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To adapt a building or structure to current conditions, tastes, or usage, usually by remodeling.
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In March 2009, though, Cameron acknowledged his party's spending plans were unaffordable: "We based our plans on the hope that economic growth will continue," marking a clear break with Labor and a central modernizer tenet.
The modernizers, instead of broadening their party's coalition, fragment it.
The market's secondary status in its new location was further demonstrated by modernizer Jack MacDonald's contention that since the market was now contained within a parking structure, the City Parking Authority should manage the market instead of the Property and License Committee.
118) Although the mayor at the time, Victor Kennedy Copps, was a determined modernizer, public response to the plans was mixed and they were modified numerous times before being partially implemented over a protracted period.
The point of all this, writes Luebke, is that the Democrats' modernizer philosophy is precisely why they lose.
Document Modernizer enabled 012 Golden Lines to better serve the needs of their corporate and private customers, who can now view a copy of their bill via the Web, even before they receive it by post.
Today's so-called neoconservatives, who took some credit for defeating the Soviet Union, share much of the America-centric optimism of the liberal modernizers of the 1960s, and their eagerness to export democracy American-style is almost as simplistic as the earlier faith that "transitional" societies were on their way to resembling "rational" Western models.
A study by the National Chamber of Commerce released on March 10 warns that if the Salinas-backed modernizers do not win the August national elections, business interests expect "revolution and a rupture with the past.
the Ottoman empire and its successors) is "their capacity to borrow from the earlier modernizers, and to make effective use of such borrowing.
In collecting and introducing the work of some seventeen eighteenth-century modernizers of Canterbury Tales, Betsy Bowden has produced a most convenient source-book for those interested in the history of Chaucer's reception.
Another is her acute analysis of the changes in political alignments, powerholding, and wealth distribution that occurred with the liberal Reform of the 1 850s, processes that stimulated the rise of a new political and property-holding middle class, and the later bifurcation of the liberals into a more populist, rural, caudillo-dominated group and an urban-based, republican (though not radically democratic) group of progressive modernizers.
The modernizers of early twentieth-century China needed to paint "Confucianism" in the darkest possible colors, and Ko shows in her Introduction how their agenda required a simple model of the oppression of women, admitting none of the complexities she describes.