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  • n  a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions

  • Having celebrated our individuality to a fault for half a century, we now should pay greater attention to the common weal.
  • Beijing too made vague claims of worrying about the public weal, but Washington saw the act more as the political statement it probably was, and concluded correctly that .
  • But they have been overwhelmed by nihilists and hypocrites more interested in destroying the opposition and gaining power than in the public weal.

  • Wen Jiabao in Xinhua
    Wen spoke highly of China's relations with Pakistan, calling the country "a good and highly reliable friend", "a good cooperative partner" and "a good brother sharing weal and woe".
  • Tang Jiaxuan in People's Daily Online
    Over the past fifty years, the Chinese and African peoples have shared weal and woe, sympathized with and supported each other,Tang said.

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