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axiom

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 .
News & Articles

  • 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
Quotes

  • Roger Ebert in Thaindian.com
    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 http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Gates&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFwMzvv9yA0Jgg3hPgE3kWbNhetiA AFP http://www.google.com/url?q=http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5hZ8MuFgAQJxafy8amD0wDNcFZBhQ&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNH1kNrSGYICpyrNxUHPbs5gRWM0CQ 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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