as eight more banks and securities firms that pooled individual mortgages into securities and sold them to the five credit unions, which failed in 2009 and 2010, according to people familiar with the situation.

    Feds Sue Bankers Over Fall in Bonds

  • The surveillance force falls under State Oceanic Administration, which supervises China's coastline and territorial waters.

    China to Boost Maritime Patrol Forces

  • The center is to be modeled at least partially on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which coordinates and supervises the work of several other existing government agencies.

    India Approves Anti-Terror Database

  • I stack the peppers in a basket and count them at the end of the day while Grandpa supervises, a can of Budweiser in one hand, cigarette in the other.

    The Memory Palace

  • Ana Cristina Wright Ramirez supervises while her brother Santiago James prepares a quintessential Mexican food -- corn.

    Ana Cristina Wright Ramirez supervises while her brother Santiago James prepares a quintessential Mexican food -- corn. © Anthony Wright, 2009


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