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  • v. Past participle of undertake


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  • After Cæsar had undertaken the business (_Cæsar, the business having been undertaken_), he was unwilling to delay longer. [

    Latin for Beginners

  • The power grab this administration has undertaken is against everything a true American believes. bts

    Clinton warns against violent anti-government attitude

  • How it might actually be undertaken is of course an entirely different matter, but the notion itself is by no means misplaced as a topic of discussion if nothing else.

    Calling Out All Galloping Beavers « Unambiguously Ambidextrous

  • Things Accomplished in Real Life: Important emails/phone calls undertaken; quick jaunt to grocery store for milk and butter; convinced cat that the maintenance man was not going to roast her on a spit; finished sorting tax documentation/paperwork that was begun yesterday, before husband came home and announced the need for immediate hurry.

    February 20, 2008

  • They were also among the first to test the improvised but increasingly systematic world order, in which rescue operations are undertaken from the developed world, assisted by a nexus of nongovernmental organizations, and then mutate into semi-permanent administrations.

    The Perils of Partition

  • Also, the mewing episodes are much shorter, and are undertaken from a greater distance.

    » Sweet Sleep

  • An investigation undertaken from the viewpoint of the effect of its activity has yielded the finding that this is the case to a considerable extent.

    Walter Hess - Nobel Lecture

  • The Asibi virus with which all these culture experiments were undertaken is highly pathogenic, not only for monkeys by parenteral inoculation but also for mice by intracerebral inoculation; that is, its viscerotropic as well as its neurotropic affinities are highly developed.

    Max Theiler - Nobel Lecture

  • Among other things undertaken from the air in Canada might be mentioned-forestry surveys, fire protection, transportation in undeveloped regions; fishery patrols; wheat rust disease; the mapping out of forest and mining areas; photographic surveys; investigation of ice conditions in Hudson Bay and Straits.

    Civil Aviation

  • The percentage of profitable ventures to the total number undertaken is small, so that they must have large returns, because the producing companies must carry the whole burden.

    Mining—A Permanent Industry


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