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stale

1. (of beer, etc.) flat and tasteless from being kept open too long
2. Law (of a claim, etc.) having lost its effectiveness or force, as by failure to act or by the lapse of time
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Cooper, Frederick, and Ann Laura Staler, 1997, "Between Metropole and Colony: Rethinking a Research Agenda," in A.
And helping a defendant reach ultimate acquittal through delayed retrials and staler evidence does not necessarily serve the public good.
As we became better acquainted, coffees, lunches, and dinners became opportunities to discuss the work of Antoinette Burton, Phillipa Levine, Angela Woollacott, Kirsten McKenzie, Catherine Hall, Ann Laura Staler, and others.
Jacob Lavee and Avraham Staler provide a comprehensive analysis of the Israeli donation program in their contribution to this issue of Law and Contemporary Problems.
And he is proud of the fact that what he writes is 'stale'--'such things euer are like bread, which the staler it is, the more holesome' (2.45-6); (44) 'Why, I'le tell you, M.
The six squares that make up the EOWL cube are shown below: PRESTO RUSHES ESCORT SHOVEL TERETE OSTLER RUSHES UNTAME STALER HALITE EMETIN SERENE ESCORT STALER CAGILY OLIVES RELENT TRYSTS SHOVEL HALITE OLIVES VIVERS ETERNE LESSEE TERETE EMETIN RELENT ETERNE TINNER ENTERA OSTLER SERENE TRYSTS LESSEE ENTERA RESEAL * * This word can also be RESET or RESEAU References:
THINGS have been staler than last year's Christmas cake on the job front, but things are being re-iced and made to look pretty again.
"We try to be first in with the newest products on the market and first out with the older, staler items."
You're supposed to hire a DJ who'll play inoffensive tunes staler than the catering-grade bread rolls, for which you've forked out a fortune.
They also capture how class and gender discriminations were translated into racial attitudes (Staler 1989:652) and reveal how notions of femininity and domesticity were not marginal to colonisation, but underscored the project of Empire-building (Rosner 1999).
Amid staler passages, the most illuminating portion of a chapter on a 1979 reading at Lynchburg College pathetically counterpoints Williams's charm and his drunkenness, a juxtaposition that Williams had by then worked into a set piece for audiences of callow acolytes.