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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of vacuum.
  • n. Plural form of vacuum.


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  • Unfortunately, the world's experience with power vacuums is hardly encouraging.


  • (* 8) Anybody curious as to the origin of that phrase about "vacuums" - a ton of scientific experiments (especially chemical and physical sciences) are conducted in a "vacuum" (in a sealed tube with no air whatsoever) to completely eliminate outside variables.

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  • These people were so close minded I couldn’t take it anymore, they still think tell lousy phony jokes works and they think that hammer closing a person into buying a $2000 vacuums is AWESOME.

    I do everything wrong | Johnny B. Truant

  • “The personal is political” was never meant to be wielded as a weapon against those with fewer choices, less access, nor was it designed to create wedges like the Lipstick Wars because our choices – not of whether to consume, as that is emphatically not a choice, but of what, when, where, why, and how to consume – are not made in vacuums and principles don’t pay the bills or do the dishes.

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  • The CPSC is asking consumers to unplug and stop using the recalled vacuums and to contact Electrolux for a free replacement of the handheld portion that contains the batteries.

    Electrolux recalls 320,000 cordless vacuums with faulty batteries

  • So against that growth of Taliban influence into some of these areas that you might call vacuums, you've got a growing strength of the government of Afghanistan that is contesting that.

    CNN Transcript Sep 11, 2006

  • The recalled vacuums are sliver and black and were sold nationwide at department stores, independent retailers and online between March 2003 and December 2008. - News

  • • Identify organizational "vacuums" that are critical to business sustainability and growth and tell management that you want to work on those issues.

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  • We've all seen these so-called "vacuums," sitting there all bright, and steely, their long sucking hoses draped seductively over their hot little hanging hooks.

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  • The United States must be a strong and consistent partner in this process – not to force concessions, but to help committed partners avoid stalemate and the kind of vacuums that are filled by violence.

    Remarks of Senator Barack Obama: AIPAC Policy Conference


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