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a contestant who loses the contest

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City and the first the the years ago, also-rans emerged and UNITED There are uncomfortable parallels with the fixture five years ago Samuel Luckhurst
BLOWING the wannabes and the also-rans out of the water with her 60-year reign and impressive jewellery collection, the top spot for 2012 has to go to ...
We've seen a lot of celebs, z-listers and also-rans carrying this torch.
Looking at the trail of mess left behind over the years by this pack of political rear-end also-rans, the only people they need to follow them around are those who come armed with shovels and handcarts.
Until they strengthen the team with real class players, they will remain in the land of the also-rans, and disillusioned supporters.
There's a lot for SpongeBob to get down about, but he loves his job, makes us laugh, inspires any number of also-rans, and plays the straight man masterfully.
or catch you later." Rupert Murdoch, once a blogophobe, devoted his April 13 speech to the annual American Society of Newspaper Editors convention to warning his fellow print dinosaurs that people who read and write blogs "want control over their media, instead of being controlled by it," and that unless newspapers "awaken to these changes, which are quite different to those of five or six years ago, we will, as an industry, be relegated to the status of also-rans." And the San Francisco radio station KYCY-AM, owned by Infinity Broadcasting, announced in April that starting May 16 it was moving to a format that would exclusively feature "postcasts"--essentially audio blog posts--from their listeners.
It will also feature brief critiques of each publication and promotion campaign--as well as general comments on both the winners and also-rans by the jury chairmen of each competition:
Without religious voices, the Democrats will be perpetual also-rans, he said.
Kidderminster Harriers will have a clearer idea of whether they can become realistic Third Division play-off contenders or simply also-rans within the next eight days.
They are close enough to the stars to benefit from reflected glory and far away from the also-rans. If they head a department, it's one that succeeds.
Like many equipment companies, Caterpillar has switched to joystick controls for its material handling machines, a design feature that makes sense when the equipment operators of tomorrow have been raised on video games where mastering joystick and toggle controls separates peak performers from also-rans.
In today's competitive business environment, unfilled executive positions can turn companies that were market leaders into also-rans. So, recruiters are pulling out the stops to attract and retain the candidates they want.
By these standards, such stars as Joe Montana and Steve Largent should have been also-rans, whereas countless unknowns should have been top performers.