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  • n  the state of something that has been unused and neglected

  • He also credits Twitter for the resurgence of terms like heigh-ho and hey-ho exclamations of happiness, disappointment or surprise that had fallen into disuse.
  • As words like taapau (fruit stains) and waili (ensnared) fall into disuse, accent may soon be all that separates computer from kohmpyuuta .
  • The Graphic explained its "composograph" (a famed old Graphic device which had fallen into disuse during Publisher Macfadden's absence) in a subsequent issue: "It is a prison .
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  • Sims: Breaking Down Jon Niese And His Troubling Shoulder
    Niese reportedly complained of weakness in the shoulder before being removed from the game. Though he’d rested for only 12 days before his prior start, the rest that alleviated his symptoms might have contributed to further weakening from disuse.
    June 21, 2013 - CBS New York
  • Marsh receives Lynn council applause as revived auditorium's 'guiding light'
    LYNN — City councilors applauded Community Development Director James Marsh this week for his six-year effort to guide Veterans Memorial Auditorium from disuse to an entertainment venue that recently hosted its 50th major show.
    June 20, 2013 - The Daily Item

  • Shaun Woodward in USA Today
    As a military organization (the IRA) doesn't function, the organization has been allowed to fall into disuse, the IRA is withering away. That, actually, is what everyone wanted,Woodward told a news conference at his Hillsborough Castle...
  • Kevin Rudd in Sydney Morning Herald
    Third, Mr Rudd said APEC had "fallen into disuse", and the summit was an opportunity for "rebirth and redirection". "And that would include using APEC to restart stalled global trade liberalisation talks and creating effective...
  • Arjun Singh in Hindu
    Addressing the 51st meeting of the NDC here, Mr. Arjun Singh said: "This premier body of inter-State consultation went into disuse, which I personally feel, deprived the educational initiatives, both the necessary legitimacy as also proper...

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