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  • In a $5 million spot during last year's Super Bowl, Motorola mimicked Apple's famous "1984" commercial by depicting a lone Xoom-toting yuppie surrounded by white-robed Apple acolytes.

    Ty Fujimura: Why Apple is Doomed

  • The stirring words brought all the members of the white-robed choir behind the president's podium to their feet.

    Obama Offers Message of Hope and Support to Tornado-Damaged Joplin, Missouri

  • "We reject the fighting in Libya...we strongly reject foreign intervention," declared Abed Abu Hamada , leader of the Megharbah tribe, in a speech to the televised gathering of white-robed elders.

    Gadhafi Stages Event to Show Libyan Tribal Unity

  • Any suspension of disbelief about the high-flying white-robed deity is extinguished.

    Isaac Julien's angel of Morecambe

  • The hymn of praise which we have just sung unites us with the angelic hosts and the Church of every time and place – "the glorious company of the apostles, the noble fellowship of the prophets and the white-robed army of martyrs" – as we give glory to God for the work of our redemption, accomplished in the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

    Pope in the Holy Land: The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

  • Hajjis, those who have done hajj, tell me how pleasurable it was being part of the white-robed crowd from all nations united for a common purpose.

    Terry Kelhawk: American Pilgrims Of All Faiths

  • While explanatory texts are frustratingly short and few, photographs showing the white-robed monks serving meals in the unadorned white-walled refectory, studying in the book-lined scriptorium and making mustard and face cream in their new workhouse convey better than any script the fullness of experience possible in even the sparest settings.

    The Pared Minimum

  • He interviewed Gandhi weeks before the white-robed pacifist was assassinated.

    Phillips Talbot, witness to history in India and Pakistan, dies at 95

  • The only community to escape this fate is an island inhabited by a white-robed animist cult who reject oil money – though even they survive only under the patronage of a shadowy militant leader.

    Oil on Water by Helon Habila

  • One white-robed dinar dealer, 68-year-old Awaludin Mohal, has to offer paper bank notes as change when customers buy his gold and silver coins.

    Malaysian Muslims Go for Gold, But It's Hard to Make Change

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