Debate Sentence Examples

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  • See you at the debate tomorrow.

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  • This debate business was no problem when I didn't have an opponent.

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  • And that debate ended overnight.

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  • Alex, I don't want to debate this issue.

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  • It's not a debate or anything.

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  • In spite of the drubbing he'd taken in the debate, he felt pretty good.

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  • This last hall had tribunes for the public, which often influenced the debate by interruptions or applause.

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  • There is some debate as to whether the poor should even try to feed themselves.

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  • The semi-centennial of this debate was celebrated in 1908, when the Illini Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, caused a suitably inscribed boulder weighing 23 tons to be set up in Washington Park as a memorial.

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  • But he did not fulfil the expectations which had been formed on the strength`' of his colonial reputation; he took no very prominent part in debate, and gave little evidence of his undoubted oratorical gifts.

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  • Instead, however, of proceeding with the work of practical legislation, accepting the Instrument of Government without challenge as the basis of its authority, the parliament immediately began to discuss and find fault with the constitution and to debate about "Fundamentals."

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  • Pressure from all sides of the House, however, induced the ministry to retain office until after the debate on the application to Rome and the Papal States of the Religious Orders Bill (originally passed in 1866)a measure which, with the help of Ricasoli, was carried at the end of May.

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  • In the long and important debate upon foreign policy in the Italian Chamber of Deputies (6th to 9th December) the fear was repeatedly expressed lest Bismarck should seek to purchase the support of German Catholics by raising the Roman question.

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  • In the debate on the "tariff of abominations" in 1828 he took no part, but voted for the measure in obedience to instructions from the New York legislature - an action which was cited against him as late as the presidential campaign of 1844.

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  • In the practical questions which arose, and in the great debate which was political, economical and moral, she took a very active part.

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  • At the beginning of the session of 1919 he was elected vice-chairman of the party, and he took a considerable share in debate, speaking with a moderation and appreciation of the standpoint of other classes not always manifested by Labour members.

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  • These conditions were submitted to Constantinople, and rejected after a stormy debate in the divan.

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  • In July of the same year he proceeded to the north to debate on the " Covenant " with the famous Aberdeen doctors; but he was not well received by them.

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  • It was clear that the spiritual forces of the time were also slipping out of his grasp. Early in January he sought to come to terms with the pope (then virtually a captive at Fontainebleau) respecting various questions then in debate concerning the Concordat.

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  • He pursued his policy of playing into the hands of the sovereign whilst keeping up the appearances of a Liberal, almost democratic, leader, skilful in debate, a trimmer par excellence, and abler in opposition than in office.

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  • The opportunity thus given for debate naturally stimulated the movement in favour of constitutional government, which received new impulses from the sympathetic attitude of the emperor Alexander II., his grant in 1879 of a constitution to the liberated principality of Bulgaria, and the multiplication of Nihilist outrages which pointed to the necessity of conciliating Liberal opinion in order to present a united front against revolutionary agitation.

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  • I have a tape of the entire debate.

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  • But John O'Neill (1740-1798), who represented Randalstown in the Irish parliament 1761-1783, and the county of Antrim from the latter year till his death, took an active part in debate on the popular side, being a strong supporter of Catholic emancipation.

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  • In the second, which took place in the Church of St John and St Paul, and lasted three days, he undertook to refute innumerable errors in Aristotelians, mathematicians and schoolmen, to conduct his dispute either logically or by the secret doctrine of numbers, &c. According to Aldus, who attended the debate and published an account of it in his dedication to Crichton prefixed to Cicero's "Paradoxa" (1581), the young Scotsman was completely successful.

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  • By his casting vote at a critical period during the debate in the Senate on the tariff bill of 1846, he irretrievably lost his influence with the protectionist element of his native state, to whom he had given assurances of his support of the Tyler tariff of 1842.

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  • His rapid brain made him a master in debate.

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  • A bill, known as the Force Bill, was introduced in the Senate, and in the debate upon it Webster had an encounter with Calhoun.

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  • The debate waxed fast and furious.

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  • On the 8th of June he was appointed on a committee with Jefferson, Franklin, Livingston and Sherman to draft a Declaration of Independence; and although that document was by the request of the committee written by Thomas Jefferson, it was John Adams who occupied the foremost place in the debate on its adoption.

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  • He wandered far and wide, and engaged in much philosophical and theological debate.

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  • The debate lasted five days.

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  • Just playing devil's advocate to raise a bit of honest debate.

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  • I don't even like to say it because I don't have an ounce of evidence, but at the debate Fitzgerald said liquor had been found in Billy's vehicle.

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  • While Dean had been at odds with the man since their first confrontation last January, it was Fitzgerald's venomous comments at the debate that led Dean to now believe him capable of almost anything.

