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  • noun Plural form of boil.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of boil.


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  • The ontological argument again boils down to existence as a prerequisite of absolute magnificence.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • The ontological argument again boils down to existence as a prerequisite of absolute magnificence.


  • Fadhel Hussein boils buckets of sewage-contaminated water from the Tigris River to wash the family's clothes.


  • George W. Bush's argument for a second term boils down to "trust me, I know what I'm doing."

  • What this high-falutin 'name boils down to is that I periodically get invited to participate in consumer surveys of technologically-oriented stuff.

    High Notes

  • While "it is true (Mugabe) has violated the rule of law with impunity (and) he should be made to answer for that," Tsvangirai's impeachment call boils down to pure political gesturing, Makumbe said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • There was no landing-place till very near the plunge, and in dropping down when we came to the point where it was planned that I should jump out upon a projecting flat rock, a sudden lurch of the boat due to what Stanton afterwards called fountains, and we termed boils, caused me, instead of landing on the rock, to disappear in the rushing waters.

    The Romance of the Colorado River

  • This is because the idea boils down to the same old thing, southern euro zone government borrowing that is being underwritten by the northern euro zone taxpayer.

  • - The question of demanding a bird respond and show itself due to calling boils down to forcing the bird to expend energy.


  • But since endangering utility profits would likely galvanize the industry once and for all against emissions regulation, the green dilemma boils down to figuring out a way to reduce electricity sales while guaranteeing utility profits.

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