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sif ting

  • n  the act of separating grain from chaff
  • v  move as if through a sieve
  • v  separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements
  • v  check and sort carefully
  • v  distinguish and separate out

  • For an exercise that's all about family, researching your genealogy can be an oddly lonesome affair, filled with long hours spent sifting through records and making awkward phone .
  • Michael Palladino, head of the union of NYPD detectives, said the ex-mayor's record doesn't compare to those who spent 12 months sifting through toxic debris for evidence and human .
  • Foreign specialists, carefully sifting reports from refugees and other sources, estimate that at least 20 million Chinese have been deprived of existence, done away with, or .
News & Articles

  • Lightning Strike Sparks Barn Fire
    Duluth, MN ( Father's Day barn fire has one Duluth family sifting through the wreckage of what is now a total loss.
    June 17, 2013 - Northland's News Center
  • Is This the Perfect Way to Hire?
    You don't ask for resumes and you skip the traditional job posting. One founder says this four-step process trumps everything else she's tried. Hiring the right talent is vital to the success of your business. But busy entrepreneurs don't have time to waste sifting through dozens of resumes to evaluate candidates. "But at the same time you can't--or shouldn't--outsource the entire process," says ...
    June 17, 2013 - Inc Magazine
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly for Petrobras
    Sifting through all the news about the Brazilian oil giant.        
    June 14, 2013 - The Motley Fool

  • Christine Nixon in International Herald Tribune
    Victoria's chief commissioner of police, Christine Nixon, said there had been reports of suspicious behavior from "people who are seeing strange people who are sifting through parts of houses that have been burnt," she told Sky News television.
  • Laura Bush in FOXNews
    This class has had a long journey to get here,said Bush, who was wearing a blue graduation gown. "While other students around the country were worrying about who they were going to take to the dance, you were sifting through the rubble."
  • Mike Huckabee in Washington Post
    I believe I can win or I wouldn't be in this race,said Huckabee. "It will happen because over the next few months people are going to start sifting beyond the trappings and start asking not just what is this person saying, but is what this...

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