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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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The difficulty of making a corrector with a movable prism means that dispersion correctors made for the amateur market have normally been of the dual-prism type.
Because the HSC was to be installed within the existing structure of the telescope, the corrector lens unit had to satisfy a number of strict restrictions in terms of mass and dimensions.
Artistry Ideal Radiance(TM) Spot Corrector is available in the United States in June 2014 and the full Artistry Ideal Radiance(TM) collection launches in September 2014.
Typical prices for such correctors are not especially cheap coming in at around the 250 [pounds sterling] mark for the adjustable ASH corrector.
Paul added: "The creaminess of the new corrector and creamy concealer makes application effortless.
The companies say the integrated system will enable utilities to gather Mercury's gas recorder and corrector serial data through Itron's advanced data collection suite, ChoiceConnect[TM], specifically utilizing its gas AMI network technology.
A minister takes care of the people; an evangelist is a corrector,'' Phillip said, patiently explaining the difference between his and his brother's approaches to religion.
Sort it: A swipe of Boots 17 Banana Split colour corrector, pounds 4.
Use a small, pointed brush to dab on a tiny amount of the color corrector directly on the spot (use a wider, flatter brush to cover any area bigger than a dime).
Hubble's mirror makers used laser light and the precision measuring tool -- called a metering rod -- to determine how far apart to space two components of the grinding guide, a device known as the reflective null corrector (SN: 7/21/90, p.
The University of California have revealed the active ingredient in Lancome Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector stimulates production of hyaluronan, the substance in babies' skin.
Called Esprit, the New Device is being Hailed as the Most Advanced Class II Corrector on the Market Today
According to beauty guru Bobbi Brown it's important to differentiate between corrector and concealer.
Contributing to the increased sales were the successful recent launches of Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector (pictured at right), Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle & UV Damage Corrector, All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Night Massage and Youth Surge Night Age Decelerating Night Moisturizer from Clinique.