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  • v  make effective from an earlier date
    The increase in tax was backdated to January

  • To understand why Washington wants to backdate the price of oil for its friends, it's necessary to return to the oil shocks of the 1970s, when long lines formed at gas stations and .
  • The indictment said O'Rourke, who plans to plead guilty to misdemeanor charges, had ordered employees to pick up and deliver campaign contributions and backdate postmarks on .
  • A perfect scam, except for one glaring inconsistency: The deejays forgot to backdate the news as well.

  • Edward Kennedy in Detroit Free Press
    In accepting the Kennedy honor, Ford set himself apart from so many of today's politicians, saying "courage is not something to be gauged in a poll or located in a focus group. No advisor can spin it. No historian can backdate it. For, in the...
  • Cito Gaston in Toronto Sun
    He's still feeling tightness there,Gaston told reporters. "We don't want to take the chance of him blowing it out completely. Why rush and take a chance of him missing four to five weeks? We can backdate him, perhaps he'll be ready for...
  • Lou Piniella in
    We don't think we're going to DL him at all. But if by some chance we have to, we can't backdate it if we use him for one at-bat. Not only that, the health of the player is so important,Piniella said. "We don't want that to take a turn for...

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