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  • 21biblical literature — Introduction       four bodies of written works: the Old Testament writings according to the Hebrew canon; intertestamental works, including the Old Testament Apocrypha; the New Testament writings; and the New Testament Apocrypha.       The Old… …

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  • 22burden — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. hindrance; load, weight, encumbrance; charge; refrain. See gravity, repetition. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Something carried] Syn. load, weight, freight, pack; see freight 1 , load 1 , package 1 . 2.… …

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  • 23RIGHTS, HUMAN — The following article deals with the subject of human rights, their essence and the contents of various fundamental rights as reflected in the sources of Jewish Law. The interpretation of Israel s Basic Laws concerning human rights in accordance… …

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  • 24Europe, history of — Introduction       history of European peoples and cultures from prehistoric times to the present. Europe is a more ambiguous term than most geographic expressions. Its etymology is doubtful, as is the physical extent of the area it designates.… …

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  • 25ethics — /eth iks/, n.pl. 1. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) a system of moral principles: the ethics of a culture. 2. the rules of conduct recognized in respect to a particular class of human actions or a particular group, culture, etc.: medical ethics;… …

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  • 26load — loadless, adj. /lohd/, n. 1. anything put in or on something for conveyance or transportation; freight; cargo: The truck carried a load of watermelons. 2. the quantity that can be or usually is carried at one time, as in a cart. 3. this quantity… …

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  • 27international relations — a branch of political science dealing with the relations between nations. [1970 75] * * * Study of the relations of states with each other and with international organizations and certain subnational entities (e.g., bureaucracies and political… …

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  • 28burden — n *load, cargo, freight, lading burden vb Burden, encumber, cumber, weigh, weight, load, lade, tax, charge, saddle are comparable when they mean to lay a heavy load upon or to lie like a heavy load upon a person or thing. Burden implies the… …

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  • 29weigh — weigh1 [wā] vt. [ME weien, to weigh, bear < OE wegan, to carry, bear, akin to Ger weigan, wägen < IE base * weĝh , to go, draw > OE wæg, a wave, L vehere, to carry, bring] 1. to determine the weight of by means of a scale or balance 2.… …

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  • 30load — n. & v. n. 1 a what is carried or is to be carried; a burden. b an amount usu. or actually carried (often in comb.: a busload of tourists; a lorry load of bricks). 2 a unit of measure or weight of certain substances. 3 a burden or commitment of… …

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  • 31Liberal democracy — Part of the Politics series Democracy History · Vari …

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  • 32The Golden Rule — Not to be confused with the Golden Law or the Golden ratio.   This term refers to the maxim do as you would be done by . For other uses, see Golden Rule (disambiguation). The maxim of the golden rule is exemplified in many Christian stories …

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  • 33load — [lōd] n. [ME lode < OE lad, a course, way, journey < Gmc * laidō, way < IE base * leit(h) , to go, leave > LEAD1, ON litha, Goth galeithan, to go: sense infl. by ME laden, LADE] 1. something carried or to be carried at one time or in… …

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  • 34press — press1 pressable, adj. /pres/, v.t. 1. to act upon with steadily applied weight or force. 2. to move by weight or force in a certain direction or into a certain position: The crowd pressed him into a corner. 3. to compress or squeeze, as to alter …

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  • 35burden — Synonyms and related words: Spenserian stanza, accommodation, add, adjoin, affix, afflict, affliction, agglutinate, agitate, albatross, allegiance, amount, anacrusis, annex, antistrophe, append, arraignability, arraignableness, assigned task,… …

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  • 36load — [[t]loʊd[/t]] n. 1) anything put in or on something for conveyance or transportation; freight; cargo: a truck with a load of watermelons[/ex] 2) the quantity that can be or usu. is carried at one time, as in a cart 3) this quantity taken as a… …

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  • 37press — I [[t]prɛs[/t]] v. t. 1) to act upon with steadily applied weight or force 2) to move by weight or force in a certain direction or into a certain position 3) to compress or squeeze, as to alter in shape or size 4) to subject to pressure 5) to… …

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  • 38loaded — adj. burdened; filled full; packed with freight; filled with ammunition; drunk (Informal); very rich (Informal); altered in a way which affects the result of a throw (of dice) ləʊd n. something carried, burden; unit of measure or weight;… …

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  • 39depress — depress, weigh, oppress mean to put such pressure or such a load upon a thing or person as to cause it or him to sink under the weight. Depress implies a lowering of something by the exertion of pressure or by an overburdening; it most commonly… …

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  • 40load — /loʊd / (say lohd) noun 1. that which is laid on or placed in anything for conveyance. 2. a. the quantity that can be or usually is carried, as in a cart: to take several loads to the tip. b. (often in compounds such as carload, truckload) this… …

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