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uh prooh vuhl

  • n  the formal act of approving
    his decision merited the approval of any sensible person
  • n  a feeling of liking something or someone good
    although she fussed at them, she secretly viewed all her children with approval
  • n  acceptance as satisfactory
    he bought it on approval
  • n  a message expressing a favorable opinion
    words of approval seldom passed his lips

  • Party leaders started realizing they were in trouble roughly a month ago, when a Quinippiac University poll put their approval rating at what now seems like a robust 23%.
  • Obama's approval rating has declined to the low 50s, according to several recent polls.
  • Therefore, I averaged Democrats approval of Bush in Gallup's seven polls from February 1 to April 8, 2001.
News & Articles

  • House gives final approval to MaineCare expansion
    The Democratic-led Maine House gave final approval Wednesday to a retooled plan to expand health coverage to 70,000 low-income people under the federal health care overhaul, though it cuts off the state's ...
    June 13, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • Approval Of Boston Scientific's Watchman Device Will Support Rapid Growth In The Global Heart Defect Closure Device ...
    TORONTO, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the anticipated Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval ...
    June 12, 2013 - PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance
  • McLean Hospital wins approval for $12.5 million expansion in Belmont
    McLean Hospital won state approval Wednesday for a $12.5 million expansion of its Belmont campus. The project features a three-story addition to its existing admissions building and 31 new beds for psychiatric patients. The Public Health Council approved the project, which the hospital said is needed because of increasing demand for psychiatric treatment, particularly in its short-term care and ...
    June 12, 2013 - Boston Globe

  • Tom Hicks in ic Liverpool
    Not only am I not going to sell, my partner cannot sell without my approval,Hicks said. "So I kind of have the ability to determine the outcome of what is going to happen, and I am right in the middle of that."
  • Jimmy Carter in Africasia
    Hamas would agree to such a deal, yet to be negotiated by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, provided it is "submitted to Palestinians for their overall approval even though Hamas might disagree with some...
  • Robert Gates in The Age
    Our ships and aircraft awaited country approval so they could act promptly to save thousands of lives -- approval of the kind granted by Indonesia immediately after the 2004 tsunami and by Bangladesh after a fierce cyclone just last November,...

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