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  • Besides, no one will remember what was said at the debate.

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  • His first recorded intervention in debate in the Long Parliament was on the 9th of November 1640, a few days after the meeting of the House, when he delivered a petition from the imprisoned John Lilburne.

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  • Those have found little favour who brought to the debate only formal criticisms or amplifications of the Darwinian arguments, or re-marshallings of the Darwinian facts, however ably conducted.

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  • Zaimis, as high commissioner, took the oath to the new constitution elaborated after much debate by the Cretan national assembly.

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  • The nickname of "gentle shepherd" was given him because he bored the House by asking over and over again, during the debate on the Cider Bill of 1763, that somebody should tell him "where" to lay the new tax if it was not to be put on cider.

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  • He bore a part in almost every important debate, and was a member of the committee of foreign affairs during the whole time of his service in Congress.

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  • The charge of complicity was freely levelled at Caesar, and indeed was hinted at by Cato in the great debate in the senate.

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  • Egerton focuses on the Canadian reaction to the Cold War debate on human rights.

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  • Whether that was good or bad was still up for debate.

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  • This bouleuterium would have been available on all occasions when Olympia became the scene of conference or debate between the representatives of different states - whether the subject was properly political, as concerning the amphictyonic treaties, or related more directly to the administration of the sanctuary and festival.

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  • We have seen that it had a bouleuterium for purposes of public debate or conference.

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  • Dowdeswell then led the Rockingham party in the House of Commons, taking an active part in debate until his death at Nice on the 6th of February 1775.

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  • He was bitterly disappointed that Becket, on whom he bestowed the primacy, left vacant by the death of Theobald (1162), at once became the champion of clerical privilege; he and the archbishop were no longer on speaking terms when the Constitutions of Clarendon came up for debate.

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  • The Smet de Naeyer ministry which had held office since 1900 was defeated in April 1907 in a debate on the mining law over the proposal concerning the length of the working day.

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  • He was singularly fitted for intellectual debate, but his devotional tendency was equally strong with his logical aptitude.

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  • He took part in the debate on the King's speech, pointing out the views of the Labour party on the industrial situation.

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  • In the debate on the reform bill O'Connell stated that there was but one borough more rotten than East Looe and that was West Looe.

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  • Everything is now matter of debate and argument.

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  • Therefore when, three weeks after the session began, a debate on Irish election+petitions gave him opportunity, Disraeli attempted that first House of Commons speech which imagination still dwells upon as something wondrous strange.

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  • It was repeated with greater emphasis in the session of 1844, also in a condition-of-Ireland debate; and from that time forth, as if foreseeing Peel's course and its effect on the country party, Disraeli kept up the attack.

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  • It is said that the foreign office had then in print a series of despatches which would have answered its accusers had they been presented when the debate began, as for some unexplained reason they were not.

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  • Yet he still watched affairs as a great party leader should, and from time to time figured vigorously in debate.

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  • Mystery script The ogham inscription at Dunadd has been a matter of debate since it was first recognized in the 1950s.

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  • In Britain the debate is confused because almost everyone on the left and center now adopts a communitarian rhetoric.

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  • Debate rages over whether it is a natural phenomenon or man-made due to the greenhouse effect.

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  • For, while hitherto the debate had turn.ed on the technical points whether an affirmation could be substituted for an oath, or whether a person who had declared that an oath had no meaning for him could properly be sworn, the end at which Bradlaughs opponents were thenceforward aiming was the imposition of a new religious testthe belief in a Godon members of the House of Commons.

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  • Pitt, Grey, Lord Sheffield, all plunged into confused and angry debate as to whether the French Revolution was a good thing, and whether the French Revolution, good or bad, had anything to do with the Quebec Bill.

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  • He was a prominent member of the Massachusetts convention which (February 1788) ratified for that state the Federal Constitution, and in the same year, having entered the lower house in the state legislature, he distinguished himself greatly by his eloquence and readiness in debate.

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  • Like his predecessors, Addington continued to be a partisan after his acceptance of this office, took part at times in debate when the house was in committee; and on one occasion his partiality allowed Pitt to disregard the authority of the chair.

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  • Such foresight had its reward, the more because it was buttressed during the debates of the Convention by the same readiness in debate, the same clear recognition of essentials, the same natural disposition towards compromise on details, and the same quickness in producing verbal formulae, as Smuts had already shown in the Transvaal Parliament.

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  • Nor can it be seriously maintained that the problem of freedom in the form in which it is presented to the modern mind ever became the subject of debate in the philosophy of Socrates, Plato or Aristotle.

