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in creation?

Used as an intensifier after a question word (who, what, where, when, why, and how) to express extreme confusion, surprise, or aggravation. And just how in creation am I supposed to have three reports done by 9 AM tomorrow? Where in creation did you find that rusty old car? Who in creation is making all that noise?

all over creation

Everywhere; over a great distance or area; all over the place. Primarily heard in US. I've been looking all over creation trying to find you! Janet: "You guys are two hours late! Where were you?" George: "Lenny here thought he'd take a shortcut, and we ended up driving all over creation!"
See also: all, creation, over

on earth

An intensifier used to emphasize surprise, shock, anger, disgust, etc. How on earth am I supposed to read this entire book in one week? What on earth were you thinking, driving across the state in the middle of the night?
See also: earth, on

all over creation

 and all over hell and half of Georgia; all over hell and gone; to hell and gone
Rur. everywhere. Little Billy had his toys spread out all over creation. It took forever to clean up after him. They're looking all over creation, trying to find the missing man. Tom has traveled all over hell and half of Georgia trying to find the man who done him wrong.
See also: all, creation, over

the hind end of creation

Rur. a very remote place. I wish I lived in the city. I'm tired of living here in the hind end of creation. Joe moved out to a little shack at the hind end of creation.
See also: creation, end, hind, of

on earth

 and in creation; in the world
Fig. really; indeed; in fact. (Used as an intensifier after who, what, when, where, how.) What on earth do you mean?' How in creation do you expect me to do that? Who in the world do you think you are?
See also: earth, on

in creation

see under on earth.
See also: creation

on earth

1. Also, in creation; in the world. Ever, anywhere, of all possible things. These phrases are all used for emphasis in questions or, less often, in a negative context. For example, What on earth is he doing with a spade? or Where in creation did that child go? or How in the world do you expect me to carry all those bags? [Late 1700s]
2. like nothing on earth. Incomparable. For example, That perfume smells like nothing on earth, or Her new hair color is like nothing on earth. [c. 1900]
See also: earth, on

on earth

Among all the possibilities: Why on earth did you put on that outfit?
See also: earth, on
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The cry at Granvollen was that creation is broken and for the sake of all creation, theology must begin with creation.
The second part intertwines the history of the creation care movement, narratives of the movement in action, and guidance in starting and running a creation care group.
The specialised standard fund of creation ideas is a methodological tool that can be defined as a sufficiently large collection of ideas specific to a certain creation system or subsystem, ideas that are identified, selected and systematized, so that they are satisfactory in the universality of situations found in creation, current conception-design of the technical systems, and industrial environments (Gherghel, 2004a; Gherghel & Seghedin, 2006a).
He argues that creation out of nothing suffers from five insurmountable problems.
Other ancient cultures had creation myths about primeval battles between chaos and order, with flood stories prominently featured.
Flather Pascual: Evolution and creation may be compatible in themselves; one can speak--without falling into a contradiction in terms--of an "evolutionary creation," while evolutionism and creationism are necessarily incompatible.
As creator, the truth that is God permeates creation and can be discovered by man, whose capacity for reason was based on and is in some very restricted sense a model of God's own.
But agriculture is at the threshold of a new frontier defined by value creation waves that reach out to novel markets and span the global economy.
It is in Gen 2:18 that for the first time in the creation narrative, something has been pronounced "not good" and this assessment of lo toy comes in reference to the adam.
The demand creation proposition through demand visibility is that CFOs and managers now have the ability to more quickly move through the cycle of reacting to changes in demand for the company's products and services.
Notice that they have no interest in replacing evolution with native American creation myths or including the Code of Hammarabi alongside the posting of the Ten Commandments in public schools.
Through man's materialistic approach, nature is not seen as the creation of God, but rather as the container of resources necessary for our survival.
In the "conversation between two different but interacting worlds" (24)--Christian faith and Greek philosophy--that makes up the history of creation theology, Irenaeus emerges as a "model theologian" (2) who, in his struggle against Gnosticism, most nearly captures the Christian notion of a good creation, created out of nothing, through the mediation of God's "two hands, the Son and the Spirit" (54).
In this older theory, the creation field spread out uniformly, continuously filling the entire universe with new particles and radiation as it increased in volume.
The only significant difference is that creationists now insist more evhemently than ever that they are creation scientists.
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