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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of warrant.
  • adjective Authorized with a warrant.
  • adjective Deserved, necessary.


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  • Q When are the President's phone calls warranted in this process?

    Press Briefing By Mike Mccurry

  • Though Jean-Claude Trichet didn't toughen his message on inflation from last month, he reiterated that "very close monitoring" of inflation is "warranted" - a formulation of words that in January raised questions as to when the cost of borrowing might rise.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • Critics may be trying to decide whether the probability claims of researchers are warranted, which is laudable, but they appear to also be motivated by an uncomfortableness with the censorship that the findings might lead to, a career investment in other methods of media research, and a personal attachment to some violent media.

    Media Violence, Aggression, and Policy

  • Hearne remarks that the explication of this word warranted by

    Notes and Queries, Number 61, December 28, 1850

  • I don't know how much was sold, but the idea warranted a repeat the next year in which my abiding memory is circling gently in the wee small hours of the opening party on a shimmering carousel by Carsten Höller, the artist who made the giant slides in Tate's Turbine Hall. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Or, as the curators write, "Capable of biting satire but also of enormous empathy, Degas approached each of his nudes in the terms warranted by that moment."

    NYT > Home Page

  • As Britain moves today to introduce legislation that will expose gender pay inequality by requiring private companies with more than 250 employees to publish figures showing how much more men are paid than women, Ms Broderick said the idea warranted a look here. | Top Stories

  • Mitch Townsend post on the abandoned textile mills of Massachusetts on a previous thread but I thought the idea warranted its own space.

    Chicago Boyz

  • The Maine Attorney General's Office is expected to review the shooting to determine whether deadly force was warranted, which is standard procedure.


  • Gary Huss, a scientist at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, who was one of the early reviewers of the paper in Science, said though the scientists had not proved their case, they had offered enough evidence that the idea warranted a closer look by others.

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