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dis in tuh gray shuhn

  • n  in a decomposed state
  • n  a loss (or serious disruption) of organization in some system
    a disintegration of personality
  • n  separation into component parts
  • n  the spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation
  • n  total destruction

  • When she remained seated, that simple decision eventually led to the disintegration of institutionalized segregation in the South, ushering in a new era of the civil rights movement.
  • For by last week it was crystal clear that France's collapse had been preceded by a long, slow disintegration of the democratic and republican ideal, and in the process of .
  • Fears of spontaneous disintegration have grown in recent years.
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  • Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in International Herald Tribune
    We believe democracy alone can save Pakistan from disintegration and a militant takeover,Bhutto told reporters in her Karachi home a day after her return from eight years in exile.
  • President Bush in Guardian Unlimited
    Any further drawdown of US troops will be based on conditions in Iraq and the recommendations of our commanders,Bush said. "General Petraeus has warned that too fast a drawdown could result in the `disintegration of the Iraqi security...
  • Joe Tacopina in Middle East Times
    We're in this vast contest between the forces of integration and the forces of disintegration, the positive and negative forces of our interdependence. And 'Stop the world, I want to get off,' is not an option. You can't stop it. you can't get off.... Bill Clinton http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Clinton&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFQgtnAfN-Gd8ODTfDdWrRjwwjDZg The Associated Press http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gkWvJAs3MD9eSqxEWbJ7qfwaWlTAD9GHNRM00&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFJxqN_BEynpYq-Ivhu0V8c95xsRw Jun 24, 2010 28532 37391 disinter Advances in forensic science have increased our desire to disinter ...... in order to solve outstanding mysteries," said Joseph Tacopina, a lawyer representing Houdini's grandnephew George Hardeen.

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