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  • 1 To lay stress upon — Stress Stress, n. [Abbrev. fr. distress; or cf. OF. estrecier to press, pinch, (assumed) LL. strictiare, fr. L. strictus. See {Distress}.] 1. Distress. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Sad hersal of his heavy stress. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Pressure,… …

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  • 2 To put stress upon — Stress Stress, n. [Abbrev. fr. distress; or cf. OF. estrecier to press, pinch, (assumed) LL. strictiare, fr. L. strictus. See {Distress}.] 1. Distress. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Sad hersal of his heavy stress. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Pressure,… …

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  • 3 Stress — Stress, n. [Abbrev. fr. distress; or cf. OF. estrecier to press, pinch, (assumed) LL. strictiare, fr. L. strictus. See {Distress}.] 1. Distress. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Sad hersal of his heavy stress. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Pressure, strain;… …

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  • 4 Stress of voice — Stress Stress, n. [Abbrev. fr. distress; or cf. OF. estrecier to press, pinch, (assumed) LL. strictiare, fr. L. strictus. See {Distress}.] 1. Distress. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Sad hersal of his heavy stress. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Pressure,… …

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  • 5 Stress of weather — Stress Stress, n. [Abbrev. fr. distress; or cf. OF. estrecier to press, pinch, (assumed) LL. strictiare, fr. L. strictus. See {Distress}.] 1. Distress. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Sad hersal of his heavy stress. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Pressure,… …

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  • 6 stress — stressless, adj. stresslessness, n. /stres/, n. 1. importance or significance attached to a thing; emphasis: to lay stress upon good manners. 2. Phonet. emphasis in the form of prominent relative loudness of a syllable or a word as a result of… …

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  • 7 stress — /strɛs / (say stres) verb (t) 1. to lay stress or emphasis on; emphasise. 2. Phonetics to pronounce strongly or with a stress accent. 3. to subject to stress or strain. 4. Mechanics to subject to mechanical stress. –verb (i) 5. to work oneself… …

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  • 8 stress — [[t]strɛs[/t]] n. 1) importance or significance attached to a thing; emphasis: to lay stress upon good manners[/ex] 2) phn emphasis in the form of prominent relative loudness of a speech sound, syllable, or word as a result of special effort in… …

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  • 9 stress — n 1. emphasis, accent, accentuation, italics, underscoring, underlining; significance, consequence, consideration, moment, import, concern, note, mark; importance, primacy, priority, preeminence, distinction, prestige; value, worth, merit,… …

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  • 10 Lay community counsellor — Transitory CommunitiesA community may be defined as a group of people with a sense of common history, language, race, mores, values, attitudes, knowledge structures, and purpose. However traumatic events, such as a natural disaster, spawn new… …

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  • 11 To put to a stress — Stress Stress, n. [Abbrev. fr. distress; or cf. OF. estrecier to press, pinch, (assumed) LL. strictiare, fr. L. strictus. See {Distress}.] 1. Distress. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Sad hersal of his heavy stress. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Pressure,… …

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  • 12 Charity and Charities — • In its widest and highest sense, charity includes love of God as well as love of man Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Charity and Charities     Charity and Charities …

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  • 13 Baptist — /bap tist/, n. 1. a member of a Christian denomination that baptizes believers by immersion and that is usually Calvinistic in doctrine. 2. (l.c.) a person who baptizes. 3. the Baptist. See John the Baptist. adj. 4. Also, Baptistic. of or… …

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  • 14 Raskolniks — • A generic term for dissidents from the Established Church in Russia Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Raskolniks     Raskolniks      …

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  • 15 Jesus in Islam — Isa redirects here. For other uses, see Isa (disambiguation). This article is part of th …

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  • 16 Switzerland — • A confederation in the central part of Western Europe, made up of twenty two cantons, three of which are divided into half cantons Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Switzerland     Switzerland …

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  • 17 Robert Grosseteste — Infobox Bishop name = Robert Grosseteste bishop of = Bishop of Lincoln caption = A 13th century portrait of Grosseteste. see = Diocese of Lincoln Period = 1235 ndash;1253 enthroned = 1235 ended = 1253 predecessor = Hugo Wallis successor = Henry… …

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  • 18 enforce — v 1. implement, put into effect or force, bring to bear, Inf. clamp down, Inf. crack down, get tough, toughen or tighten up; prosecute, follow up, back up, carry through; carry out, execute, perform, discharge; complete, accomplish, put through,… …

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  • 19 emphasize — /em feuh suyz /, v.t., emphasized, emphasizing. to give emphasis to; lay stress upon; stress: to emphasize a point; to emphasize the eyes with mascara. Also, esp. Brit., emphasise. [1820 30; EMPHAS(IS) + IZE] Syn. accent, accentuate, highlight. * …

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  • 20 accent — I. n. 1. Intonation, cadence, tone, modulation of voice. 2. Stress (on a certain syllable), ictus, cadence, tone, beat. II. v. a. Accentuate, lay stress upon, pronounce with accent, put the ictus on …

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