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ak see uhm

  • n  a saying that is widely accepted on its own merits
  • n  (logic) a proposition that is not susceptible of proof or disproof; its truth is assumed to be self-evident

  • It is an axiom that what goes up must come down.
  • Washington last week reproved an old gambler's axiom: the best way to make money is to play with other people's chips.
  • It is, alas, an axiom of politics in Illinois and especially Chicago that voter tolerance for bribery, kickbacks and other stinky political practices is extremely high, as .
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  • Equal Time: No, sir, the North Fork is indeed my home
    In politics, there is an old axiom about news coverage: It doesn’t matter what they say about you as long as they spell your name right. Even so, I want to set the record straight. Last week, without bothering to call me for comment prior to publication, Times/Review executive editor Grant Parpan published an op-ed [...]
    June 14, 2013 - The Suffolk Times
  • This Peter Lynch-Style Pick Could Deliver 184% Returns
    I am reminded of the old Peter Lynch axiom, "Invest in what you know," when I think about the fact that the price of a gallon of gasoline in many parts of the country is now above $4. In fact, ...
    June 13, 2013 - StreetAuthority Network via Yahoo! Finance
  • IntApp Announces Acquisition of Advanced Productivity Software, Makers of DTE Axiom
    IntApp, Inc., provider of the most-adopted time recording software for law firms, today announced the acquisition of Advanced Productivity Software , makers of DTE Axiom deskt
    June 12, 2013 - Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  • Roger Ebert in
    He added that, "I was a fool for mentioning video games in the first place. I would never express an opinion on a movie I hadn't seen. Yet I declared as an axiom that video games can never be Art. I still believe this, but I should never have said...
  • Ben Affleck in Reuters UK
    Conner's axiom -- never fight unless you have to -- looms over policy discussions today on rogue nations like Iran that support terrorism, that is a destabilizing force throughout the Middle East and Southwest Asia, and in my judgement, is... Robert Gates AFP Apr 21, 2008 7159 10337 axiom There's an axiom, 'if you put it in a movie, no one will believe it,'" Affleck told Reuters.

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