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dis pyoohtay shuhn

  • n  the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)
  • n  a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement

  • Treatment is still the subject of disputation among experts, except for the obvious measure of keeping the child away from lead long enough to give his system a chance to excrete .
  • In one such disputation the King himself leaped to Luther's defense and was ignominiously worsted.
  • Informality, disputation and disrespect for authority are core Danish traits.

  • Geoff Dixon in The Australian
    I think the fact that they are apologising to passengers is a little bit of a joke,Mr Dixon told ABC Radio. "They're the ones putting on this industrial disputation, not us."
  • Kevin Andrews in International Herald Tribune
    In the six months or eight months since Work Choices came into operation, we've seen growing jobs in terms of numbers, record low unemployment, wages continuing to rise, record levels of low disputation in the work force,Andrews told Sky News.
  • Steve Bracks in Sydney Morning Herald
    We've produced on time, on budget and the industrial disputation has been almost zero on that side,Mr Bracks said. "You compare that, I guess, to the performance in other shipyards where we have had budget blowouts, we have had performance...

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