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one that is representative of a group or class

a legal proceeding to demand justice or enforce a right

a course of reasoning

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a special set of circumstances

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a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy

the actual state of things

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a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures

a problem requiring investigation

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a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument

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the quantity contained in a case

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nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence

a specific state of mind that is temporary

a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)

an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part

the housing or outer covering of something

the enclosing frame around a door or window opening

(printing) the receptacle in which a compositor has his type, which is divided into compartments for the different letters, spaces, or numbers

bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow

a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home

look over, usually with the intention to rob

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enclose in, or as if in, a case

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It was very essential for Stapleton to get some article of Sir Henry's attire so that, in case he was driven to use the dog, he might always have the means of setting him upon his track.
From that moment he understood that I had taken over the case in London, and that therefore there was no chance for him there.
My hardships were not so great as you imagined, though such trifling details must never interfere with the investigation of a case.
They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place.
To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, Dockyards, and other needful Buildings;--And
The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.
In this case we can clearly see that if we wished in imagination to give the plant the power of increasing in number, we should have to give it some advantage over its competitors, or over the animals which preyed on it.
Again, it may be asked, how is it that varieties, which I have called incipient species, become ultimately converted into good and distinct species, which in most cases obviously differ from each other far more than do the varieties of the same species?
But we have better evidence on this subject than mere theoretical calculations, namely, the numerous recorded cases of the astonishingly rapid increase of various animals in a state of nature, when circumstances have been favourable to them during two or three following seasons.
In the following cases: physical defect in the married parties, desertion without communication for five years," he said, crooking a short finger covered with hair, "adultery" (this word he pronounced with obvious satisfaction), "subdivided as follows" (he continued to crook his fat fingers, though the three cases and their subdivisions could obviously not be classified together): "physical defect of the husband or of the wife, adultery of the husband or of the wife.
Kindly consider," he began, "cases of that kind are, as you are aware, under ecclesiastical jurisdiction; the reverend fathers are fond of going into the minutest details in cases of that kind," he said with a smile, which betrayed his sympathy with the reverend fathers' taste.
Thus in the case of a perception or photograph of a star, the active place is the place where the star is, while the passive place is the place where the percipient or photographic plate is.
In the case of the photographic plate, the first group is the plate as dealt with by physics, the second the aspect of the heavens which it photographs.
Yet this is not peculiar to substance, for it is also the case that differentiae cannot be present in subjects.
In the case of primary substance this is indisputably true, for the thing is a unit.