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(of colours) plain and dull or subdued
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More soberingly, a single market is the only way Asean will be able to hold its own economically against the might of the United States, the European Union and, increasingly, China and India.
Soberingly, though, a review of websites and blogs from young adult cancer patients suggest resonant responses to some of the nightmarishly portrayed professionals in "50/50.
THE referendum debate has moved from the politically theoretical to the soberingly practical.
Soberingly, IARC s diligent evaluation process of what can and what can not cause cancer in human s would be blurred when equating group 1 (proven carcinogen) classifications with group 2A classifications, as recommended in the Asturias Declaration.
Soberingly the shuffled two favourite More birthday friends police.
This fact became soberingly clear when a long-range cohort study demonstrated that an equal number of cases of pulmonary embolism were found at autopsy as were predicted by death certificate (Silverstein et al.
Sadly and soberingly, El-Haddad tells us that for now, for the people of Gaza, the Goldstone Report is just "ink on paper," since it has not led to any improvement in their lives.
Having been involved in the judging of them all - somewhat soberingly the judging panel now see contenders younger than the event - it is encouraging to note the standard is better than ever.
And yet, soberingly, she also reveals just how the subsequent evaporation of a more full-blown and generalised project of democratised emancipation has allowed the whole process of female liberation to become excessively centralised and bureaucratised--and permitted, as well, a substantial drying up of the range of woman's organisations from below that could help sustain the push for further advance (see Hassim 2006).
The ARRA's results to date, however, have been soberingly quotidian.
But then, as we have soberingly learned in the post-crash era, nor can any country.
More soberingly, however, it also coincided with the announcement of 3,000 job losses in the UK, including 1,690 at Norwich Union Life in York and Norwich and 1,000 at Bombardier's aircraft parts factory in Belfast.