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 yooh nuh la tuh ruhl

  • a  involving only one part or side
    unilateral paralysis
    a unilateral decision
  • s  tracing descent from either the paternal or the maternal line only

  • Any unilateral declaration of independence depends on the willingness of other countries to recognize the new nation.
  • He was smart to declare a unilateral cease-fire last August.
  • The military standoff has shown why the current policy of unilateral withdrawal is wishful thinking.
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  • Commentary: The solitary leaker, a betrayer of trust
    The founders did not create the United States so that some solitary 29-year-old could make unilateral decisions about what should be exposed. Edward Snowden self-indulgently short-circuited the democratic structures of accountability, putting his own preferences above everything else.
    June 12, 2013 - Seattle Times
  • Charlotte City Council votes to ‘vigorously’ oppose airport transfer
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte City Council voted 10-0 late Monday to “vigorously resist any outside, unilateral” efforts to transfer Charlotte Douglas Airport from city control to an independent authority, suggesting a potential lawsuit. The vote came after council met for nearly two hours in closed session to discuss legal strategies. After the vote, City Manager Ron Carlee said it is ...
    June 11, 2013 - WCNC Charlotte
  • Selectmen squabble over reciting Pledge of Allegiance
    YORK, Maine — Board of Selectmen Chairman Ron Nowell on Monday made a unilateral decision to no longer recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of meetings.
    June 11, 2013 - Portsmouth Herald

  • Vice President Dick Cheney in International Herald Tribune
    The United States is at Georgia's side, Cheney said, "as you work to overcome an invasion of your sovereign territory and an illegitimate, unilateral attempt to change your country's borders by force, that has been universally condemned by the free...
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
    Now, Russia has, as the chairman said, issued a unilateral statement expressing its view. But that is not an agreed-upon view. That is not in the treaty,Clinton said. "It's the equivalent of a press release. And we are not in any way bound...
  • Asif Ali Zardari in guardian.co.uk
    Just as we will not let Pakistan's territory to be used by terrorists for attacks against our people and our neighbours, we cannot allow our territory and our sovereignty to be violated by our friends,Zardari said. "Unilateral actions of...

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