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uh pawr shuhn

  • v  distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose
  • v  give out as one's portion or share

  • In districts across the country, administrators are devising systems that track student scores back to the teachers who taught them in an attempt to apportion credit and blame and .
  • This has enabled the group-oriented Japanese to apportion wealth and nurture growth in one of the world's most cramped and populous countries.
  • Even more confusing, Democrats use only the caucuses to apportion delegates, making the primary effectively meaningless for them, while Republicans use the caucuses to apportion 19 .

  • Barack Obama in 940 News
    I don't think it's going to be decisive because of the way Democrats apportion delegates,said Obama, who has erased any advantage that Clinton enjoyed until just recently.
  • Gordon Brown in New York Times
    ...Prime Minister Gordon Brown said the inquiry would hold its hearings behind closed doors and stipulated that, while seeking to identify "lessons learned" from the war, it would "not set out to apportion blame or consider issues of civil or...
  • Greg Chappell in Hindu
    We took the US in map form and in grid form and looked at all the states. Looked at where there are winner take all settings, where there are caucuses, where the states apportion delegates based upon districts. We looked at our figures, as to how... Mitt Romney FOXNews Jan 31, 2008 4770 7068 apportioned I would take some of the responsibility but I don't think blame could be apportioned on any single individual. It's a collective responsibility," said Chappell as he faced a barrage of questions in a packed media room.

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