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fak ti shuhs

  • s  not produced by natural forces
    brokers created a factitious demand for stocks

  • Director Alan Parker may have intended this story -- about Japanese Americans interned during World War II -- as atonement for his factitious Mississippi Burning.
  • Detectives always look for patterns among criminals, and Refai's factitious marriage was similar to that of some suspected al-Qaeda operatives in Germany, who married German women .
  • Of all the things for which the hearts of tabloid newspaper editors currently yearn, one of the dearest is newsor even the barest rumor, hint or factitious mentionof a baby.

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