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ready

at or to the ready (of a rifle) in the position normally adopted immediately prior to aiming and firing

ready

[′red·ē]
(ordnance)
Of a weapon, aimed, loaded, and prepared to fire.
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You will be all the readier to make the next discovery which is waiting for you -- the discovery that Mr.
She said: "I got pushed around a wee bit but I feel readier for this week.
Zapping seems to make the affected brain areas more malleable, readier to form new connections, when the electrotherapy is combined with a course of cognitive behavioural therapy, or with deliberate practice of a physical skill.
DB transfers may offer people readier access to cash and can be in the interests of people with a low life expectancy.
It's irritating to pay, but very small change for funding an international Games, when neither the Ottawa federal government nor the BC provincial government are any readier to cough up now than back in the summer.
The UK government may not grant Scotland and Wales a veto over any deal - though obviously readier to grant Northern Ireland that privilege - but it might like to listen to common sense from two First Ministers who seem rather closer to their people.
At least be honest and tell us you were readier than a 12 month pregnancy for this exam malarkey.
Mission said the lessons from past calamities made the country readier.
government, but is especially critical in connection with the construction of a nuclear facility," said Justice Civil Division Acting Assistant Attorney General Chad Readier.
14 2 Hibs came back out for the second half far readier then they were for the first - and the Dons seemed to shrink.
The casualty toll is much lower than that recorded in the wake of Sendong in 2011; that comes as a relief and is a good sign, that citizens are readier to heed warning signals and follow evacuation orders-and to help each other out.
To stick with Gini Wijnaldum, so energetic and calming in the middle, or to twist with the rougher, readier Emre Can.