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ik spek tuhn see

  • n  an expectation
  • n  something expected (as on the basis of a norm)
    an indicator of expectancy in development

  • On the web, online life expectancy calculators can give users tips on healthier living that could help them tack on a few more years.
  • Life expectancy for African Americans is sinking .
  • And although several studies on Seventh-Day Adventists (typically vegetarians) indicated that they have a longer-than-average life expectancy, other studies found that prostate .
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  • Andreyev in USA Today
    In a normal country with a normal history, during one year, life expectancy can grow .02, .03%,said Yevgeny Andreev, a Russian researcher with the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany. "More than one percent is...
  • Jimmy Carter in FOXNews
    I had a life expectancy of 25 more years, and I didn't know what in the world I was going to do for 25 years,Carter said. "I made a statement immediately after the election. A group of reporters came in and asked me about the future. I...
  • Kenny MacAskill in Telegraph.co.uk
    Announcing his decision in August, Mr MacAskill said of the criteria for compassionate early release: "There are no fixed time limits but life expectancy of less than three months may be considered an appropriate period."

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