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modicum

A small amount.
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And still others combine positive changes with proposed revenue offsets that would, in tandem, produce winners and losers across the business community, as well as engender more than a modicum of confusion and uncertainty.
On Thursday night Fame Academy on BBC3 had an astrologer to talk to Nick, booted out the night before for showing a modicum of talent.
We will continue to live in peace, where there is space, fresh air, and a modicum of civility most of the world would die for.
Anyone with a modicum of business acumen would realise that the Millennium Commission wouldn't have advanced pounds 46m, or one of the world's largest banks provided a pounds 50m loan, if there were any flaws surrounding the ownership of the property.
O'Reilly reads with unbridled enthusiasm that could use a modicum of bridling, as he gives this fast-paced story a rapid-fire delivery.
In the middle of the 19th century, Baldwin and Lafontaine had to struggle to wrest a modicum of power from the British Crown and give us responsible government.
Even the tired white talking heads of the Sunday chat shows might have managed a modicum of moral outrage under those circumstances.
Perhaps even more striking is that Americans' failure to accumulate assets often is caused not by a lack of income, but by confusion and ignorance about personal finance issues that a modicum of professional advice could resolve.
Some modicum of sexual appeal comes with the territory, and a sexual aura surrounds it.
Anyone who has given a modicum of attention to the study of Renaissance Venice will recognize the critical role which the doge, the titular head of the Venetian Republic, played in public life, standing as the foremost representative of the state and Venetian ideals, a symbol of the splendor and stability of the city.
Now, thanks to a modicum of deregulation-induced competition and a hearty push from the miracles bubbling up in the laissez-faire computer technology sector, ready-teller machines make one's cash reserves safely available 'round the clock, 'round the world.