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  • v  put into a certain place or abstract location
  • v  put in a horizontal position
  • v  prepare or position for action or operation
  • v  lay eggs
  • v  impose as a duty, burden, or punishment
  • s  set down according to a plan:"a carefully laid table with places set for four people"
    stones laid in a pattern

  • Talking about it, though, is exactly what experts say you should be doing including with your laid-off co-workers.
  • Research suggests the stress of being laid off is not quite as bad as that of keeping your job and feeling constantly worried about losing it.
  • Getting laid off can lead to a series of emotions not unlike mourning, and spouses feel that, too.
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  • President Bush in Reuters
    One day people will look back at this moment in history and say 'thank God there were courageous people willing to serve' because they laid the foundation for peace for generations to come,Bush said after a roadside bomb killed four US...
  • Patrick Fitzgerald in USA Today
    The breadth of corruption laid out in these charges is staggering,US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald says.
  • Robert Gates in Los Angeles Times
    The timetable the president has laid out still seems to be viable and does not significantly increase the risks to anybody,Gates told reporters in Jerusalem after meeting with Barak.

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