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stanch

  • v  stop the flow of a liquid

  • By the time Katrina hit, most law-enforcement types in the city had come to an unpleasant conclusion: no amount of arrests would stanch the murder rate.
  • Some industries, such as utilities, education and energy, are already struggling to stanch the institutional brain drain.
  • That bland assertion, though, does little to stanch a lingering anxiety, particularly in India, that tensions between the two giants will inexorably come to a tipping point.
News & Articles

  • Bill to revamp military justice gains support
    WASHINGTON (AP) — An ambitious, bipartisan effort to overhaul the military justice system and stanch the increasing number of sexual assaults gained crucial support from conservatives Tuesday, setting up a showdown with the Pentagon's top brass.
    July 16, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • Bill to overhaul military justice system gains support
    An ambitious, bipartisan effort to overhaul the military justice system and stanch the increasing number of sexual assaults gained crucial support from conservatives Tuesday, setting up a showdown with the Pentagon's top brass.
    July 16, 2013 - Fox News
  • Bipartisan effort to fight sexual assaults in military advances
    WASHINGTON - An ambitious, bipartisan effort to overhaul the military justice system and stanch the increasing number of sexual assaults gained crucial support from conservatives Tuesday, setting up a showdown with the Pentagon's top brass.
    July 16, 2013 - The Tampa Tribune
Quotes

  • Aquilino Pimentel Jr in Inquirer.net
    In a text message sent to reporters Wednesday afternoon, Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel said: "Official corruption is hemorrhaging the Philippines. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is unable to stanch it. Her misgovernance pushes the Philippines on...
  • Leonard Maltin in New York Daily News
    The guardians of the public good tried to stanch the flow of gangster movies in the early 1930s, but it didn't work,said Leonard Maltin, movie historian and film critic for "Entertainment Tonight." "There's an ambiguity about these figures...

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