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sur kuhm skrahybd

  • v  draw a line around
  • v  restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"
  • v  to draw a geometric figure around another figure so that the two are in contact but do not intersect
  • s  subject to limits or subjected to limits

  • The hard-working and often besieged characters who populate his stories live in worlds partly defined, if not wholly circumscribed, by ideology and the state.
  • Under the Kanun, the role of a woman is severely circumscribed: take care of children and maintain the home.
  • While the country-in-the-making is adopting a new flag, a national anthem and a constitution, its national sovereignty will remain severely circumscribed, with NATO overseeing .
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  • Manmohan Singh in Financial Express
    If, in order to get that passed, we have to compromise in terms of a careful, well thought-out drilling strategy that was carefully circumscribed to avoid significant environmental damage -- I don't want to be so rigid that we can't get something... Barack Obama Reuters UK Aug 1, 2008 17947 25196 circumscribed Before voluntarily placing our civilian facilities under IAEA safeguards, we will ensure that all restrictions on India have been lifted. Our autonomy of decision-making will not be circumscribed in any manner whatsoever," Dr Singh said.
  • James Schlesinger in Canada Free Press
    That mission has gone by the boards,Schlesinger said. "The nuclear deterrent role today is quite different, and it is much more circumscribed than it was in the days of the Cold War. However, it is no less important, despite the fact that...

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