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  • An interpellation can be brought on without the consent of the minister to be attacked; it is usually made the subject of a general debate, and generally ends with a vote of confidence or want of confidence in the ministry.

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  • The matter was still in debate when he was seized with pleurisy, and died at Florence on the 25th of October 1647.

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  • In February 1792 an allusion in debate by Toler (afterwards earl of Norbury), the attorney-general, to Tandy's personal ugliness, provoked him into sending a challenge; this was treated by the House of Commons as a breach of privilege, and a Speaker's warrant was issued for his arrest, which however he managed to elude till its validity expired on the prorogation of parliament.

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  • In 1622 he published a controversial Discourse of the Religion anciently Professed by the Irish and British, designed to show that they were in agreement with the Church of England and opposed to the Church of Rome on the points in debate between those churches.

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  • Eleven envoys, including Philocrates, Aeschines, and Demosthenes, were sent to Philip in February 346 B.C. After a debate at Athens, peace was concluded with Philip in April.

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  • There was a sitting of 22 hours and another of 41 hours, and on the 2nd of February [From Anglo-Norman Invasion] the debate was closured by the Speaker on his own responsibility and the bill read a first time.

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  • In May 1903 there were outbreaks of rioting in Agram, Sissek and other towns, besides serious agrarian disturbances directed against the Magyarist landowners; in a debate in the Reichsrath (18th May) an Austrian deputy named Bianchini unsuccessfully attempted to induce the imperial government to intervene.

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  • As a resourceful political leader, and an adroit, ready, skilful tactician in debate, he has had few equals in American history.

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  • The subject in debate was the nature of comets, the conspicuous appearance of three of which bodies in the year 1618 furnished the occasion of the controversy.

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  • In the session 1906 1907 the most burning subject of debate was the new Associations Law, drawn up by Seor Davila.

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  • He was elected to Congress in 1852, where, first as a Whig and afterwards as a Republican, he represented his district continuously until 1869, taking a prominent part in debate, and earning the name "watch-dog of the Treasury" by his consistent and vigorous opposition to extravagant and unwise appropriations.

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  • Winckler on later evidence (1893) has been the subject of continued debate.

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  • The origin and nature of the various elements that go to make up the story of the Nibelungenlied have been, and continue to be, the subject of very lively debate.

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  • Her daily debate about drinking blood made her pace in front of Damian's room until he wrenched the door open and stared at her, bleary-eyed and bare-chested.

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  • We talked about a big debate but seeing as you ain't got an opponent— at least yet—we put that idea on hold.

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  • The debate was held in the community center, on the second floor of a building that accommodated the town's library, City Hall, and police station below.

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  • You knew Fitz was screwing around with me and you didn't bring it up when he dumped all over you at the debate?

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  • He's so pissed at me over sticking up for you at the debate, I'm not sure he'd sleep with me if I let him.

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  • Nothing. Fitzgerald was dead set on busting some kids with booze so he'd have something juicy to brag about at the next day's debate.

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  • This is her birthday, not a debate team meeting.

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  • It was an acrimonious debate, leaving the party divided over the outcome barely 18 months from a general election.

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  • Festival finances have been the subject of sometimes acrimonious debate in Sidmouth for many years.

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  • This public, and often acrimonious, debate divided the chemical profession.

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  • Concerns over student voter apathy in the general election will be debated on the conference floor in a debate on citizenship.

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  • The only area that remains contentious in that context is the debate on the Welsh language.

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  • What is contentious in that context is the debate on the Welsh language.

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  • The dichotomy of nature versus nurture is an ongoing debate.

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  • Yeshua, the king of kings, doesn't sound so eloquent, and seems to "debate."

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  • The Senate rejected a similar amendment during floor debate, at least in part to avoid creating a new unfunded mandate.

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  • Do you think this historical context seems absent in the current debate about ' Communist guilt '?

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  • Indeed accusing someone falsely of an ad hominem approach to debate is itself an ad hominem argument.

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  • Perhaps the key debate centers on whether giving is driven by altruism or self-centred motives.

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  • All of this would seem directly applicable to the present Church of England debate about the ordination of Women to the Episcopate.

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  • Assisted dying Advance directives often become confused with the euthanasia and assisted dying Advance directives often become confused with the euthanasia and assisted suicide debate.

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  • Mark Cartledge reports on the symposium held at the London School of Theology to further public debate on the doctrine of penal substitutionary atonement.

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  • Hyndman was extremely authoritarian and tried to restrict internal debate about party policy.

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  • We had a big debate in this country in the early 1980s about the Chrysler Corp. and giving federal bailouts for a billion dollars.

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  • However, there remains the debate on short-stretch bandage use in the immobile patient.

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  • Over the years there has been some debate to whether green tiger barbs are dyed.

