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uh pray zuhl

  • n  the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth
  • n  a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation)
  • n  an expert estimation of the quality, quantity, and other characteristics of someone or something

  • It's impossible to outdo George Orwell's wonderfully overstated appraisal of Miller in 1940 "the only imaginative prose writer of the slightest value who has appeared among the .
  • So two months ago, he paid Short Refi Me $1,495 to try to get his banks to agree to be paid off by a new mortgage, based on a current appraisal.
  • Any clear-eyed appraisal of the campaign at this stage adds up to two conclusions: The bottom line is that, first, Senator Obama continues to hold a lead that appears to be .
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  • Robert Gates in France24
    So I have every confidence in General Petraeus and also in his ability and willingness to call it like he sees it. And I think that will be an honest appraisal,Gates said referring to the September report.
  • John Paul Stevens in Consortium News
    In a dissenting opinion, Justice Stevens said the majority's action in blocking the Florida recount "can only lend credence to the most cynical appraisal of the work of judges throughout the land."
  • CW Bill Young in Washington Post
    With sectarian attacks on the rise in Iraq, "I think we have to have a very serious appraisal of how you conduct yourself in that type of situation," Young said.

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