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  • v. To slow or stop the increase.


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  • To stem the tide of Haydn's popularity, the Italian faction had recourse to Giardini; and they even imported a pet pupil of Haydn,

    The Great German Composers

  • Regiments, the 6th North Carolina and Bonham's two regiments all served to stem the tide of battle and stay defeat, but still in all probability the day would have been lost but for the timely appearance of Smith with Elzey's command and the subsequent movement of Elzey to our left.

    Lieutenant General Jubal Anderson Early C.S.A. : autobiographical sketch and narrative of the War between the States,

  • He lowers his hands to stem the tide of applause, eager to explain to the crowd how, utilizing embryonic mouse stem cells in a novel set of strategic scientific steps, he has been able to regenerate the damaged axonal nerves and myelin sheaths in paralyzed rats.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic


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