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throat-clearing

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  • I'm betting that gamification, in spite of its throat-clearing name, is going to be big in the commercial world -- and in schools.

    The 'Gamification' Of Education

  • I'm betting that gamification, in spite of its throat-clearing name, is going to be big in the commercial world -- and in schools.

    The 'Gamification' Of Education

  • Most of us -- including me -- do way too much throat-clearing at the beginning of our stories.

    Delia Lloyd: 5 Ways to Improve Your Fiction

  • That voice, that one-time awe-inspiring natural resource now sounds polluted and in perpetual need of a throat-clearing.

    The revenge of the voice

  • "We are not going to give a grade to this thing until we have a chance to talk to Palestinian Authority leaders about the implications," said State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland, along with the usual throat-clearing about U.S. red lines.

    Obama's Palestine Test

  • Most of us -- including me -- do way too much throat-clearing at the beginning of our stories.

    Delia Lloyd: 5 Ways to Improve Your Fiction

  • After a lot of throat-clearing, he finally asked if there was any way I could stop my mother from calling their station because it was taking time away from real emergencies.

    The Memory Palace

  • For although "The Zoo Story" retains a shattering appeal in its undermining of affluent New York's urbane complacency, the preliminary act - set in Peter's Upper East Side apartment - comes across as a sedate exercise in throat-clearing.

    'At Home at the Zoo' expands Albee's classic one-act play

  • They start off instead with excessive scene-setting, metaphysical speculation, introducing nonessential dramatis personae, throat-clearing, etc.

    The Fine Art of Where to Start

  • Only a second round of throat-clearing, obviously more forced than the last, kept him from losing himself once again in the woman in his arms.

    Healing the Highlander

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