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  • In the hurly-burly of debate about iconic space and squiggly landmarks, his voice is a calm bleat of common sense.

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  • To be quite blunt, the level of debate around here is simply in the gutter.

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  • This workshop is designed to trigger a detailed debate from all parties; beyond just the issue of cross boarder transactions.

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  • The timing of the alleged bribe to Mr Mills is thus a subject of great debate.

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  • So when that annoying brother-in-law appears with the little manual for his latest electronic gadget, debate these philosophical questions with him.

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  • It is certain to provoke debate and discussion, not least about how and why certain to provoke debate and discussion, not least about how and why certain films enter the nation's consciousness.

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  • Historians still debate whether the german chancellor, Bismarck, deliberately set out to provoke Austria.

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  • The future of the NHS deserves debate, but based on facts, not sentimental claptrap such as is presented by Ms Beckett.

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  • He abjures any political or ideological etiquette, including the classicism versus Romanticism debate, then so popular in Europe.

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  • Contained within the debate is a consideration of the growth of English classicism over this period.

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  • Paul Davies chairs a debate between proponents of each theory, adding a coda of his own.

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  • What cannot be denied is that they have carried forward the debate beyond the implausible alternatives to liberalism offered by 1980s communitarian thinkers.

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  • Reading overall as a cultural and political analysis, it usefully complements and refreshes a field which will welcome this contribution to the debate.

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  • In the debate, comrade Mc Shane said Red platform comrades were not sectarian.

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  • The budgetary constraints which lie at the heart of this debate are however considerable.

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  • She paused on some of the issues which have arisen over the course of the longer term debate about European constitutionalism.

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  • To ensure the content on our message boards remains legal and the debate remains constructive, a handful of message boards are moderated.

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  • I welcome the contribution this review makes to the debate.

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  • The debate over a rule book, therefore, is not just about structure, but about democratic control of a merged union.

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  • How much simpler to debate those than to analyze and resolve the conundrum of our world's present state.

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  • Indeed, the process of simultaneous debate and consultation in all countries will greatly facilitate convergence.

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  • A deliberately conversational tone allows Tricomi to debate these ideas with the reader rather than offering prescriptive models.

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  • It has attracted a dedicated coterie of regular readers who annotate his comments, often promoting lively debate.

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  • Creationism debate moves to Britain The debate over creationism debate moves to Britain The debate over creationism in schools was an American problem.

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  • There is an urgent need for a review of the legislation and an honest debate about the realities of youth crime.

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  • In order to whet your appetite, some issues are set out below which, it is hoped, will stimulate debate.

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  • It is certain to provoke debate and discussion, not least about how and why certain films enter the nation's consciousness.

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  • Member for Manchester, Withington initiated the debate and we have only 30 minutes for it.

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  • Melanie Phillips argues that the purpose of Labor's attack is to " stifle debate " .

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  • There then followed some lively debate about the differences.

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  • Carnivore has been the subject of heated debate over the past year.

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  • It seeks to foster detailed research and informed debate on international conflict, both historical and contemporary.

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  • There is an ongoing debate about whether the Scottish criminal law should be codified.

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  • The public debate in the UK is very limited.

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  • Indeed, I raised the issue during an adjournment debate in Westminster Hall last month.

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  • The ethical issues surrounding therapeutic cloning are similar in some ways to the abortion debate; that is when does personhood start?

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  • But people never do that, they always get defensive, and start attacking, when we were trying to debate something else.

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  • Under these conditions debate sometimes degenerated into quibbles over points of Portuguese grammar.

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  • The House resumed the Debate upon the Bill for Sale of the Estates of several delinquents.

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  • They both facilitate healthy debate, making society more democratic.

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  • However, in the various Protestant denominations there is some debate over whether babies should be baptized.

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  • There has been good debate about the concept of ' double devolution ' that I set out in my NCVO speech on Tuesday.

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  • That is a legitimate debate in which there can be legitimate disagreements.

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  • The day will conclude with a panel discussion during which the debate will be thrown open to the audience.

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  • The local debate that followed was rather disheartening to say the least.

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  • Actual war economies typically cite a greater public good when they repress dissent and debate.

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  • A Debate Music therapy is developing an increasingly diverse body of theory.

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  • I felt useless ' An undercover documentary to be shown this week will reignite the debate about pupils ' behavior.

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  • Has he not read the previous debate on spiked - commissioned by his own organization - where the global warming case took a drubbing?

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  • Also informed by his appearence on at the ICA on the panel debate dying of Consumption and lecturing at the Royal Institution.

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  • The development and mineralization of dental enamel are areas of active research and debate and are discussed in detail in this volume.

