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a high bid that is intended to prevent the opposing players from bidding

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They] should pre-empt the approaching crisis and explore alternative careers that they want, love or enjoy while they're still in their mid to late twenties.
On February 4, asked if she would firstly look again at the issue, and secondly, issue guidance to LHBs to pre-empt the Nice decision, Ms Hart said: "I am happy to say yes to both points you have raised.
Our aim is to have enough officers in the right places at the right times to pre-empt any trouble between rival groups.
She noted favorably that the bill would pre-empt California's warnings about acrylamide, a chemical in French fries and potato chips that state officials say causes cancer but that industry groups believe does not.
Therefore, Assad's attempt to pre-empt Mehlis' report is a logical step.
Spokeswoman Vicky Hartzler of the Coalition to Protect Marriage says Missouri citizens want to see marriage protected from a legal challenge and therefore have made their wishes known to pre-empt activist judges.
24, representatives of the industry indicated their unanimous support for a new federal rule that would pre-empt state regulations, specifically the one in California.
The company has claimed the US Copyright Act of 1976 pre-empts the GPL in the same way that a US state's copyright law cannot pre-empt the federal law.
You as a government have got to protect your citizens and in the protection of your citizens if you have to pre-empt something then you have to pre-empt it,'' he told BBC Radio 4's the World at One.
If Pitt were able to push through the board concept by the end of the year, "he would pre-empt a lot of the legislation" being proposed, says Sandra Kinsey, a former SEC attorney who's now a partner with the law firm of Hogan & Hartson in Washington.
Station policies differ on when to pre-empt programming with continual weather coverage, but its always the news department that makes the call.
Don't let energy bars pre-empt fruits and vegetables, which are already under-consumed.
Several biological strategies are in the works, such as developing bees that groom to rid each other of the mites or infesting hives with a benign strain of varroa mites that could pre-empt the more virulent pests.
Most recently, he was responsible for formulating the Attorney General's lawsuit against the Resolution Trust Corporation regarding the RTC's attempt to pre-empt New York's housing laws.
THE NATIONAL L ABOR RELATIONS ACT (NLRA) can pre-empt a supervisor's wrongful termination claim, the 6th Circuit ruled Jan.