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kree duhns

  • n  the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true
    he gave credence to the gossip
  • n  a kind of sideboard or buffet

  • Clinton herself has criticized Obama sharply for his suggestion that the four years he spent living in Indonesia as a child helped him develop a world view and gives him credence .
  • Some of the money was eventually recovered, but, curiously enough, much of the other property went unclaimed, lending credence to the rumor that the vault also contained a lot .
  • To give credence to a Bradley effect in this year's election, Tarrance argues, "is to damage our democracy, no matter who wins.
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  • U.S. OPEN NOTEBOOK: Rookie Stefani uses a little luck to ace 17
    HAVERFORD - Lending credence to the idea that a hole-in-one has an awful lot to do with luck, the only ace of the 2013 U.S. Open came, not on the course's easiest hole - the 115-yard 13th - but on the difficult 246-yard 17th. The shot was a 4-iron authored by PGA Tour rookie Shawn Stefani, who missed the green to the left, but got a fortunate kick onto the green, and it dramatically trickled ...
    June 17, 2013 - The Mercury
  • Nutrition News: Food and infections
    We've all been encouraged to drink a little orange juice (for its vitamin C) to help fight a cold, but does it really work? A new study seems to give credence.   
    June 14, 2013 - Peoria Journal Star
  • Swedes say no to Google Apps for government use
    A division of the Swedish government has prohibited government bodies from using Google Apps, giving more credence to privacy concerns around public-cloud services.
    June 13, 2013 - GigaOM

  • Barack Obama in Newsday
    It is a destructive aspect of our politics right now,Obama told his traveling press corps. "And simply because something appears in an e-mail, that should lend it no more credence than if you heard it on the corner. And you know,...
  • John Paul Stevens in Consortium News
    In a dissenting opinion, Justice Stevens said the majority's action in blocking the Florida recount "can only lend credence to the most cynical appraisal of the work of judges throughout the land."
  • Ted Nugent in FOXNews
    We're just citizens,said Nugent. "We have more visibility to our spoken word than our fellow working-class citizens. This celebrity thing is a terrible condition in that it tends to give actual credence to our statements instead of just...

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