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  • One particular point of debate concerned the extent to which an O.R. scientist could expect the objectives to be made sufficiently explicit.

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  • What's the current state of debate on dinosaur extinction?

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  • Perhaps the greatest legacy of the Civil War is its ongoing debate and continuing fascination worldwide.

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  • We provide a synopsis below, based on our proposal and arguments at a debate " Has feminism gone too far?

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  • Toward the end of the month there was a multilingual debate using simultaneous interpreting facilities at Heriot-Watt University.

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  • The whole area is like a festering sore, deprived of the healing power of fresh air i.e. open debate.

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  • Perhaps the deciding factor in this debate should be the insistence on following the Sunna and the safe, healthy option.

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  • King's / IoP / Debate 05 - Keep taking the tabloids!

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  • I was too excited by the thought of a radio debate with Mr Moore to pay attention to any attendant circumstances.

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  • Rational debate - it would be nice to see it on these increasingly tiresome forums.

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  • Little is known about the importance of the beta and delta forms of vitamin E, but a debate has arisen concerning gamma tocopherol.

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  • There was a lot of debate over whether the method was really suitable for severe intractable clubfoot especially over the correction of tibial torsion.

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  • First, it traces briefly the trajectory of the debate on industrial clusters in developing countries.

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  • Click here to read the Hansard transcript of the Commons debate.

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  • You are to debate costs later today this afternoon with a formidable trio of past and present APIL Presidents.

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  • You'll find that most will want honest, open debate - not trolling, flaming or unwarranted criticism.

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  • Well its quite undeniable that this thread is a debate just among astrologers and serious students.

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  • A great debate ensued about whether there was value in developing a DOI when a permanent URL could achieve the same degree permanence.

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  • Implications Too much of the debate about the Internet is based on naive utopianism or paranoid pessimism.

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  • Debate exists as to whether patients with the commonest type of uveitis (acute anterior uveitis - AAU) should be investigated.

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  • Why, whenever there is an environmental debate, do people have to aver emotional and subjective viewpoints as fact?

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  • The same issue has details of a debate in the Welsh Assembly about the " abysmal state of public transport in north wales.

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  • Do I really want to spend time maintaining a debate on top of my blog?

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  • This clash is seen in the debate over passenger profiling, roving wiretaps, surveillance, tracking systems, and immigration.

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  • There is currently a world-wide debate on poverty yardsticks to identify the poor.

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  • After a debate lasting nearly two months the Law of Guarantees was adopted in secret ballot on the 21st of March 1871 by 185 votes against 106.

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  • A lengthy term of office seemed to be opening out before him when, on the 31st of January 1891, Crispi, speaking in a debate upon an unimportant bill, angrily rebuked the Right for its noisy interruptions.

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  • He was a man of many gifts, excelling alike in preaching, in debate and in friendship, and declined many offers of more remunerative service.

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  • It may have been a consciousness of this fact which prompted a remark, made by the Speaker, that Mill's presence in parliament elevated the tone of debate.

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  • The united Germany which he was prepared to champion was not the democratic state which the theorists of the Frankfort national parliament were evolving on paper with interminable debate, but the old Holy Roman Empire, the heritage of the house of Habsburg, of which he was prepared to constitute himself the guardian so long as its lawful possessors should not have mastered the forces of disorder by which they were held captive.

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  • On the r5th of February 1677, in the debate on the fifteen months' prorogation, he moved the dissolution of parliament; and in March 1678 he seconded the address praying the king to declare war against France.

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  • A new Small Holdings Act (1907) for England was passed; the Trades Disputes Act (1906) removed the position of trades unions from the controversy excited over the Taff Vale decision; Mr LloydGeorge's Patents Act (1907) and Merchant Shipping Act (1906) were welcomed by the tariff reformers as embodying their own policy; a long-standing debate was closed by the passing of the Deceased Wife's Sister Act (1907); and acts for establishing a public trustee, a court of criminal appeal, a system of probation for juvenile offenders, and a census of production, were passed in 1907.

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  • His Friendly Debate between a Conformist and a Nonconformist was a controversial tract which excited considerable feeling at the time of its publication in 1668, but he lived long enough to soothe by his moderation and candour the exasperation it had caused.

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  • Within a week of the opening of Parliament he bounded into fame by a sparkling maiden speech in a Tariff Reform debate - a speech conceived in a confident fighting spirit, calculated to cheer dejected partisans, and full of wit and epigram.

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  • If Eleatic thought stands over against Pythagorean thought as what is valid or grounded against what is ungrounded or invalid, we are embarked upon dialectic, or the debate in which thought is countered by thought.

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  • These vigilantes were the good citizens (the committee of 1851 included some Boo and that of 1856 some6000-8000citizens of all classes), who organized outside of law, " not secretly, but in debate, in daylight, with sobriety and decorum," to defend and establish, through defying, its rule.

