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espouse

Definition: (verb) Choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans.
Synonyms:adopt, follow
Usage:The candidate espouses Republican ideals. Discuss.

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Noun Phrases of Varying Length

Noun phrases can be as short as two words, or they can be longer and have many words. The number of words in a phrase does not affect its status as a noun phrase, so long as it functions as what? More... Discuss

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Identity Theft

The most common forms of identity theft occur when someone obtains another person's personal information, such as a date of birth, and uses it to open a fraudulent bank, credit card, or other account, or to obtain false loans. In other cases, criminals provide another's name and information to police when arrested, so that the charges appear on that person's record. According to some statistics, how long does the average victim take to resolve a case of identity theft? More... Discuss

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Philippine Opposition Leader Benigno Aquino, Jr., Is Assassinated (1983)

Aquino, leader of the Philippines' Liberal Party, was planning to run for president in 1972 when Ferdinand Marcos, the incumbent, declared martial law and had Aquino arrested on inflated charges. Aquino served eight years in prison, at one point demonstrating against his sentence with a 40-day hunger strike. In 1980, he was released to go to the US for heart-bypass surgery. After three years in exile, he returned to the Philippines and was immediately assassinated. Why had Aquino gone back? More... Discuss

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Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (1930)

The younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret was a somewhat controversial member of the royal family, mainly as a result of her turbulent love life. She called off her first engagement, to a divorcee 16 years her senior, when it became clear that marrying him would mean renouncing her right of succession. A few years later, she wed photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones, but rumors of her infidelities abounded, and they eventually divorced. With whom did she supposedly stray? More... Discuss

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Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Discuss

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Coordinating conjunctions are used to join ________.





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n. The state of being probable; probability
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Salzburg Festival

Although the Salzburg Festival features musical events by a wide variety of composers and performances by internationally celebrated musicians, conductors and singers, the festival has always paid special homage to Mozart. The festival takes place at the end of July and through most of August at different venues throughout Salzburg—most of the operatic and large orchestral pieces are performed in the Festspielhaus, chamber music concerts are usually given in the hall of the Mozarteum, and the Residenz is the scene for serenade concerts held by candlelight. More... Discuss

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pitch a fit

To become very or unreasonably angry or upset; to have an outburst of rage, frustration, or ill temper. More... Discuss