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undertaking

uhn der tay king

  • n  any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
    he prepared for great undertakings
  • n  the trade of a funeral director
  • v  enter upon an activity or enterprise
  • v  accept as a challenge
  • v  promise to do or accomplish
  • v  enter into a contractual arrangement
  • v  accept as a charge

  • Newsom considers San Francisco's historic undertaking a "moral obligation," one that other city, state and federal officials have shirked.
  • But the vast majority of oil consumed in the world is purchased through private deals, given the massive undertaking of physically delivering millions of barrels.
  • By taking for his own the name of Homer's poem, by adopting Odysseus as his own hero, Kazantzakis has underlined the audacity of his undertaking.
News & Articles

  • Holder Says U.S. Working on Surveillance Disclosure
    June 21 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said the Obama administration is undertaking a "holistic" effort to declassify more details about government surveillance activities to give the public a better picture of the programs.
    June 21, 2013 - Bloomberg
  • Holder Says U.S. Seeking Broad Disclosure on Surveillance
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said the Obama administration is undertaking a broad effort to declassify more details about government surveillance activities to give the public a better picture of the programs.
    June 21, 2013 - Bloomberg
  • Holder Seeking Disclosures About NSA Surveillance
    June 21 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said the Obama administration is undertaking a ``holistic'' effort to declassify more details about government surveillance activities to give the public a better picture of the programs.
    June 21, 2013 - Bloomberg
Quotes

  • Zalmay Khalilzad in Washington Post
    The byzantine funding and appropriation methods for this undertaking were in large part a cause of this failure. It is not within this court's power to address the wrongs committed, the judge said. It is hopefully within the citizens of the United... Stanwood Duval http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanwood_Duval&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHgU-48jSuEsJcQoEh42bsIH5YMfw USA Today http://www.google.com/url?q=http://blogs.usatoday.com/ondeadline/2008/01/judge-army-corp.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNE8Ns7YbkT9Gi40PRDYvmHPfZQjyQ Jan 30, 2008 104182 137720 undertaking Zalmay Khalilzad, who also served as US ambassador to Iraq from 2005 to April, wrote in an op-ed piece Friday in The New York Times that the UN possesses certain comparative advantages for undertaking complex internal and regional mediation...
  • Robert Mueller in guardian.co.uk
    The concerns we have about individuals who may support terrorism being in the United States run from concerns about providing financing, radicalising others,Mueller said, as well as "the potential for individuals undertaking attacks in the...

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