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a mer tahyz

  • v  liquidate gradually

  • Now some workers paste stock price quotations on the side of their presses, and others ask Gamboni how long will take the company to amortize the cost of their machines.
  • Inasmuch as Trujillo's position depends on steady pay for his oversized army of 2,700, he obviously cannot afford fully to amortize the debt.
  • At first a hotel owner hesitated before renovating a wing or papering over the flaked walls of a grand ballroom, wondering whether there would be time to amortize his investment.
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  • Marv Levy in WBEN 930
    We're not going to amortize the future,Levy said. "The cap is $109 million this year. I don't think we're going to 'mortgage the future' type of thing by going beyond the cap."
  • Sid Ganis in San Francisco Chronicle
    Hollywood studios need to amortize their investment always. They are forced to kind of reach a middle ground and put out movies that have more of a popular appeal,academy President Sid Ganis says, explaining why the fare at multiplexes around...

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