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  • About the same time Leonardo took part in the debate on the proper site for Michelangelo's newly finished colossal "David," and voted in favour of the Loggia dei Lanzi, against a majority which included Michelangelo himself.

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  • But the respect and, after a while, even the affection of the House were won by his business habits, his courtesy, his readiness to yield on non-essentials coupled with firmness in essentials, his exceptional clearness of head and of expression, and his extraordinary capacity for impromptu reply, without taking a note, at the close of a long debate on an intricate subject involving perhaps complicated figures.

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  • At length Fox, in seconding a motion for confining the debate to its proper subject, burst into the fatal question beyond the subject, taxing Burke with inconsistency, and taunting him with having forgotten that ever-admirable saying of his own about the insurgent colonists, that he did not know how to draw an indictment against a whole nation.

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  • On the 5th of April 1906, while attending a debate in the Reichstag, Prince Billow was seized with illness, the result of overwork and an attack of influenza, and was carried unconscious from the hall.

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  • Civility is the second casualty of political debate.

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  • Debate on the plan began Monday, with Mr Sharon saying the Israeli pullout would increase Israel 's security.

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  • Three years ago, the shock of 9/11 provided a ready-made excuse to close down debate.

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  • Research Interests Truth, foundations of mathematics and science, the scientific realism debate.

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  • But this is far from denying the seismic economic shifts which themselves served to recast the political debate about slavery.

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  • The industry 's campaign against 1% charge caps is a red herring in the debate about the savings gap.

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  • The bill has now been remitted to the Assembly 's Social Affairs and Legal Affairs Commissions for redrafting in the light of the debate.

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  • This is because of the centrality of the gender question and its impact on the cultural relativism debate within human rights.

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  • Gentleman 's apparent reluctance to grant Government time for a debate on the subject.

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  • Regulation The regulation of the selling of the home reversion product has been the focus of much debate over the past year.

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  • We suggest that OFTEL and others really must start a debate on ' how do we include remote areas in the broadband revolution?

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  • You ca n't have moral debate when the cornerstone of that debate believes in nothing but his own ineffable rightness.

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  • At least, in its rough-and-ready way, it gave us a debate.

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  • Medical devices get scant attention in the safety debate.

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  • Epic 's Donald Clark is taking part in a debate with fellow scot James Naughtie, presenter of BBC Radio 4's Today program.

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  • The debate on threat posed by the Islamic headscarf, to the concept of secularism in French society.

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  • The project seeks to promote ' broad debate ' and is ' informed by the latest and best thinking '.

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  • The important point is that what has seemed for centuries to be a self-evident principle is now the topic of vigorous debate.

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  • Firstly, I have recently veered away from likening the sexuality debate to the male/female debate.

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  • The aim is to tackle topical issues, create debate, showcase excellence and enable professionals like you to network.

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  • Against this backdrop rumors are circulating of ministerial attempts to sidestep a debate at party conference.

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  • I will ignore the crass stupidity, emanating from Mark, which has sidetracked this debate for far too long.

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  • By skipping over the center of debate we can concentrate on our original intent of shifting perspectives.

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  • The smacking debate, was, as you can imagine, a topic which sparked some lively discussions.

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  • Invoking the specter of dual loyalty to mute criticism and debate amounts to more than the everyday pollution of public discourse.

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  • The World Cup v Ashes debate is split fairly evenly at the moment.

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  • Debate still goes on about the 20-day standstill rule, which is applied differently in England & Wales, compared to Scotland.

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  • At the design festival, the sculptures stimulated debate about how to improve the site.

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  • This is classic ' storm in a tea-cup ' stuff and of little real significance to the overall debate.

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  • This is not some artificial, stultifying debate, far-removed from the needs of real people.

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  • The exact floruit of Patrick is still a subject of lively debate.

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  • Friend the Foreign Secretary, about having a debate on foreign policy on a substantive motion.

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  • Whether the extra link functionality of XLink is sufficient to justify widespread adoption is still a matter of debate.

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  • Perhaps the deciding factor in this debate should be the insistence on following the sunna and the safe, healthy option.

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  • King 's / IoP / Debate 05 - Keep taking the tabloids !

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  • Not that one would have thought so from the tenor of the debate around that particular part of the Bill.

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  • The formal debate Is it time for a large trial of testosterone replacement therapy for older men?

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  • Christian Aid 's report, Hooked on Tobacco, was used as the touchstone for debate.

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  • Let 's start a lively debate, let 's hear some unheard voices.

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  • We need an open, unprejudiced debate about it April 2002 Third party Derek Coombs Outsiders are required in Israel.

