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She will get a fair trial in accordance with the law.
She resolved to never drink again.
The study will test the hypothesis that a good marriage is more important than a higher income when measuring happiness.
For the purpose of discussion, let’s accept that the hypothesis that she is guilty is true. What would we have expected her to do after the incident?
She wouldn’t make a direct statement, but she implied that she supported our position.
Which of the following facts can you infer from the first paragraph?
We all agree that we want what’s "best for the country", but that is an abstract concept and we cannot agree on which specific laws should be passed.
She used subtle reasoning to expose the absurdity of his argument.
A zillion is a large indeterminate number.
correspondingconsistent, similar, or accompanying  — as in:  corresponding time period
Eskimos have many words that correspond to the English word snow. For example, there are different words for "snow on the ground", "fresh snow on the ground", "soft snow on the ground", "a crust of snow on the ground" and so forth.
We have sufficient supplies.
The defense also asserts that the defendant has no previous record.
She reached a false conclusion that was based on fallacious reasoning.
She offered a plausible excuse.
At $50 a share, it is equivalent to about a billion dollars.
Her guess was proven right by subsequent developments.
The state has approximately as many Republicans as Democrats.
She has a gift for breaking a complex task into a simple series of sequential steps.
She is more coherent now than she was just after the accident an hour ago.
Her play is inconsistent. Sometimes she’s unbeatable and other times she beats herself.
We’re considering five primary criteria as we compare job applicants.
We will not allow members to act contrary to our code of ethics.
Is her theory supported by empirical data?
There are infinite possibilities.
Stone tools preceded bronze tools.
I presumed she was an expert since she spoke so confidently.
The book is full of insight on human nature.
She reconciled her checking account statement.
To make things better, to enjoy each other’s company, and to empathize are essence of humanity.
The essential feature of the pen is that it writes so consistently.
It is easier to learn things that seem relevant to your life.
It is an ethical dilemma.
Both sides have demonstrated a lack of constraint in the discussions.
She gave us explicit instructions.
The computer has a filter that blocks explicit photos and pornography.
"Did she explicitly promise?"
"Well, I guess not explicitly, but nobody who was there could have missed the implicit promise."
This risk is implicit in your plan. We can work to minimize the danger, but it cannot be eliminated.
Her team has implicit confidence in her decisions.
She likes plain utilitarian kitchenware.
By any objective analysis, you would have to agree that...
The were perfect partners—one highly intuitive and the other highly analytical.
Her apology was heartfelt—expressing profound sorrow and regret.
I don’t think she comprehends how dangerous this has become.
Her insurance includes comprehensive coverage.
She uses convincing rhetoric, but makes bad decisions.
She acknowledged that she might have forgotten.
Juries can construe evidence to mean something it does not.
We’re in agreement on the main issues. We just have some trivial details to work out.
She trusts only what she can measure or can deduce from measurement.
Her lawyer contends that the contract isn’t valid.
Her logic is fine except that it assumes a false premise.
Where facts failed her, she used sophistry.
She likes to win, but she doesn’t derive pleasure from watching others lose.
a highly derivative prose style
When the United States focused on terrorism, the movement went further underground and became more diffuse.
It is an intentional tautology as when Gertrude Stein said "A rose is a rose is a rose."
She didn’t proved anything. It’s a tautology to propose as a premise that "All men are pigs," and that "Bob is therefore a pig because he’s a man." The "proof" is in the premise—which is to say, there is no proof.
Wind and sea may displace the ship’s center of gravity along three orthogonal axes.
She described his physical attributes.
As in math, the commutative property works for this recipe. The order in which you add the ingredients doesn’t matter.
another one-sided, political diatribe not worth listening to
I abstain from alcohol
The abstract is free, but there is a fee to see the entire article.
The professor’s lectures were so abstruse that students tended to avoid them.
She will not accede to his request.
Her answer was ambiguous.
Her theory is the antithesis of mine.
She often quotes St. Augustine’s aphorism, "Love the sinner and hate the sin."
These clothes aren’t appropriate for work.
The story was apropos.
It was an arbitrary decision.
This country assimilates immigrants very quickly.
She attributed this quotation to Shakespeare.
Few men could remain detached while looking into her beguiling eyes.
Please don’t belabor the obvious.
His gruff demeanor belies a soft heart.
The gradualness of the change does not belittle its importance.
The poor, benighted innocent had never seen such a man.
Dickens, Charles  --  David Copperfield
She spoke with blithe ignorance of the true situation.
The introductory courses are meant to add to breadth rather than depth of understanding.
I’m not sure they appreciated her speech, but I know they liked its brevity.
I am looking for a way to tactfully broach the topic of her bad breath.
She is a bumptious young editor who will change her ways or lose her job.
We found a cache of weapons buried in the woods.
She praises and castigates without hesitation.
Her certitude has given way to doubt.
She describes his dream as a political chimera.
The explanation was circuitous and puzzling.
She isn’t known for circumlocution or subtlety.
I will not let their expectations circumscribe how I live my life.
She’s too circumspect to make that kind of mistake.
It is difficult to decide because both sides offer cogent arguments.
She writes beautiful songs with colloquial lyrics that touch the heart.
The evidence is compelling.
most teenagers are surprisingly conformist within a subgroup
She has a congenial relationship with her colleagues.
She dismissed it as mere conjecture.
They are conniving to get government contracts in return for campaign contributions.
Her thinking is not consonant with the deeply held beliefs of those who elected her.
She stresses the last consonants or her words.
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