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eelasti suh tee

  • n  the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed

  • Soft, smooth and lightweight, this particular form of "sea leather" has a natural elasticity that won't sag after a dip.
  • Frieden says the price elasticity of tobacco is "rigorously defined": as costs rise, people stop smoking.
  • It is called elasticity imaging and, unlike a biopsy, involves no needles or scalpels.

  • Richard Ravitch in Forbes
    I don't think they have any choice,Ravitch said. "In my personal opinion, we're at the outer limits of the elasticity of our tax system."
  • Brad Pitt in Los Angeles Times
    Pitt says he "focused on the knees, and the spine giving out, the relaxed vocal quality, the loss of elasticity."
  • Sheldon Silver in New York Daily News
    I think ultimately we need a permanent revision of our tax code,Silver said during the scrum, attended by the DN's Glenn Blain. "We have to put some elasticity in to it. It is unfair that people who make $50,000 are paying the same tax...

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