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


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  • They (I think because they're cheeky) put the BPM of their songs in the liner-notes, and one of them clocks in at 174BPM - so it kind of verges on spazzy, but it is really good.

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  • Here's a couple more things that you shouldn't let put you off giving it a go: firstly, it's a break up album and secondly it kind of verges on being a concept album.

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  • Guadalajara, the state capital, verges on eight million.

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  • More aggravating still, Thune's frame shows no evidence of overeating - a testament to his running and basketball regimen that his intimates say verges on obsessive.

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  • Clear streams trickled down meandering, rural lanes with their bare, wooded verges, and in the fields there was a swarming mass of foraging pheasants.

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  • It didn't feel like spring when I recently drove up into the wolds near Pocklington, with snow-sprinkled verges still not thawed after an afternoon of winter sun – a low, heatless sun that gave rise to long shadows.

    Country diary: East Yorkshire

  • The discrepancies between the way the two parties talk about each other is ignored, and we begin to focus on the meaninglessness of "violent imagery" in political rhetoric instead of a coherent political belief system in which one side views the other as an inherently illegitimate political actor, one whose role in politics verges on demanding a violent response.

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  • It's not an especially interesting movie to look at (it's set in a nondescript Detroit suburb), its message is deeply familiar (learn to love thy neighbor), and its central performance, by Eastwood himself, is so broad that it verges on vaudeville.

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  • The development comes just eight months after Turkey was censured by the European Court of Human Rights for convicting another publisher, Rahmi Akdas, "for publishing obscene or immoral material liable to arouse and exploit sexual desire among the population", with a translation of a different Apollinaire novel, Les onze milles verges (The Eleven Thousand Rods).

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  • Murder charges were dropped against Ilario Pantano, who now verges on election victory buoyed by right-wing backing

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