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1. Politics of or involving a nation's domestic as opposed to foreign affairs
2. Education denoting assessment by examiners who are employed at the candidate's place of study
3. situated within, affecting, or relating to the inside of the body
4. a medical examination of the vagina, uterus, or rectum
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It is true, that the Confederacy is to possess, and may exercise, the power of collecting internal as well as external taxes throughout the States; but it is probable that this power will not be resorted to, except for supplemental purposes of revenue; that an option will then be given to the States to supply their quotas by previous collections of their own; and that the eventual collection, under the immediate authority of the Union, will generally be made by the officers, and according to the rules, appointed by the several States.
The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the State.
There has been, for a long time past, little room for the operation of the other causes, which have been enumerated as the consequences of internal war.
We should try to understand this perfectly before proceeding; for it is precisely views of this sort which, after having been cut out of the original context, are repeated far and wide as internal evidence proving the general unsoundness of Nietzsche's philosophy.
Adaptation, according to him, is merely a secondary activity, a mere re-activity, and he is therefore quite opposed to Spencer's definition: "Life is the continuous adjustment of internal relations to external relations." Again in the motive force behind animal and plant life, Nietzsche disagrees with Darwin.
A more than ordinary redness in the region of the young gentleman's nose, and a kind of fixed wink in his right eye, denoted that he was in a slight degree intoxicated; these symptoms were confirmed by the intense relish with which he took his oysters, for which nothing but a strong appreciation of their cooling properties, in cases of internal fever, could have sufficiently accounted.
The "voyageurs" form a kind of confraternity in the Canadas, like the arrieros, or carriers of Spain, and, like them, are employed in long internal expeditions of travel and traffic: with this difference, that the arrieros travel by land, the voyageurs by water; the former with mules and horses, the latter with batteaux and canoes.
Volcanoes, so plentiful in the first days of the world, are being extinguished by degrees; the internal heat is weakened, the temperature of the lower strata of the globe is lowered by a perceptible quantity every century to the detriment of our globe, for its heat is its life."
This shift toward consultative activities potentially causes a reduction in the amount and quality of traditional attestation services internal audit departments conduct.
The work-up revealed a left internal jugular vein thrombosis, and it was later found that the patient had hyperhomocysteinemia.
After all, the essence of the Act is all about ensuring that internal controls are in place to create and document information for financial disclosures.
Banking institutions that are subject to section 36 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act--essentially those with $500 million or more in assets--should comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act prohibition on internal audit outsourcing to an external auditor.

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