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Sadly, the value of these scientifically substantiated strategies has been largely ignored in Oregon, while money has been wasted on costly and diminishingly effective incarceration.
An application of this approach to CEE countries is straightforward: one is tempted to state that by going east and southeast in CEE, one finds a diminishingly favorable attitude toward capitalist values, along with a rising degree of corruption, owing to differing political attitudes based on culture and essentially on religious affiliations, regardless of these countries' closely related or even common historical background (Pejovich 2006, 239).
The advent of assisted reproduction helps a small minority of women who can afford it, but diminishingly so at age over 35.
Like most archipelagoes, it is related to adjacent landmasses: in this case there are three of them--most importantly, the mainland of English literature, by language and historical circumstance; diminishingly, the British Commonwealth of literature; and increasingly, the continent of Africa which gives it its actual nourishment.
If revenue sags, if expenses increase, if implementation is as poorly managed as development, if funds are diverted--then benefits to the poor become diminishingly small and risks intolerably large.
The United States is still Saudi Arabia's main source of imports, though diminishingly so.
As we know, most of the signal energy of the block DCT is compacted in the DC component and the remaining energy is distributed diminishingly in the AC components in zigzag scan order.
still is some diminishingly small threat to health.