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stand corrected

to admit that one has been wrong. I realize that I accused him wrongly. I stand corrected. We appreciate now that our conclusions were wrong. We stand corrected.
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I stand corrected

(spoken)
I admit that I was wrong I stand corrected - the company was established in 1927, not 1926, as I had mistakenly thought.
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politically correct

avoiding language or statements that could be offensive to women, people of other races, or people who are disabled (= who cannot use part of their body) I noticed that he never referred to her as his 'girlfriend', preferring the politically correct term 'partner'.
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politically correct

Also, PC or p.c. Showing an effort to make broad social and political changes to redress injustices caused by prejudice. It often involves changing or avoiding language that might offend anyone, especially with respect to gender, race, or ethnic background. For example, Editors of major papers have sent out numerous directives concerning politically correct language . This expression was born in the late 1900s, and excesses in trying to conform to its philosophy gave rise to humorous parodies.
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stand corrected

Agree that one was wrong, as in I stand corrected-we did go to Finland in 1985. This idiom was first recorded in John Dryden's The Maiden Queen (1668): "I stand corrected, and myself reprove."
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We also hope the IRS will take note of the DOL's efforts in this regard, and adopt procedures that deem any prohibited transaction corrected in accordance with VFC to be corrected for IRS purposes.
The data reveal that the instructor corrected very little overall and assumed the role of conversational facilitator.
A demographic failure generally can be corrected by adding new benefits, increasing the existing ones or expanding the coverage.
The research also found that animals that have a hibernation cycle will change their ventilation as their metabolism changes so that as their body temperature drops the temperature corrected pH and PCO2 will remain close to normal (e.
Results from these experiments, which include raw and corrected omega scans from SRM 676 specimens, are shown in Fig.
Both the platelet count increment and the corrected count increment measured 24 hours after transfusion, while statistically lower than those following the transfusion of untreated platelets, were within the typical therapeutic range reported in medical literature for untreated platelets.
02 states that "a Qualification Failure is not corrected unless full correction is made for all participants and beneficiaries, and for all taxable years (whether or not the taxable year is closed).
The adjusted mirror, which corrected for the distortions produced by imperfections in the eye, gave clear, detailed pictures.
Once this was done, the plan was considered qualified with respect to the specific defects corrected.
To understand how an error is caused and corrected in a servohydraulic test machine, a basic understanding of the function of an elastomer test machine is essential.
They indicate that the process is not under control and their cause (or causes) must be identified and corrected.
The estimated corrected temperature would have been within 10 mK for fields up to 5 T and 35 mK higher at 8 T.
Insignificant and isolated" problems could be corrected under the administrative policy regarding sanctions (APRS).
A disease produced by a mutant gene will not necessarily be corrected by adding a copy of a normal gene into a patient's cells; investigators cannot yet ensure that the inserted gene will turn on and off when it should.