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Best

1. Charles Herbert. 1899--1978, Canadian physiologist: associated with Banting and Macleod in their discovery of insulin in 1922
2. George. born 1946, Northern Ireland footballer

Best

 

(Persian), in the common law of Iran, the right of sanctuary (inviolability) in sacred and inviolable places. The custom of offering sanctuary in the most revered religious places (temples, mosques, tombs, and so forth) is widespread in the Islamic countries of the East. Beginning in the 19th century, best was sometimes extended to foreign embassies, missions, and other institutions enjoying extraterritoriality.

People often had recourse to best as a sign of protest against the tyranny and oppression of the authorities. In such cases best assumed the character of mass political demonstrations accompanied by the closing of bazaars, stores, and workshops by their owners. Best was widely used during the Iranian Revolution of 1905–1911.

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The Gold Cup winner has twice had to give best to the resurgent Kauto Star this term and while there is no disgrace in finishing second to a National Hunt legend, Henderson must surely have been expecting a slightly different storyline.
We tried our best to give best service to satisfy our tourists.
Middlesbrough's Alan Cross matched Clubman B winner Tom Gill on two marks, but had to give best on the most cleans rule.
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Caranbola formed part of that although she had to give best to stablemate Knavesmire.
Sent off a 33-1 shot on his first attempt at six furlongs he proved too strong for 4-1 favourite Takeover Target and 8-1 shot War Artist to give Best a remarkable second Royal Ascot winner of the week.
It was a grand affair, and the festival organisers were kind enough to give best British feature prize to a Liverpool made film.
It was the third time this summer that Lee has been inside four minutes, but this time he had to give best to his training partner Richards who is now starting to find his true form.
However, Frankie Dettori has chosen to ride Mahfooth although even he may have to give best to another Godolphin runner in Inchlonaig who has pleased connections with his maturity.
Bolometers, which are currently more sensitive than HEMTs, require cooling to a fraction of a kelvin -- nearly absolute zero -- and give best results when detecting radiation at wavelengths shorter than 3 millimeters.