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constructing or tending to construct or improve or promote development

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emphasizing what is laudable or hopeful or to the good

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Washington has won the gratitude of all thoughtful Southern white men, is to say that he has worked with the highest practical wisdom at a large constructive task; for no plan for the up-building of the freedman could succeed that ran counter to Southern opinion.
Now, whatever his motive is, it's necessary to his motive'--Mr Fledgeby's constructive powers were not equal to the avoidance of some tautology here--'that it should be kept from me, what he has done with her.
If we begin tonight a substantive dialogue on ways to improve the noise environment and address the legitimate concerns of Burbank residents and businesses, the Airport Summit will have made a very constructive contribution.
Thus it did not decide the constructive dividend issue.
The SAIC team's contract falls under Lot III, the constructive simulation domain of the STOC program.
The court also found that the inmate failed to state a claim regarding his alleged constructive discharge from his library job.
Nukem did so, but then moved for a satisfaction of judgment without accounting for the monies earned in the constructive trust.
tenant's right to assert a constructive eviction due to matters not directly caused by the landlord.
But this policy has been anything but constructive.
Constructive criticism not only provides ammunition to help you improve your interviewing skills, but also sends the message that you're still interested in working for the company.
For this purpose, he urged a "correct and constructive dialogue between leaders of both countries and maintaining the positive aspects of our relations whenever possible.
Substantial case law, however, supports the position that a constructive dividend to the common parent is appropriate only if there is a "direct benefit" to the parent, and that there is no such benefit fiere.
Courts that adopt this view hold that if the arrestee did not voluntarily put himself in a "public place," then a constructive entry occurred.
Until the Service or the courts offer more guidance, taxpayers and their advisers should carefully avoid the pitfalls of the constructive receipt, economic benefit and cash equivalency doctrines in the structured settlement context.
Constructive harmony is a proven process that shows managers and employees new ways to see their environment, engage teams in shared decision making, and deliver effective approaches to resolve the stress factors and conflicts that typically bog down work flow.
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