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dis pen suh buhl

  • a  capable of being dispensed with or done without
    dispensable items of personal property

  • Another indispensable site owned by the Google borg, though the bulk of its content cute cats, jiggling body parts and stupid human tricks is plenty dispensable.
  • Wisconsin's Senator Joe McCarthy once called Roy Cohn indispensable in the Senate's effort to ferret out Communists -"as indispensable.
  • It teaches that in dire circumstances our only obligation is to our own survival; all else culture, ideology, even love is a dispensable luxury.
News & Articles

  • Hard on Obama
    Steve Coll The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat by Vali Nasr What finally recommends Vali Nasr’s The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat is the very quality that often makes it jagged: the author’s willingness, as a well-positioned insider, to attack viscerally the complacent belief among Obama and his national security advisers that they have constructed ...
    June 24, 2013 - New York Review of Books

  • Matt Blunt in Columbia Daily Tribune
    I am a passionate advocate of the service economy, but I am not so naive as to fall for the fallacy that since mining contributes only 7 per cent of gross domestic product and service industries 66 per cent, mining is dispensable and the future... Craig Emerson http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_Emerson&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHL4u5afTGsRdpOKy9wwD7m_CkYsw The Australian http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/rudds-reform-push-ends-in-political-nightmare/story-e6frg6zo-1225860803839&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFV8YrH19ubHJcESSxlRDWo8bmGSg Apr 30, 2010 28719 37511 dispensable We have a moral obligation to protect Missouri women and to defend the dignity of human life," Blunt said in a prepared statement. "Innocent life is not dispensable, and we must work with expectant parents to help them choose life. I commend...

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