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  • v. Present participle of term.


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  • But Noël Annan went a bit further in terming him a "cultural statesman": a concept with a trapdoor of absurdity built right into it.

    A Nice Bloody Fool

  • These individuals have realized there is great power in terming themselves as "victims" and exploiting the empathy of our tolerant society for their own purpose.

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  • As to the lady, Ms. Z, I don't recall terming her nasty.

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  • To cite but two cases, Professor Christian Sigrist, an ethnologist at the University of Munster, faces termination (although he is tenured) for expressing views that are "contemptuous of the state and its organs" and using "extreme" language such as terming a police killing "murder."


  • At the Bedford event, Perry raised eyebrows with comments on climate change, terming the issue "politicized" and "a scientific theory that still has not been proven."

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  • Beck feels no compunction in terming the president the leader of an "army of thugs" and comparing the country under his presidency to "the damn 'Planet of the Apes.'"

    Eric Alterman: Think Again: The Hate We Tolerate

  • While Pakistan's foreign office, the embassy in Washington, D.C. and the National Assembly passed a unanimous resolution which "strongly condemned" the hearing by terming it "blatant interference" of the United States into its 'internal matters,' rogue intelligence agencies linked to the godlike military have chosen a ruthless path to vent retribution.

    Malik Siraj Akbar: Pakistan Vs. Balochistan

  • SCGOP spokesman Joel Sawyer flatly denied that Floyd had anything to do with the calls, terming such accusations “absolutely false.”

    Robo-Calls Linked?

  • South Korea responded by demanding that Japan withdraw the boycott or face possible retaliation, terming it an unjustified sanction against a private company.

    Japan, South Korea At Odds Again Over Territorial Dispute

  • Perry also criticized Obama, terming the nation's army of unemployed a tragedy and calling new regulations introduced by the Obama administration job killers.

    Perry slams Washington's spending "addiction"


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