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  • Look at it like a fun experience and less like a challenge to your "game-thority."

    15 Dots Enough: Alaskan Military School's low-res game demake videos - Boing Boing 2009

  • A basic dual au - thority exists there; a single authority here. ''

    Beware: A Threat Abroad 2008

  • By the spring of 2004 the clock was winding down for L. Paul Bremer and the C.P.A. Within several months — on June 30 — the A.thority was scheduled to turn government operations over to the Iraqis, at least formally.

    Billions over Baghdad Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele 2007

  • But the highest au-thority of your church is full against them in this point.

    Sir Charles Grandison 2006

  • But what happens now is instead of taking -- being a part of the P.A., the Palestinian A.thority, they are the P.A. A.d they -- when I was walking around the streets of Nablus last night, yesterday afternoon, when there was a big victory rally, people were coming up to all of the Hamas leaders, shaking their hands.

    CNN Transcript Jan 27, 2006 2006

  • He also feigns amazement over my strictly accurate observation that two editorial projects have been in competition to establish definitive texts by appealing in different ways to the au-thority of manuscript readings.

    'Kafka Up Close': An Exchange Corngold, Stanley 2005

  • The governor sitteth to the end, to put in execution, by his public au thority, the decrees and orders of the tirsan, if they should be disobeyed, though that seldom needeth; such reverence and obedience they give to the order of nature.

    The New Atlantis 2002

  • Why would you assume you had au - thority to rescind an order I had already given?

    Ilse Witch Brooks, Terry 2000

  • Named to the five-member D.strict of Columbia Finanical Responsibility and Management A.sistance A.thority were Stephen D. Harlan, president of H.G. Smithy Company, and Edward A. Singletary, former vice president and secretary of the Bell A.lantic Corporation.

    Two More On Dc Financial Responsibility Authority ITY National Archives 1995

  • The object would be to prevent exploitation but to retain the autonomy of the pro - ducers and avoid imposing an oppressive central au - thority in place of the market system.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas SANFORD A. LAKOFF 1968


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