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Archaic a type of fine woollen fabric

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A human may "say" things to a computer by typing them on a terminal. "To list a directory verbosely, say "ls -l"." Tends to imply a newline-terminated command (a "sentence").

A computer may "say" things to you, even if it doesn't have a speech synthesiser, by displaying them on a terminal in response to your commands. This usage often confuses mundanes.
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It goes without saying that minority dealers--past, present, and future--owe him a debt of gratitude for his service.
It goes without saying that a natural disaster--a hurricane, tornado, lightning strike, etc.
For an accurate assessment of any research, it goes without saying vendors must be knowledgeable and reliable.
It goes without saying that you should always act in accordance with the highest standards of the real estate profession, but sometimes that is not enough.
In view of the above estimated projections, it goes without saying that there will be an ever-increasing demand for healthcare services.
It goes without saying that it is also possible that low glutathione is correlated with, but not causative of, autism.
It goes without saying that the deflation and recession involved in any attempt to rectify Italy's debt position within monetary union will bring widespread private-sector default.
It goes without saying, hardware prices are continuing to drop at a rapid rate placing extreme pressure on manufactures to produce a wide variety of products at the lowest possible cost," said Ray Jodoin, Principal Analyst, Wireless Infrastructure Research, ABI.
As the single largest transatlantic company, it goes without saying that Daimler-Chrysler has an important stake in the partnership.
Of course, it goes without saying that the boots are a disaster, but they do help advertise the rise between his thighs.
Of course the last trick turns out to be a narc, so it's off to the juvenile hall, and it goes without saying that she never sees Ryo again.
And it goes without saying that the five children who survived have not given their consent to serve as donors.