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streng thuh ning

  • n  becoming stronger
  • n  the act of increasing the strength of something
  • v  make strong or stronger
  • v  gain strength
  • v  give a healthy elasticity to

  • She opposes strengthening protections for beluga whales in Alaska's Cook Inlet, where oil and gas development has been proposed, and she spent $500 million in state money to .
  • Moscow sees the problem in terms of strengthening the safeguards against Iran weaponizing nuclear materials, rather than trying to prevent it from attaining "breakout" capacity by .
  • His head was filled with dreams of strengthening China from within by drawing on its natural resources in conjunction with new technologies, and he tried to interest powerful .
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  • Henry Paulson in AFP
    We will use all of the tools we've been given to maximum effectiveness, including strengthening the capitalization of financial institutions of every size,Paulson said.
  • Ben Bernanke in International Herald Tribune
    Growth was seen as remaining sluggish during the first part of next year, then strengthening as the effects of tighter credit and the housing correction begin to wane,Bernanke told the JEC.
  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn in Reuters
    A Fund mission will begin discussions with the authorities within the next few days on a program aimed at strengthening economic stability and enhancing confidence in the financial system,IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn said in a...

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