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An original pin-up girl, Dita has her own take on Va Va Voom, which is strangely akin to the dictionary definition.
This kind of comment shows Jacob Rees-Mogg really is the dictionary definition of an out-of-touch Tory.
A language or substantive canon, or a Supreme Court or common law precedent, or a dictionary definition, may be an exclusive or primary cause, a supporting but ancillary cause, a confirmatory or reinforcing source, or mere window dressing--or it may be used to deflect, dismiss, or rebut reliance by the losing side (represented by the nonprevailing party, a lower court, or the dissent).
The Oxford English Dictionary definition agrees with this view: "Marriage is the formal union of a man and a woman, typically as recognised by law, by which they become husband and wife.
The dictionary definition of "hero" is as follows: a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities, or, a person who, in the opinion of others, has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic act and is regarded as a model or ideal.
Fifteen-year-old Harriet Manners is a geek by definition, the Old English Dictionary definition to be exact, and she does not mind being a geek at all.
THE dictionary definition of hypocrisy is "the practice of claiming to have higher standards or more noble beliefs than is the case".
Summary: Iranian leaders are making urgent calls against foreign intervention in Iraq, providing the world with the most recent dictionary definition of double standard.
The strange thing about [the decision] was in discarding the test, the Court gave a dictionary definition of what 'exceptional' is," explains Ken Parker, partner at Haynes and Boone and co-leader of the Patent Litigation Practice Group
She also posted a dictionary definition of a "free spirit".
But when he wasn't cutting coal out miles underground, he was "manoeuvring his versatile features to EVOKE laughter" - that's the dictionary definition of gurning.
Words are grouped by structural elements and first presented with their pronunciations, followed by the identification and definition of the structural elements, the uses in sentences with context cues, and the dictionary definition and other information, along with practice exercises.
According to the report, the character introduced in the comics goes by the Oxford English Dictionary definition which describes the 'superman' as 'an almost invincible superhero having the power to fly and typically depicted wearing a tight blue suit with a red cape'.
Hannah Squirell of Bennetts said: "We are pleased the Oxford Dictionary definition has finally been updated.