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i mee dee uh see

  • n  lack of an intervening or mediating agency
    the immediacy of television coverage
  • n  immediate intuitive awareness
  • n  the quickness of action or occurrence
    the immediacy of their response

  • Was there no immediacy shown by the Company even after discovering the oil leak?
  • The health department, never a paragon of efficiency, responded with surprising immediacy after the floods.
  • The piles of charcoal on the ground, the freshness of the works that Nature had sealed for so many millenniums, conspired to create a feeling of immediacy, even though the people .
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  • C-U Haiku June 9, 2013
    spring garden alluring plants luring rabbits — Cynthia Helms Submissions may be made to with C-U haiku in the subject. Include your name and city, which will be published with your haiku. Haiku may be edited. They will be selected on the basis of immediacy, clarity, resonance, potential interest to readers and on the editor's whim.
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  • Civil War anniversary: William Waud, well known sketch artist at Dalton
    Brothers Alfred and William Waud were both talented sketch artists who became among the most important illustrators of the American Civil War.  Engravings of their sketches appeared in the New York Illustrated News, Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, and Harper’s Weekly.  The accuracy and immediacy of their illustrations provided some of the most dramatic and graphic coverage of the conflict.
    June 9, 2013 - The Dalton Daily Citizen

  • Kevin Rudd in Sydney Morning Herald
    No one, I repeat no one, is guaranteed a future in politics and that goes for all our members of Parliament,Mr Rudd said. "I think the important thing here is to deal with the immediacy of what appears to be an unacceptable pattern of...
  • Rajendra Pachauri in TIME
    Give up meat for one day [per week] at least initially, and decrease it from there,Pachauri told Britain's Observer newspaper. "In terms of immediacy of action and the feasibility of bringing about reductions in a short period of time, it...
  • Satveer Chaudhary in International Herald Tribune
    I think the real immediacy is that we need to deal with Minnesota's budget crisis,said Sen. Satveer Chaudhary, a Democrat from Fridley.

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