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  • n  brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall
  • n  a long cloak; worn by a priest or bishop on ceremonial occasions
  • v  come to terms with

  • CEO of France Telecom, on the efforts to help his employees cope with stress; 23 employees have committed suicide in the past 18 months.
  • Using drugs to cope with battlefield traumas is not discussed much outside the Army, but inside the service it has been the subject of debate for years.
  • In the past, local officials have had to cope with both terrorist threats and violent protests at the site of the summit, and it's the type of logistical nightmare that would seem .
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  • Robin van Persie in AFP
    It is difficult to cope with the pressure, because you have to fight against the memories of the teams that went before you in 1974 and 1978,he said.
  • Tony Hayward in CSNews Online
    While oil prices may dip further as the world is poised on the brink of recession, Hayward said BP is "well-positioned to cope with such volatility. Our balance sheet is strong and we have committed less of our portfolio to high-cost options like...
  • Otto Rehhagel in
    We are going to take on Argentina, a world class team that will clearly be better than us and we have to see how to cope with them,said the architect of the Euro final triumph over hosts Portugal.

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