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  • s  lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands
  • s  unjustly domineering
    incensed at the government's heavy-handed economic policies

  • Mahathir is now firmly in charge, but his victory was accomplished through heavy-handed and risky tactics.
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  • But the conversation could easily apply to Iran's film industry as well: the Islamic republic is the prison guard, defending its heavy-handed censorship as a way to protect its .
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  • Turkish economy depends on political stability
    Turkish economy depends on political stability Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 6:29 pm, Tuesday, June 11, 2013 [...] the authorities' heavy-handed use of tear gas and water cannons only fueled popular outrage among Turkey's secular middle class. Greece and Cyprus have been ...
    June 12, 2013 - Beaumont Enterprise
  • Do you know Chechnya? Take the quiz
    When Chechnya made headlines in April 2013 as the ancestral land of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, the news dredged up memories of terrorist attacks in Russia orchestrated in the name of Chechen independence. How much do you know about Chechen-Russian relations – about the years of war with Russia and heavy-handed policies of a Moscow -installed strongman? And what else do you know about ...
    June 11, 2013 - The Christian Science Monitor
  • Union: Cleveland officers will appeal discipline
    CLEVELAND — Appeals are planned by 12 Cleveland police supervisors disciplined for their roles in the chase in which officers fired 137 shots, killing a fleeing driver and his passenger. A sergeant was fired Tuesday, a captain and lieutenant were demoted and nine sergeants were suspended for up to 30 days. Supervisory officer union president Brian Betley calls the discipline heavy-handed and the ...
    June 11, 2013 - Boston Herald

  • Dick DeGuerin in Austin American-Statesman
    The present insolvency of the Stanford Companies was caused by the SEC's heavy-handed actions, which have destroyed, and continue to destroy, much of the value of the Stanford Companies and consequently, the interests of investors,DeGuerin said.
  • Jamie Metzl in 940 News
    China is afraid of letting this protest mount. On the other hand, the world's eyes are upon China in advance of the Olympics. If they're too heavy-handed, it could cause them a lot of problems,said Jamie Metzl of the New York-based Asia...
  • Henry Waxman in AOL News
    In war and peace, in good times and challenging ones, we have always known that the first responsibility of government is to keep this country safe from its enemies, and the American people free of a heavy-handed government that spends too much of... John McCain http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McCain&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEhauRSvpu74c5JI21AhXVu-x_kmQ FOXNews http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2008Jan19/0,4670,McCain,00.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHD3EGkPDMzmj0CCKZTLoSEdIjurw Jan 19, 2008 46308 62769 heavy Time after time, it appears that BP made decisions that increased the risk of a blowout to save the company time or expense. If this is what happened, BP's carelessness and complacency have inflicted a heavy toll on the Gulf, its inhabitants, and...

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