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  • n  a strong downward air current

  • This is a long campaign with, I fearlessly predict, at least one major Obama downdraft to come but John McCain seems panicked, and in deep trouble now.
  • But Fannie and Freddie got caught in the downdraft.
  • He had got divorced in 1991 with no electoral downdraft.

  • Paddy Croft in
    I think we are seeing the speculative money has begun to find a better opportunity elsewhere,said Patricia Croft, chief economist at Phillips, Hager and North. "So when that exists the money, you have this downdraft which is pretty...
  • Bob Ryan in Mercury-Register
    In 20 years, I've never encountered a downdraft like that,Ryan said. "It's just one of those things."
  • Michael Howard in
    Mr Howard said: "Many Asians, not just Muslims, but also Hindus and Sikhs, got caught in the downdraft of Islamophobia which was one of the terrible side effects of 9/11. Whole communities have been attacked and demonised because of ...... a few...

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