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alpha and omega

The beginning and the end; the entirety of something. (Alpha and omega are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet.) In order to do well on the exam, you need to know the alpha and omega of the textbook.
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alpha and omega

both the beginning and the end; the essentials, from the beginning to the end; everything, from the beginning to the end. He was forced to learn the alpha and omega of corporate law in order to even talk to the lawyers. He loved her deeply. She was his alpha and omega.
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alpha and omega

The beginning and the end, the first and the last, as in She had to master the alpha and omega of the new computer program before she could even begin . This idiom and its meaning, based on the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, appears in the New Testament (Revelation 1:8): "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord," where it is repeated three more times.
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Alpha Charlie

n. a bawling out; a severe scolding. (Based on AC = ass-chewing. NATO Phonetic Alphabet.) The cop stopped me and gave me a real Alpha Charlie for speeding.
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In their analysis of spectra from 49 different gas clouds, the researchers find consistent evidence that alpha was smaller in the early universe.
Alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency and the PiMS phenotype: case report and literature review.
The researchers discovered that 18 percent of the bone marrow cells that received the highest dose of alpha radiation survived and went on to divide, even though the team's calculations indicated that most of those cells had been penetrated by an alpha particle.
Alpha Therapeutic Corporation is the world's largest plasma collection organization.
Kahn says he is not sure whether type A behavior stimulates alpha receptors, whether alpha-receptor stimulation causes type A behavior, or whether something else causes both reactions.
While conference call recordings have been available on the websites of many companies, until recently transcripts have been a mainstay of privileged investment information," said David Jackson, founder of Seeking Alpha.
He is involved in an ongoing multicenter, Phase III trial in Italy evaluating triple therapy with Thymosin alpha 1, AZT and alpha interferon in people with HIV infection.
Simmon, Alpha 1's president and chief executive officer, "We believe that the claims made by SciClone are completely lacking in merit and they are being vigorously contested.
Alpha 1 now has the necessary capacity to meet existing orders from both Sclavo and SciClone," said Dr.
For many years, Alpha Networks' design and manufacturing engineers have focused exclusively on developing high-quality, cost-effective networking products that fully reflect the needs of the customer at the present and in the future.
BETHESDA, MD, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpha 1 Biomedicals, Inc.
president and CEO of Alpha 1, stated: "The approval to market Thymosin alpha 1 in Italy is a major milestone which we had anticipated for this year.
IFN-alpha-XL utilizes Flamel's proprietary Medusa(R) nanoparticle technology to provide a long-acting formulation of interferon alpha that may have enhanced efficacy and reduced toxicity compared with unmodified or PEG-modified interferon formulations.
president and CEO of Alpha 1 stated "We are extremely pleased that the price has finally been announced and is very favorable.