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  • After learning the most basic of functions – walking up stairs, climbing into a car and other taken-for-granted "basics" not always taught in the dank, cruel world in which they lived under Vick's care – they were slowly introduced into what would become their "normal" life at the sanctuary.

    As Athlete Makes Comeback, Recovery For Vick's Dogs Is Slow And Painful

  • Their job is a taken-for-granted, but it requires long hours and dedication to keep systems operating and secure -- and folks, security breaches cost money and cause downtime.

    Offsite Access To NOMAD Is About To Change (Or is it?) - NASA Watch

  • The typical American I see in an office building or shopping mall, stout or slim, gives off countless unconscious signs — hair, skin, teeth, height — of having grown up in a society of taken-for-granted sanitation, vaccination, ample protein, and overall public health.

    How America Can Rise Again

  • They are the often the taken-for-granted backbone of critical life-supporting products and services in communities.

    Aaron Hurst: Can Pro Bono Resources Help Us Prepare for the Next Disaster?

  • A primary job of teachers and scholars and journalists, and a responsibility of all engaged citizens, is to challenge orthodoxy, dogma, and mindless complacency, to be skeptical of all authoritative claims, to interrogate and trouble the given and the taken-for-granted.

    Doublespeak at the University of Wyoming

  • It's especially lovely to spend longer than a week with them: it makes me realise how much I have missed the humdrum, taken-for-granted rhythm of always being together; all that companionably empty, occasionally boring, time feels luxurious now.

    Diary of a separation

  • First, only women are asked questions about a topic that is deeply relational, as well as taken-for-granted, invisible, and highly contested.

    Women Breadwinners: Why We Must Be Sensitive to Our Slower-Moving Husbands

  • But for all the misery, our steady, often taken-for-granted Canadian friends don't appear to be as gloomy about it as Americans are.

    North of the border, a funemployed summer

  • But it was a stirring reminder of the taken-for-granted greatness that still lurks within the 29-year-old Mr. Federer.

    Superduperhuman Has His Doubters

  • This element of taken-for-granted power is what distinguishes magical thought from mere wishful thinking.

    Magic and Mayhem


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