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in sig nyi fi kuhns

  • n  the quality of having little or no significance

  • But to Japan (which calls the islands Takeshima) and South Korea (which calls them the Dokdo) these rocks carry a symbolic importance that belies their practical insignificance.
  • They fade into insignificance before those of Dictator Gomez.
  • It brought back to mind Filipinos' own suffering under Ferdinand Marcos, which pales into trite insignificance before what the Russian people endured.
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  • News from around the 32 counties of Ireland
    The £370m public spending cuts planned by Stormont for next year will “pale into insignificance” compared to what's coming next, a senior economist has warned. And the looming reductions could even add up to a further £1bn over just three years.
    June 28, 2013 - Irish Central

  • Abraham Lincoln in Ventura County Star (subscription)
    This is what Lincoln said, "Fellow citizens we cannot escape history, we of this congress and this administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves, no personal significance or insignificance can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial...
  • David Miliband in Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph
    Last week Foreign Secretary David Miliband told MPs in the Commons that two US rendition flights transporting terrorist suspects had landed on UK soil, but Mr Griffin will claim this "pales into insignificance" to the actions of British forces.
  • John Bertrand in Sydney Morning Herald
    Primarily, it's the size of the budgets,Bertrand said, when asked about Australia's absence. "We won the America's Cup on a $5 million budget, which pales into insignificance compared to the budgets now. Before the financial meltdown, some...

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