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an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image

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From Joe Charboneau in 1980 to Bob Hamelin in 1994, with countless others in between, Morris saw his share of one-act plays and aberrational explosions.
First, in America (and the theory seems to be purpose-built for this country) racism is pervasive, inescapable, "ordinary" and "not aberrational," the "common, everyday experience of most people of color in this country." Only "most"?
The United States is currently embarked upon the most aberrational presidency in the history of the republic.
It was rated R-18 by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board due to 'prolonged and realistic depiction of sexual activity and aberrational sexual behavior; scenes involving bondage and dominance, sadism and masochism; nudity (breast, butt and pubic hair exposure) and strong and/or sexual language.'
"You don't do this," a former senior official from the Justice Department (http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/james-comey-broke-with-loretta-lynch-and-justice-department-tradition) told the New Yorker's Jane Meyer , adding that the decision was "aberrational" and "violates decades of practice" due to the fact that "it impugns the integrity and reputation of the candidate, even though there's no finding by a court, or in this instance even an indictment."
* Aberrational Performance Inquiry: uses proprietary risk analytics to identify hedge funds with suspicious returns;
here are those like the Postmodern sophist Slavoj Zizek who argue that Stalin's crimes were his aberrational distortion of an otherwise admirably utopian Marxist-Leninism whose reputation still deserves respect and maybe a Lacanian tweak in light of the genocidal reality of Marxist/Leninist regimes.
However, that event cannot properly be casually dismissed as aberrational. In fact, at least one ICTR matter also resulted in the mid-trial loss of a judge due to allegations of bias.
She found it difficult to explain her actions and said they were "totally aberrational" and believed they were the result of significant workplace stress, accumulated over five years.
Both showed Stewart did not do anything wrong and that there was no ''aberrational driving.''
He dismisses the tendency to portray an aberrational "eruption of hatred and prejudice," making the case instead for a Klan infused with a very mainstream pro-British nationalism, a vehicle for the expression of "a somewhat more extreme version of what most people thought." (5) Imported by livewire organizers from Indiana (a key state for the US movement), the KKK peaked in Saskatchewan, he estimates, at around 25,000 members and some 150 individual lodges in the late 1920s.
Cancellation cover is an important product, Sandau said, because of "the recent experiences of highly aberrational weather in the United States" as well as other factors that could cause an event to be scrubbed.
This section also demonstrates that because the problem of forced marriage occurs in the context of family, inconsistency has emerged in the analysis of both persecution and the related concept of "nexus." Courts regularly ignore well-established legal theories such as mixed- motives for persecution and inappropriately characterize persecutors' motives as aberrational or private acts.