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  • I resolved to debate the matter with him through correspondence, but to do it in a fair and unprejudiced manner.

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  • Some kind of unwritten code seems to be in perpetual force to stifle such debate.

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  • One could debate how useful a reduction in ventilator days from 17 to 14 is.

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  • The Bt cotton debate in particular and the GM controversy in general have been vexed by claims and counter-claims.

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  • Kerry was also accused of misconduct, allegedly violating debate rules by removing a pen from his jacket.

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  • The same issue has details of a debate in the Welsh Assembly about the abysmal state of public transport in North wales.

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  • The debate took place on the same day as the Archbishop of Canterbury warned of a crisis in modern childhood.

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  • Despite strong emotions, a well-informed debate ensued over the treaty.

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  • Her performance in the debate competition was an unmitigated triumph.

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  • Losing a debate can often cause one's dignity to abate.

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  • The government's debate over federalism has become heated.

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  • Don't use such a redundant point in your debate.

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  • Nobody in attendance was expecting the extreme ferocity of the debate, so it made many people feel uncomfortable.

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  • The debate between the presidential candidates was more of a showdown than a productive discussion.

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  • As long as there are babies, there will always be the debate over the pros and cons of pacifiers.

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  • The debate over cloth versus disposable diapers continues to rage among manufacturers and parents.

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  • Choosing cloth over disposable or vice versa continues to be an ongoing debate, and new parents may choose their baby's diapers without ever considering the alternatives.

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  • Of course, there is still the debate over disposables vs. cloth diapers, but the decision is ultimately up to the parents.

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  • However, another issue is the great Mac vs. PC debate.

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  • There has been a lot of debate over whether cats need yearly vaccinations.

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  • There is some debate about feeding cats a raw diet.

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  • The question of whether or not certain cat breeds are non allergenic or hypoallergenic is the subject of debate among many cat enthusiasts.

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  • There has been an ongoing debate about the reason for cat purring sounds.

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  • However, which food is the best seems to be up for debate.

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  • There has been a lot of debate as to whether or not this type of litter is harmful to cats.

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  • There is much debate about whether cats should eat dry or wet food.

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  • However, there is some debate as to what should be regarded as core vaccines.

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  • The debate rages amongst cat fanciers; indoor or outdoor?

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  • The proper way to make this cocktail is up for debate.

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  • Just understand that there's a lot of debate about how to mix the drink properly.

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  • There's also a bit of debate whether you should even use simple syrup or regular sugar.

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  • Debate on the values and morals of your child and do what is best for her.

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  • The question of whether or not solar energy should be included in the plan to fight global warming was posed as a debate on Juggle.

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  • It needs to be stated that there is considerable debate as to just how dangerous BPA plastic is to people.

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  • Although there has been much debate regarding this, the industry seems to be moving in the direction that for a true soy candle to be called green, it must be made up of at least 85 percent of soybean oil.

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  • While the debate goes on, everyone must do their part by practicing green living.

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  • The disposable vs cloth diapers debate is complex.

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  • The disposable vs cloth diapers debate has been going on for many years.

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  • The disposable vs cloth diapers debate is likely to go on for many years, however the new developments ensure that there are plenty of options available.

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  • Currently, there is a great deal of debate of what the environmental impact of genetically engineered organisms could be if people consume genetically engineered plants and animals.

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  • Actually, there is the debate of whether gray hair is really gray at all or from the loss of its melanin, simply transparent making it appear to be gray.

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  • The elimination decision came down to a debate between Martha McCully and Cynthia Rowley.

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  • There is some debate as to whether laser lights are even necessary in order to effectively whiten the teeth.

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  • Combined with the animal rights movement, this has fueled the current hunting debate.

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  • Praline - The debate rages on as to whether this confection is pronounced "pray leen", or "praw leen".

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  • Whether or not Prevagen is vegetarian is subject to debate.

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  • While the number of people diagnosed with bulimia has increased in recent years, there is still a debate about what causes this condition.

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  • Whether the suicide was game based, or other issue based, is of course, up for debate, but his mother blamed the game.

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  • The intervention is not a place for debate or uncertainty.

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  • Whether or not he's a hero is a matter of debate but it raises some good questions.

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  • More recent headlines included the sudden death of her son, the birth of her daughter, and the debate over the father of her newborn.

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  • He attended Kickapoo High School where he was involved in sports, debate and student government.

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  • Simpson's breast size has been a hot debate for quite some time, with some speculating she had a celebrity implant, but most discarding the notion.

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  • Colbert's recurring segments included "Even Stephven" (a heated debate with Carell) and "This Week in God."

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  • Slightly naughty pictures of 15-year-old Miley Cyrus that surfaced on the Internet over the weekend are the center of a big debate.

