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She was forced to abdicate the throne of Spain.
The man was apprehended when he tried to abduct the child.
They were compelled to abjure their faith.
No one thinks that abortion is a wonderful thing.
He absconded with the company funds.
Ten people voted in favour, five against and two abstained.
The doctor ordered me to abstain from drinking.
He read abstruse works in philosophy.
I repeat that I can't accede to your demand.
He had conspired with an accomplice to rob the bank.
The criminal seems to have an accomplice.
He glared at me with an air of accusation.
Please acquaint me with the facts of the case.
You must acquaint yourself with your new job.
He stood adamant to any temptation.
After all they administer drugs every day.
The physician may prescribe but not administer the drug.
We need to administer our system much more tightly.
He admonished the child for his bad behavior
In the aftermath of the fire, many people were in need of shelter.
He declared that your allegation was a lie.
One allegation has been forwarded for investigation.
There were allegations but no proof.
Her tooth was extracted under local anaesthetic.
You'll be under anaesthetic, so you won't feel a thing.
Antitrust is based on the idea that competition has a beneficial result on free markets, and should be encouraged.
Antitrust laws are laws that prohibit unfair business practices.
The brutality of the crime has appalled the public.
The NYT is the armpit of the left-wing media.
It was a horrible war of attrition.
For many avid book readers, e-books are a part of their daily lives.
The dictator had an avid desire for power.
The road was blocked, so we backtracked.
bail water out of a boat
How much do I need to bail my son out?
The government had to bail the company out of financial difficulty.
Please bail me out.
The boss beckoned him into her office.
The city is a sprawling behemoth with no heart.
Jones and Rigby fought in the same brigade during the war
Has the patient or caregiver been instructed in administration?
the Black Caucus of minority congressmen
Perhaps the caucuses are too soon after New Year.
The only caveat is to brown the food without burning the juices.
So far so good, but there are a couple of caveats to all this.
The new censorship law will turn the clock back 50 years.
I wondered why he had gone through the elaborate charade.
circumscribe a circle about a triangle
Free expression of the people was circumscribed by a dictator
Because in my older years, I've become somewhat of a clairvoyant
There has been a colossal waste of public money.
This has been a colossal failure in society for several years.
This club is composed of 1,000 members.
children compliant with the parental will
The man taken hostage seems to be compliant.
They refused to comply with the UN resolution.
Art materials comprise paint, brushes, and canvas
He conceived of a robot that would help paralyzed patients
In ancient times the world was conceived of as flat.
confer a degree on a person
He asked for some time to confer with his family
He wanted to confer with his colleagues before reaching a decision.
The university conferred a degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated
I confide in him alone.
I was too scared to confide in my teachers for fear of retribution.
There's not a single person in that firm you can confide in.
Before the government confiscated our land, our life was very wealthy.
The teacher threatened to confiscate their phones if they kept using them in class.
We are here to confiscate the portrait.
Her letters conflate past and present.
I am sorry to see the dictionary conflating the terms
You appear to have conflated human rights with selfishness.
Most books consist of several chapters.
He intended to consummate an encounter with her.
He showed consummate skill in playing the piano.
The editor welcomes correspondence from readers on any subject.
We'll connect our Blue House correspondent.
He tried to crawl back into favor.
Historical evidence lends credence to his theory
The Government has begun a crosscutting review of child poverty for Spending Review 2004
Convicted murderer Ire Einhorn is in the custody of French police.
Parents have the custody of their young children.
He and Kidman share custody of their two adopted children.
The man was in the custody of the police.
Blind-minded haste Is shortest cut to debacle
The collapse of the company was described as the greatest financial debacle in US history.
Similarly, the upper decile amount has 90 per cent.
families in the top decile of income
The general took de facto control of the country.
Mercury has deleterious effects on the human body.
The president's sudden demise has been quite staggering.
The play ended in an unexpected denouement.
to deploy arguments/resources
USFK plans to deploy THAAD
I will not detain you long.
The bomb devastated much of the old part of the city.
I don't like reading a didactic novel.
Bleach and disinfectant to kill bacteria.
He cleaned out the bathroom with disinfectant.
I think that sunlight is the best disinfectant.
There are people who like to disseminate false reports.
There are always some people who dissent from our opinion.
I was absolutely dumbfounded when I won the new Buick.
I could elicit no response from him.
Her letter of complaint elicited a quick response from the company.
We will elicit comment from a wide range of sources.
He embellished his speech with a few quotations.
The police operation was encumbered by crowds of reporters.
Too much debt encumbers her business.
The silver cup was engraved with his name.
The Tripitaka Koreana Enshrined at Haein-sa Temple
He is enshrined in the Hall of Fame.
They basically enshrined the second-class status of women in the civil code.
entrenched prejudice against women
He entrenched himself in a cave.
You are entrenched in your beliefs and don't want to better yourself.
Polio has been virtually eradicated in Brazil.
The Church's apostolic mission is to evangelize
Pablo Picasso and Diego Rivera were contemporaries, erstwhile competitors, and well aware of their larger-than-life personalities.
The symptoms may be exacerbated by certain drugs
An advisor to the president was arrested and charged with using her influence to extort large sums from companies.
They accused him of trying to extort money with menaces.
The subject of racism is admittedly too complex for facile summarization.
He committed a felony.
The fetus is standing top down.
The video footage shows one female whale being shot with a grenade-tipped harpoon.
During the fracas, Waller shot down one intruder and assisted in splashing another.
He was injured in a Saturday-night fracas outside a disco.
Don't waste your money on something so frivolous.
By building dams, we harness water.
At our school it is illegal to haze freshmen.
The Catholics forced him out of church and called him a "heretic."
With hindsight, I wish I had forced her into counselling.
