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  • s  marked by distress
    a fraught mother-daughter relationship
  • s  filled with or attended with
    words fraught with meaning
    an incident fraught with danger

  • This psychically fraught setup, and the question of whether or not the older man truly is dead, drive the fleet-footed, high-spirited plot of Exit Wounds, which is laid out in .
  • It's hard to imagine an American weapons program so fraught with problems that Dick Cheney would try repeatedly to cancel it hard, that is, until you get to know the Osprey.
  • In most of the developed world, globalization is a deeply fraught topic.
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  • The tragedy of the North-South hotline
    The direct line between North and South Korea is, as usual, the first casualty of the two countries' fraught relations.
    June 13, 2013 - GlobalPost
  • A lot’s at stake with Dad’s Steak
    Father’s Day grilling around my house was always fraught with tension. My dad was not the genial Fred MacMurray type. He paced irritably, chain-smoking, beside the Weber grill in the backyard of our cottage in Madison, Conn., with a kitchen timer in hand. Woe be the designated griller (me) who was not standing at attention, grill tongs and platter ready for action, when that timer dinged. My ...
    June 12, 2013 - The Southern Illinoisan
  • On Baseball: The season of rebuilding ended up being even more
    In a season that was expected to be fraught with losses during a process of rebuilding, the Michigan baseball team exceeded expectations by taking its first steps back into college baseball relevancy. read more
    June 12, 2013 - The Michigan Daily

  • Jacques Rogge in International Herald Tribune
    The history of the Olympic Games is fraught by a lot of challenges,Rogge said. "This is a challenge but you cannot compare to what we had in the past."
  • Thomas Edison in Los Angeles Times
    A spokesman for the Edison Electric Institute, Dan Riedinger, said under the EPA approach "the process won't be pretty ...... fraught with uncertainty."
  • Lynne Abraham in Guardian Unlimited
    It's a system that's fraught with inadequacies, improper checks and balances, no procedures in place. It's sort of a haphazard little dance that everyone dances around,said Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham.

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