subordinating :

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suh bawr duh nay ting

  • v  rank or order as less important or consider of less value
  • v  make subordinate, dependent, or subservient
  • a  serving to connect a subordinate clause to a main clause
    `when' in `I will come when I can' is a subordinating conjunction

  • Now a President in the aftermath of a landslide seems intent upon further subordinating it and establishing the White House ever more firmly as the center of federal power.
  • Was it Sorkin subordinating the needs of drama to get out a message? Sure, but post-disaster charitable feelings aside, it's not as though he's never done that before.
  • On becoming a Franciscan, Emmett McLoughlin had taken vows subordinating his own will to the wisdom and spiritual judgment of his Superior.
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  • Editorial: Indulging the fringe on Common Core while Michigan's students fall behind
    It is another instance of so-called adults subordinating the interests of children to their own political gamesmanship. The fringe of the Republican Party is holding up the implementation of Common Core education standards. Where have the Republican critics been for the last three years while responsible members of their party were earnestly drafting the standards? What have they to offer now ...
    July 18, 2013 - Detroit Free Press

  • Joe Biden in Maktoob Business
    Subordinating individual interest is fundamental to the success of any nation,he said.
  • Manmohan Singh in KalingaTimes
    Stating that the festival commemorates the spirit of supreme sacrifice of Prophet Hazrat Ibrahim, Manmohan Singh said in a message: "This selfless sacrifice is an inspiring example of subordinating self-interest to the greater good of humanity. On...
  • David Miliband in Reuters
    Miliband said countries must respond to terrorism by "championing the rule of law, not subordinating it."

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