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cold and forbidding

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devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment

severely simple

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complete or extreme

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providing no shelter or sustenance

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THE dangers faced by racecourse bookmakers were highlighted in the starkest terms yesterday when leading on-course layer Barry Johnson and his wife Sandra were the victims of a violent robbery when leaving home en route to Cheltenham.
While much of its argument, which at its starkest boils down to the idea that "all scientific experiences" presuppose hypotheses, and that scientific experience may be characterised as a method of formulating and testing theories, was superseded by Logik der Forschung, Popper notes that many of the ideas he rediscovered and published years later were already anticipated in these pages.
Asia's biggest refiner, Sinopec Corp, will cut refining runs and slash crude oil imports by up to 10 per cent to draw down its hefty stocks, one of the starkest signs yet of weakening oil demand in the world's No 2 consumer.
In doing so they helped all of us to appreciate in the starkest terms just how precious the opportunity was that had just been given to us to make a new beginning, and how vital it was that we all worked together to turn that opportunity into reality," said Mrs McAleese.
Unveiling a comprehensive health care cost-containment bill in Worcester yesterday, Senate President Therese Murray stated the need for action in the starkest terms: "There's going to be a climate of change, and there's got to be a climate of change, or the system is going to implode.
That was the starkest discrepancy between editors' and reporters' and readers' judgments on the year's biggest local stories - at least as determined by two unscientific polls conducted by the newspaper.
The issue that finally pulled Barr into the Libertarian Party--civil liberties during the war on terror--happens to be one of the starkest, most controversial fissures in American politics.
But Anna Pearson, senior policy officer for Help the Aged, said the survey showed "in the starkest terms" that the council tax burden on older people was continuing to grow.
Each character in turn narrates his or her take on the Trade; the story is often grotesquely violent, including rape scenes, and Wray never shies away from candidly portraying the starkest racism.
Here, an ethical question regarding images was posed in the starkest possible terms: Unbearable photographs representing the shattered bodies of war casualties mixed with the complex patterns of abstract art.
Perhaps the starkest example of the impact of globalization on children in Latin America is the growing number of so-called street children.
The global gag rule therefore forces a cruel choice: In starkest terms, foreign NGOs (nongovernmental organizations) can either choose to accept USAID funds for provision of essential health services--but with restrictions which may jeopardize the health of many patients--or the NGOs can choose to reject the policy and lose vital U.
This week the government was given its starkest warning yet of the consequences of permitting the continued farming of UK waters to go unchecked.
David Rothman of the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons couches the objection in its starkest terms: "To enter the courtroom is to do many things, but it is not to do history.
In service of his thesis, Grisham juxtaposes the starkest extremes of race, class, and morality.