His body was honed to perfection.
She wore an immaculate white dress.
A long period of isolation impoverishes the mind
Beggary and street crime impoverish everyone by destroying the quality of life
The country was impoverished by the war.
We had inadvertently left without paying the bill
He incidentally met his old friend on the street.
The strollers had "Made in China" labeled in inconspicuous places such as on the bottom of the products.
He never says anything to incriminate himself.
The indictment set the judicial process in motion.
The poverty in our cities is a damning indictment of modern society.
Microsoft was under indictment in an antitrust suit.
Out of the 18,157 sex attacks reported in 2009, only 41.1 percent progressed to an indictment by the prosecution.
His radical ideas are incongruous with his family's conservative traditions.
His voice was indistinct because of the loud music.
Indecent content was expunged from the book.
an inextricable connection between the past and the present
There might have been an infringement of the rules.
an utterly insouciant financial policy
He was being insouciant, but he was also being serious.
Discussions with a range of interlocutors will form a part of that investigation.
In conversation he lacks any trace of self-importance, and defers constantly to the interlocutor
He was interrogated by the police for over 12 hours.
I interrogated everyone even slightly involved.
The junior Lee has become the first son of a president to be interrogated by a special counsel.
Would you intervene if you saw a parent hit a child?
A person can legally drink to the point of intoxication.
I'm sorry to intrude, but I need to talk to someone.
In the film he plays a lecherous soldier.
He is very lecherous, stupid, and lazy.
His claim to be promoted to the post was quite legitimate.
The company has been in litigation with its previous auditors for a full year.
I resent you for spreading that lousy rumor.
The crimes cast a lurid light on the person.
Because in reality most people live in mediocrity.
It is the business of a midwife to bring children into the world.
His bad manners will militate against his success in business.
Politeness militated against this opinion being expressed
An offensive smell assails my nostrils.
The "testimony" of other Liars would only serve to obfuscate that evidence.
Ahh, the old obfuscate trick.
The novel has an omniscient narrator.
People were gathered to protest the beauty pageant.
All this legal parlance confuses me.
Despite a paucity of evidence, it could be a generational thing.
a paucity of information
do penance by fasting
They are doing penance for their sins.
to perpetrate a crime/fraud/massacre
Condemn the offense and not its perpetrator.
The woman who is on the inside turned out to be the perpetrator.
After the war a spirit of hopelessness pervaded the country.
The professor said that he thought the business world was full of philistines and chalatans.
Jason and his comrades have arrived and are shown pillaging the locals
The invaders pillaged every village they passed on their route.
Inflation has reached a plateau.
At night, temperatures plummet below freezing.
The jet plummeted into a row of houses.
He believes that some people are predisposed to criminal behaviour.
Factor analysis on the Propensity to Migrate from Rural Area to Urban Area
He showed a propensity for violence.
Existing prosthetic limbs can typically manage just one movement at a time.
Then she used prosthetic legs to walk on her own.
These times are provisional and subject to confirmation.
If you'd practice what you preach, you'd be better off
Troops moved swiftly to quash any unrest yesterday.
The dog was kept in quarantine for six months.
Give your rationale behind your decision.
The teacher rebuked him for not doing his assignment.
He relegated the incident to the back of his mind.
She was then relegated to the role of assistant.
They interpret these rules to make sure that women are ordinarily relegated to a secondary position compared to men in the eyes of God
Hunger gives relish to any food.
He had committed in no remorse for the murders.
The way he laughed was strongly reminiscent of his father.
Repent, the kingdom of God is at hand!
His declaration had unforeseen repercussions
The collapse of the company will have repercussions for the whole industry
President Kennedy' s assassination had far-reaching repercussion.
The idea of eating meat was repugnant to her.
The arrogance of the nobility was resented by the middle class.
If you start saying nasty things about someone's parents, they will resent you.
The moon is hanging on the ridge of a mountain.
the rupture of a blood vessel
She savored the aroma of apple pies.
Another top scam used to reel in victims, phishing.
The statement was carefully scrutinized before publication.
a self-appointed guardian of public morals
These self-appointed soldiers of Allah slaughtered other Muslims as well.
She tactfully skirted around the subject of money.
Ferns, mosses, and fungi spread by means of spores.
He's been a stalwart in the Republican Party for many years.
He remained a stalwart friend of working people all his life.
After that the two alliances might be subsumed into a new European security system
All these different ideas can be subsumed under just two broad categories.
This new system subsumes the old one
There is little scientific evidence to substantiate the claims.
She has a svelte figure that suits to any kind of clothing.
A lot of tourists swamp Europe all year round.
He swamped us with ideas and new plans.
Her arm was beginning to swell up where the bee had stung her
take into account
City planning must necessarily take into account projected growth.
Her report of what happened tallied exactly with the story of another witness.
If he resigned it would be tantamount to admitting that he was guilty.
She has a very even temperament.
The affair could tarnish the reputation of the senator.
the economic upheaval of the war and post war period
This election is expected to bring about a political upheaval.
Being more balanced doesn't mean dramatic upheaval in your life.
the upheaval of the French Revolution.
He drove off, oblivious of the damage he had caused.
The V-chip is another viable solution.
He finally vindicated his honor
The director said he had been vindicated by the experts' report.
An ultra-violent vengeance story, Old Boy has been praised for its strong narrative and visual style.
The robber knocked out a warden before stripping the portraits from their frames.
If you have questions about emergency evacuation procedures, just ask your area warden.
He came up with a water-tight plan to make the switch.
An enchanting, whimsical fantasy for the whole family!
A little boy whimpered with cold.
I could hear the puppy whimpering.
Some foods will tarnish silver
The minister preached to the congregation about the need for tolerance
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