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  • 1 stern — I. a. 1. Forbidding, austere, severe, rigid. 2. Harsh, cruel, severe, bitter, rigorous, strict, hard, unrelenting, inflexible, rigid. 3. Steadfast, immovable, rigidly steadfast, incorruptible, uncompromising. II. n. Hinder part (of a vessel) …

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  • 2 biblical 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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  • 3 BIBLE — THE CANON, TEXT, AND EDITIONS canon general titles the canon the significance of the canon the process of canonization contents and titles of the books the tripartite canon …

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  • 4 Faith — is a belief in the trustworthiness of an idea. Formal usage of the word faith is usually reserved for concepts of religion, as in theology, where it almost universally refers to a trusting belief in a transcendent reality, or else in a Supreme… …

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  • 5 Judaism — /jooh dee iz euhm, day , deuh /, n. 1. the monotheistic religion of the Jews, having its ethical, ceremonial, and legal foundation in the precepts of the Old Testament and in the teachings and commentaries of the rabbis as found chiefly in the… …

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  • 6 Oral tradition — A Kyrgyz manaschi See also: Oral tradition and the historical Jesus Oral tradition and oral lore is cultural material and traditions transmitted orally from one generation to another.[1] …

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  • 7 History of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict — The article discusses the history of the Israeli Palestinian conflict from the end of the nineteenth century to the present day. See also history of Jews and Arabs in the area for the history before the conflict. See also Israeli Palestinian… …

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  • 8 comic strip — a sequence of drawings, either in color or black and white, relating a comic incident, an adventure or mystery story, etc., often serialized, typically having dialogue printed in balloons, and usually printed as a horizontal strip in daily… …

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  • 9 international 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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  • 10 Alembert, Jean Le Rond d' — born , Nov. 17, 1717, Paris, France died Oct. 29, 1783, Paris French mathematician, scientist, philosopher, and writer. In 1743 he published a treatise on dynamics containing d Alembert s principle, relating to Isaac Newton s laws of motion. He… …

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  • 11 South Asian arts — Literary, performing, and visual arts of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Myths of the popular gods, Vishnu and Shiva, in the Puranas (ancient tales) and the Mahabharata and Ramayana epics, supply material for representational and… …

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  • 12 even — Synonyms and related words: Laodicean, a fortiori, above all, absolutely, accommodate, accordant, adjust, after all, again, albeit, algorismic, algorithmic, align, aligned, alike, aliquot, all the more, all the same, already, alternate, although …

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  • 13 stiff — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. rigid, inflexible, firm, non fluid; strong, brisk; difficult, hard; severe, excessive; formal, unreserved; awkward, stilted. See hardness, severity, affectation, inelegance, restraint, pride.Ant.,… …

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  • 14 German Democratic Republic — (GDR)    At the end of World War II in 1945, the Soviet Union was left in control of the eastern half of Germany. By 1949 the Soviets had managed to convert the zone into a fully fledged, independent communist country, one that was to rigidly… …

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  • 15 stiff´ness — stiff «stihf», adjective, adverb, noun, verb. –adj. 1. not easily bent; fixed; rigid: »a stiff brush. He wore a stiff collar. 2. hard to move: »a stiff gear. The old hinges on the barn door are stiff. 3. not able to move easily: »a stiff neck.… …

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  • 16 stiff´ly — stiff «stihf», adjective, adverb, noun, verb. –adj. 1. not easily bent; fixed; rigid: »a stiff brush. He wore a stiff collar. 2. hard to move: »a stiff gear. The old hinges on the barn door are stiff. 3. not able to move easily: »a stiff neck.… …

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  • 17 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA — UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, country in N. America. This article is arranged according to the following outline: introduction Colonial Era, 1654–1776 Early National Period, 1776–1820 German Jewish Period, 1820–1880 East European Jewish Period,… …

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