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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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How I long for the days when society was less understanding and readier to challenge those who mock the values that make us civilised.
Our interest right now is to be able to bring more and more of IBM's defence expertise into Canada's aerospace and defence domain that we haven't typically focused on before, and we see significant opportunities to help DND work better, work more efficiently, be readier for operations, and be better sustained when they are forward deployed, through some of the things that we have learned from our association with other defence forces around the world.
EILIDH CHILD has revealed overcoming her fear of watching herself on TV has left her readier than ever to take on the world.
Asked whether Macedonia is readier today than last year to open membership negotiations, he said: "Yes, but .
At this level, the Islamic movements which based their strength on religion and its institutions were readier and more organized to fill the vacuum left by the former regimes.
Looking ahead, O'Connor said NPD's data has found that consumers are more confident and are readier to shop for home textiles than they have been since the Great Recession.
As people get richer, as they get readier to stand up for their rights, as they are prepared to defy Communist Party officials who sell their land illegally to industrial establishments which then pollute their landscape, then the possibility of a democratic opening I think exists," said Roderick MacFarquhar, a Harvard-based China scholar from Britain.
Major suppliers, such as Nifco UK at Eaglescliffe, would like to see a readier supply of raw materials in the UK.
Perhaps it was perceived that she might be better off in a stable with readier access to high-class trial material.
However, there can be no certainty that a less interventionist approach in Libya would have led to readier support from Russia and China for more vigorous condemnation of President Assad.
In this scene we often encounter a fierce nostalgia for the non-graduate route into archaeology--and perhaps the untutored mind is indeed more open to discovery, readier for surprise, and just as good at management.
bears the burning and cutting of the limb with a readier spirit" (2).