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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of adequate.


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  • (Westward Expantion 1800-1880, Article, Pg 3) A new status for woman was “their opportunity for an adequated education and the right to speak out in public, would mean a richer life for all.”

    What do u think of my Research? « Literacy Research « Literacy Help « Literacy News 2009

  • Here is a President who is attempting to change health care reform, after decades of our country not having adequated health care for its people and everyone is turning against him.

    WH: Obama to get more directly involved in health care talks 2009

  • A low-cost adequated diet for the person living alone by Ora Blanche Burright

    Start Your Victory Gardens, America 2009

  • Exactly because it is hard to write a good performance contract with an academic, for lack of adequated performance measures, universities reward those who have proven that they can work hard (publish a lot) and are capable of a minimum of originality with tenure, so that they can spend three years writing a book if that's what they think is useful.

    Balkinization 2007

  • The style, which simultaneously maximizes fussiness and vagueness — verbal operatives tend to be so abstract that almost anything can be related to, equilibrated with, adequated to anything else — caused me at last to mourn for Wordsworth.

    'At the Far End of this Ongoing Enterprise...' 2005

  • First let me say that I never believed that Bush provided adequated justification for pre-emptive war against Iraq.

    Think Progress » War could last years, commander says. 2007

  • In spite of all our objections (yours amongst the number) it is very like, and perhaps only misses of being quite like by that much more than hairbreadth difference, which one would be foolish to expect to see adequated.

    Letters of Edward FitzGerald in two volumes, Vol. 1 Edward FitzGerald 1846

  • Since they viewed sun and moon as two great lights, adequated and corresponding to day and night, that alone shows that they did not mean any objective solstice of the hour, for else why in Ajalon?

    The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 Thomas De Quincey 1822

  • Can the power adequated to a generation of minds, or to a succession of many generations, find its comprehension in an individual?

    The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 Thomas De Quincey 1822


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