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  • n. Plural form of official.


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  • That's crediting the officials who are responsible for bringing the project about in their capacity as _officials_, NOT in their capacity as Liberal or Conservative MPs.

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  • Even though he has intelligence in his title officials tell us he most likely was in charge of sort of overseeing the loyalty of Saddam Hussein's troops.

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  • The Defence Ministry said the coordinator of Swiss aid projects for the Niafounke area, another Swiss and a Malian civilian were killed in a clash between troops and "armed bandits", the term officials use to describe Tuareg rebels.

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  • Stogran complained that by the end of his term officials were actively blocking his attempts to probe the treatment of ill and injured Canadian soldiers. - Home Page

  • I mean, they put out a letter in which they called officials "jack-booted thugs," as you know, but the other part of the letter accused me of encouraging federal officials to commit murder.

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  • Court issued decisions and orders as it nears the end of its term officials has discovered vast mineral wealth in Afghanistan, conceivably enough to turn the scarred and impoverished country into one of the world's most lucrative mining centers.

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  • Flying in "officials" means resources are devoted to the care and feeding of the officials, rather than dealing with the disaster.

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  • In an unrelated case, officials from the same bureau rearrested formerly imprisoned filmmaker Jigme Gyatso, according to the Tibetan Center and Saunders.

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  • American officials had been reluctant to pursue an investigation -- sought by officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the State Department, the Red Cross and other human rights groups -- because the warlord, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, was on the payroll of the Central Intelligence Agency and his militia worked closely with United States Special Forces in 2001, several officials said.

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  • That force field, said a number of strategists and officials, is comprised of Mr. Axelrod, Valerie Jarrett, press secretary Robert Gibbs and 2008 campaign manager David Plouffe.

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