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  • 1 pass — I. v. n. 1. Go, move, proceed, go on, make a transit. 2. Elapse, lapse, be spent, pass away. 3. Vanish, disappear, cease, fade, die, be lost. 4. Occur, happen, take place. 5. Circulate, be current, gain currency, be received. 6. Be enacted, be… …

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  • 2 Germany — /jerr meuh nee/, n. a republic in central Europe: after World War II divided into four zones, British, French, U.S., and Soviet, and in 1949 into East Germany and West Germany; East and West Germany were reunited in 1990. 84,068,216; 137,852 sq.… …

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  • 3 United Kingdom — a kingdom in NW Europe, consisting of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: formerly comprising Great Britain and Ireland 1801 1922. 58,610,182; 94,242 sq. mi. (244,100 sq. km). Cap.: London. Abbr.: U.K. Official name, United Kingdom of Great… …

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  • 4 japan — japanner, n. /jeuh pan /, n., adj., v., japanned, japanning. n. 1. any of various hard, durable, black varnishes, originally from Japan, for coating wood, metal, or other surfaces. 2. work varnished and figured in the Japanese manner. 3. Japans,… …

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  • 5 Japan — /jeuh pan /, n. 1. a constitutional monarchy on a chain of islands off the E coast of Asia: main islands, Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, and Shikoku. 125,716,637; 141,529 sq. mi. (366,560 sq. km). Cap.: Tokyo. Japanese, Nihon, Nippon. 2. Sea of, the… …

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  • 6 ZIONISM — This article is arranged according to the following outline: the word and its meaning forerunners ḤIBBAT ZION ROOTS OF ḤIBBAT ZION background to the emergence of the movement the beginnings of the movement PINSKER S AUTOEMANCIPATION settlement… …

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  • 7 Israel — /iz ree euhl, ray /, n. 1. a republic in SW Asia, on the Mediterranean: formed as a Jewish state May 1948. 5,534,672; 7984 sq. mi. (20,679 sq. km). Cap.: Jerusalem. 2. the people traditionally descended from Jacob; the Hebrew or Jewish people. 3 …

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  • 8 South Africa — Republic of, a country in S Africa; member of the Commonwealth of Nations until 1961. 42,327,458; 472,000 sq. mi. (1,222,480 sq. km). Capitals: Pretoria and Cape Town. Formerly, Union of South Africa. * * * South Africa Introduction South Africa… …

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  • 9 French presidential election, 2007 — Infobox Election election name = French presidential election, 2007 country = France type = presidential ongoing = no previous election = French presidential election, 2002 previous year = 2002 next election = French presidential election, 2012… …

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  • 10 Croatian presidential election, 2009–2010 — 2005 ← 27 December 2009 and 10 January 2010 → Next …

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  • 11 May Revolution — The open cabild …

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  • 12 PASS — vi 1 a: to issue a decision, verdict, or opinion the Supreme Court pass ed on a statute b: to be legally issued judgment pass ed by default 2: to go from the control, ownership, or possession of one person or group to that of …

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  • 13 cabinet — /kab euh nit/, n. 1. a piece of furniture with shelves, drawers, etc., for holding or displaying items: a curio cabinet; a file cabinet. 2. a wall cupboard used for storage, as of kitchen utensils or toilet articles: a kitchen cabinet; a medicine …

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  • 14 William Henry Harrison: Inaugural Address — ▪ Primary Source       Thursday, March 4, 1841       Called from a retirement which I had supposed was to continue for the residue of my life to fill the chief executive office of this great and free nation, I appear before you, fellow citizens,… …

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  • 15 Election of the Popes —     Election of the Popes     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Election of the Popes     For current procedures regarding the election of the pope, see Pope John Paul II s 1996 Apostolic Constitution UNIVERSI DOMINICI GREGIS. See also PAPAL ELECTIONS… …

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  • 16 World Boxing Association — Abbreviation WBA Motto Simply the pioneers Formation 1962 Purpose/focus Boxi …

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  • 17 Holy Synod — • The name of the council by which the Church of Russia and, following its example, many other Orthodox Churches are governed Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Holy Synod     Holy Synod …

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  • 18 United States — a republic in the N Western Hemisphere comprising 48 conterminous states, the District of Columbia, and Alaska in North America, and Hawaii in the N Pacific. 267,954,767; conterminous United States, 3,022,387 sq. mi. (7,827,982 sq. km); with… …

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  • 19 Europe, 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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  • 20 Russia — /rush euh/, n. 1. Also called Russian Empire. Russian, Rossiya. a former empire in E Europe and N and W Asia: overthrown by the Russian Revolution 1917. Cap.: St. Petersburg (1703 1917). 2. See Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. 3. See Russian… …

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