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strahy duhn see

  • n  having the timbre of a loud high-pitched sound

  • The sudden collapse of McCain's Middle East policy is a stunning event, although McCain's regional stridency raised questions from the start.
  • On the other hand, some American reporters in Iran worry about the stridency of Yazdi's public statements.
  • But it also puts many including journalists now paying close attention on high alert for potential religious stridency.
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  • Frenship bee champ wins in 15 rounds
    Stridency. Bountiful. Presumptuous. Bloviate. Matriculation. Revanche. Isochronous. Arraignment. Freudian. Sotto voce. Antics. Secure. Intact. Sulking. Hammock.
    Feb. 13, 2014 - Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

  • Frank Luntz in USA Today
    Our stridency in the language mirrors our polarization and stridency in politics,Luntz said. "We are not the kumbaya country that we were on Jan. 20."
  • Paul Kurtz in Religion News Service
    The 'atheists with attitude,' as one writer called them, have been accused of striking a rather strident and discordant tone,said Kurtz. "But for the secular humanist, it is not so much the stridency of these books that is at issue, as it...
  • Peter Hain in ic Wales
    Last night Peter Hain said: "I don't know how close it came to the stadium actually having to be sold, but I do know there was a real sense of emergency, I could tell from the stridency of his appeal and it just happened, because I was able to know...

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