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gra jooh uhl

  • n  (Roman Catholic Church) an antiphon (usually from the Book of Psalms) immediately after the epistle at Mass
  • a  proceeding in small stages
    a gradual increase in prices
  • a  (of a topographical gradient) not steep or abrupt
    a gradual slope

  • BARACK OBAMA: "I think that I would have preferred a gradual adjustment.
  • Such a gradual course requires patience, guile and discipline, rather than flamboyant words and heroic poses.
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  • Hu Jintao in BBC News
    Over the remainder of 2008, the effects of monetary policy and fiscal stimulus, a gradual ebbing of the drag from residential construction, further progress in the repair of financial and credit markets, and still-solid demand from abroad should... Ben Bernanke MarketWatch Jun 9, 2008 43173 59194 gradual China will continue to steadily advance the reform of the formation of the renminbi exchange rate mechanism under the principle of independent decision-making controllability and gradual progress," Mr Hu said.
  • Barack Obama in Chippewa Herald
    We got it moving again,Obama said of the economy. "We now have to, in a gradual way, reduce spending ...... but do so in a way that doesn't hurt people. And that is a challenge."

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