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  • The crux of the debate over the new pictures is whether they are actually Miley Cyrus and not the result of creative mixing and matching photos of other people with Miley's via Photoshop.

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  • That's up for debate, but a few names regularly seem to come up whenever the subject of cheapskate celebrity tippers is mentioned.

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  • On Mahalo, a debate broke out as to what her measurements and dress size are as everyone tried compare them to their own.

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  • Searching the phrase how tall is Tom Cruise online brings up results with much debate about whether or not he has exaggerated his height, as some fans who have met him claim that he is actually a few inches shorter.

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  • Just like arguing who's better, Superman or Batman, this can be a fun debate that anyone can get involved in.

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  • The debate continues to wage over the safety of non-flammable pajamas versus the chemicals used to create these safer alternatives.

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  • If your child's lifestyle matches the sweater vest stereotype, then he's likely to fit right in with the debate team.

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  • Funding for additional programs such as debate teams, clubs and sports programs.

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  • Don't use your valuable word count telling them you're a straight-A student or president of the debate team.

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  • Some vets also feel it is necessary to administer follow up boosters once a year to keep immunity levels high, but this practice has come under considerable debate over the last decade.

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  • First, there is some debate over whether dogs should be fed cooked or raw meet.

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  • The function of the penis sheath in any society is the subject of some debate among scholars and requires more research.

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  • To this day, there is still great debate among fans whether his death was a suicide or murder.

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  • Of course the best fingerstyle guitarist is a label that is up for debate, and there are certainly many more capable guitar players that could be included in this discussion.

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  • Deciding which model is the best electric guitar is a matter of fierce debate.

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  • When you go into the store, remember that you aren't entering into the grand debate over what the best electric guitar is.

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  • There's some debate about whether it constitutes a health hazard, but in most insulation applications fiberglass is contained under a safe covering to keep it away from circulating air.

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  • There's some debate about who was actually the suit's first tailor.

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  • While that can be a matter of debate, there is no question that this hat, which works as well as a dress and a casual hat, is high quality.

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  • Another problem with irradiation is that it is still up for debate whether traces of radiation remain in the food after it is treated.

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  • There are a few noted disadvantages of organic food that individuals point to in the debate.

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  • Long-term care insurance and senior citizens is a topic of much debate centering around the high cost of long-term care and the rising cost of insurance policies.

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  • There are many criteria and some debate about the best places in the world to retire.

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  • Discussion at CPAP Talk suggests that the users debate the research and reviews in order to form a well-rounded and grounded opinion.

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  • This is a topic still in hot debate, and a favorite whipping boy for conservative U.S. legislators.

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  • The question, "Are video games harmful?" has been a debate for many years.

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  • Some Senators have called for federal legislation, but that is unlikely to pass in the near future with all of the debate in the courts.

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  • No matter what side of the debate you are on, the effects of video games on children are noticeable.

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  • Mention that to the wrong person, though, and you've got a debate on your hands...

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  • These are used to define which games fit into the genre (though the true meaning of "RPG" is always under debate).

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  • That question can probably cause much debate.

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  • The legality of this is often under debate, however.

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  • At this time, the best answer is that the conclusion is unclear and still up for debate.

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  • The legalities of video game ROMs and emulators is a topic that's always in hot debate.

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  • In the afternoon, the event hosted a debate about alcohol and balance in Pinot Noir.

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  • There's some debate about the ideal storage position for Champagne bottles in a wine cellar.

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  • It will always be a matter of debate as to who makes the best smartphones, since much of the decision boils down to personal preference.

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  • This remains an issue that is constantly in debate, but several users have reported that the AT&T network coverage is not as good as it could be.

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  • As technology has improved to allow the games to show situations and characters that are more realistic, debate has escalated about the potential effects of video games on children's behavior.

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  • In the past, the issue of gender bias in video games was another area of considerable debate.

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  • There is debate over whether or not this means that there are no universal truths, and no cross-cultural standards for human behavior.

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  • This debate fuels the critiques of many moral development theories.

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  • There is also debate on whether the determination is shaped by hormones, particularly testosterone and estrogen, or by genes assigned at conception.

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  • There is still considerable debate as to what a non-reassuring FHR really is, but there are other parameters available to assist in this interpretation.

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  • There has been considerable debate in the early 2000s over the incidence of narcolepsy.

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  • Several theories about intelligence emerged in the twentieth century and with them debate about the nature of intelligence and whether it determined by hereditary factors, the environment, or both.

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  • The use of antidepressants in minors is a matter of debate.

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  • However, mental health professionals continue to debate whether divorce is more damaging for children than the continuation of a troubled marriage.

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