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First, the hemorrhage of religious observance characteristic of the long Sixties was stanched and to some extent reversed, at least among better educated young people.
American Grace Robert D. Putnam 2010
The European Central Bank has stanched the bleeding in markets by buying Spanish and Italian bonds.
Euro Zone Risks Becoming Spanish Prisoner With Bond Buys Richard Barley 2011
President Obama's steadiness rallied the nation at a time of severe economic crisis, saved Detroit, rescued a spiraling Wall Street, stanched the flow of blood in terms of the mortgage crisis and rising joblessness - while also achieving what no president since FDR has managed to do: bring health care reform that will finally stop penalizing tens of millions of the sick in the world's most prosperous economy - including our children!
Nigel Hamilton: Rahm Is Going Nigel Hamilton 2010
The Pueblo resident says she couldn't understand why the bill was so steep—doctors just stanched the bleeding, she says.
How to Fight a Bogus Bill Jessica Silver-Greenberg 2011
Ms. Rousseff's move stanched evangelical defections.
Brazil Vote's Winners: Evangelicals John Lyons 2010
While that falls well short of the 1.1 million workers employed in the sector in 1999, it indicates the hemorrhaging has been stanched.
Car Makers' U-Turn Steers Job Gains Joseph B. White 2012
LONDON—British supermarket giant Tesco PLC largely stanched the sales decline in its home market with smarter food pricing in the first quarter, but lackluster nonfood sales were hampered by weak consumer spending in the U.K., which is unlikely to improve in the near future.
Tesco Sales Crimped by Wary Consumers Kathy Gordon 2011
The injury was small, the bleeding quickly stanched.
Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer Lucy Weston 2011
Tesco largely stanched the sales decline in its home market with food pricing in the first quarter, but lackluster nonfood sales were hampered by weak consumer spending in the U.K.
What's News 2011
But as bad as it has been, and despite Republican obstruction, the recovery plan stanched the fall -- and Obama has created more jobs in the recession than Bush created in eight years in office.
Rev. Jesse Jackson: GOP Runs on the "Big Lie" Rev. Jesse Jackson 2010