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  • In fact, a number of school districts have switched from "astinence-only" to more comprehensive programs precisely because of the rises in teen pregnancy and STI rates while under those "wholesome" right-wing programs.

    What's the Connection?: Standing Up For International Sexuality Education: It's A Moral Obligation to the World's Youth Debra W. Haffner 2009

  • The public outcry over the CDC finding that at least one in four teen girls has an STI has been broad and vocal, with many health and public policy experts calling for a change in the federal government's "abstinence-only" policy.

    Cecile Richards: Message to McCain: Prevention Works 2008

  • Your Ominence, Your Immi-nence and delicted fraternitrees!

    Finnegans Wake 2006

  • From an emi nence about a mile south I was able to get a full view of that extraordinary wonder of the natural world, all six hundred yards of it from the broken cataracts at its western end to the splendid horseshoe on the east.

    Flashman on the March Fraser, George MacDonald, 1925- 2005

  • For all its trappings, the place had an air of imperma-nence.

    Hide And Seek Rankin, Ian 1990

  • People more typically save as social accumulation requires — for an increased future income of indefinite duration; thus the waiting is perpetual, i.e., is absti - nence.


  • I would like to preface my remarks by the statement that, whatever you may have read or heard, I am neither anti-federalist, nor a member of the power elite, nor Emi nence Grise to anybody.

    Why Confederation? 1966

  • Although its roots lie far back in the Judeo-Christian tradition, the concept of alienation first gained promi - nence in the philosophy of Hegel, and particularly in his mature writings.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas DAVID McLELLAN 1968

  • Perma - nence, repetition, a certain length of utterance, struc - tural regularities not required by grammar and even


  • The phrase "Think I can hok out until you come" might be a piece of sheer imperti nence, or it might mean that help was very near indeed Then K. 15*s ship stopped blasting.

    Expedition to Earth Clarke, Arthur C. 1953


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