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pre suh duhns

  • n  status established in order of importance or urgency
    ...its precedence as the world's leading manufacturer of pharmaceuticals
  • n  preceding in time
  • n  the act of preceding in time or order or rank (as in a ceremony)

  • You can look at almost every significant military endeavor and find precedence for Christians being actively involved in relief efforts," and often, he adds, actively invited to .
  • He's fond of mentioning that he planned to become a novelist, until the duties of his family's business took precedence; and he routinely drops allusions to great artists, thinkers .
  • Or we can grant these characters their innocence, their implicit belief that all their undertakings are without precedence in this history of popular storytelling.
News & Articles

  • NHL Free Agency 2013: Which Top Players Will Remain with Current Teams?
    NHL free agency is fast approaching, and league-wide focus is shifting to the pursuit of a title in 2014. General managers throughout North America aren't just concentrating on acquiring talent from elsewhere; there's also the pivotal task of retaining their own free agents. While some teams are content to allow particular players to take a hike, other playmakers take precedence during the ...
    June 19, 2013 - Bleacher Report
  • Supreme Court strikes down Arizona law requiring proof of citizenship to vote
    The Supreme Court on Monday struck down an Arizona law that requires people to submit proof of citizenship when they register to vote.The vote was 7-2. Justice Antonin Scalia, writing for the majority, said that a 1993 federal law known as the Motor Voter Act takes precedence over the Arizona law because of its requirement that states “accept and use” the federal voter registration form.Justices ...
    June 17, 2013 - NBC NEWS
  • Supreme Court strikes down Arizona law requiring proof of citizenship to vote
    The Supreme Court on Monday struck down an Arizona law that requires people to submit proof of citizenship when they register to vote.The vote was 7-2. Justice Antonin Scalia, writing for the majority, said that a 1993 federal law known as the Motor Voter Act takes precedence over the Arizona law because of its requirement that states “accept and use” the federal voter registration form.Justices ...
    June 17, 2013 - NBC NEWS
Quotes

  • Alan Garcia in International Herald Tribune
    It is imperative that what unites us take precedence in our meetings,Garcia said. "We leave aside, for the moment, what we disagree on."
  • Archbishop Drexel Gomez in Washington Post
    The gospel ...... must take precedence over culture,said Archbishop Drexel Gomez of the West Indies, one of 10 Anglican leaders or representatives who attended the ceremony in Nairobi's All Saints Cathedral. "Homosexual practice violates...
  • Beck in AFP
    This is part of Kim shoring up support for his regime among the inner circle and the public,Peter Beck, a Korea expert at the American University in Washington, told AFP. "The internal domestic dynamic is taking precedence over external...

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