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/nee'wis/, /n[y]oo'is/ or /n[y]ooz/ Network extensible Window System.

Many hackers insist on the two-syllable pronunciations above as a way of distinguishing NeWS from news (the netnews software).


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(1) See Usenet and syndication format.

(2) (NeWS) (Network Extensible Windowing Support) A networked windowing system (similar to X Windows) from Sun that renders PostScript fonts on screen the way they print on a PostScript printer.
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References in classic literature ?
"What bad news do you mean?" asked his friend, conscious of something strange and sinister in his voice.
"If it is to that bad news I owe your presence, marquise, welcome be even that bad news!
"He can have a telegram sent after him," I said: "but it's not very soldier-like, running away from possible bad news!"
"I am afraid I bring you bad news, sir," he said, and pointed to one of the letters, which had a mourning border round it, and the address on which was in the handwriting of Mr.
The Moscovites felt that something was wrong and that to discuss the bad news was difficult, and so it was best to be silent.
'I bring bad news. Let me see you for a minute downstairs.' Agnes immediately left the room.
Keywords: Breaking bad news, Communication skills, Evaluation, KEMU, Postgraduate resident.
A WOMAN who received bad news had a drink - and was caught drink-driving.
'Ang dami-dami nang tagapagdala ng bad news, fake news, hate speech.
"What's the good news?" "You're the love child of Robin Hood." "What's the bad news?" "You're due to pop your clogs a week on Wednesday."
To what extent do effective communication skills assist in breaking bad news to a patient?
Objectives: The purpose of the study was to identify the sequence of violence that ensues after breaking bad news and develop a contextual model of breaking bad news and develop a model contextual for Pakistan.