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join the majority

euphemism To die. A: "I heard there was a death in your family." B: "Oh yeah, some distant relative joined the majority."
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UNITED NATIONS -- Pakistan, which Thursday joined the majority of world community to deliver a sharp rebuke to US Jerusalem policy, told the UN General Assembly that Islamabad 's support to the Palestinian cause remains unwavering despite the threats it received in recent days.
When we joined the majority in the Senate in July 2016, we had hoped of working in unity with the administration, but several events that unfolded in the past months such as the Marcos burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, the rise in the victims of extra-judicial killings, the trumped-up charges, and detention of Senator Leila de Lima have made it untenable and unacceptable for us to continue our ties with the majority coalition.
Four justices dissented from the Supreme Court's majority decision in the Lagman vs Medialdea martial law case, while all 10 of the justices who joined the majority wrote separate opinions.
Justice William Rehnquist wrote the opinion finding no violation of the Establishment Clause; Scalia joined the majority.
Konstantopoulos joined the majority of his Boro teammates at the club's training base on Monday morning - with only Cristhian Stuani, Viktor Fischer and Dael Fry absent.
Interestingly, Chief Justice John Roberts, whose opinion on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, in a prior term, was key to upholding its validity, joined the majority.
Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan joined the majority opinion.
The game started 15 minutes late due to a traffic jam and the home side joined the majority of the fans in struggling to get out of first gear.
At the Coreper meeting, on 2 October, Germany and Belgium joined the majority and the possibility of a blocking minority forming consequently vanished.
The Bar Association held an annual convention at the Greenbrier Hotel, where a dutiful minority of members spent a minority of hours in meetings, before they joined the majority who were already playing golf and consuming alcoholic beverages.
While all 12 Texas Democratic House members favored the bill, which won by a comfortable margin of 286 to 138, only two Texas House Republicans joined the majority.
Four Republicans -- including, surprisingly, Tea Party-backed Senator Rand Paul -- joined the majority Democrats in approving Hagel, after 18 Republicans voted earlier to overcome the blocking tactics and allow a full vote.
the 6th Circuit joined the majority of other circuits in finding that an employee does not have to prove that she was fired CC solely" because of her disability in order for the termination to qualify as discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Ben Broadbent, who replaced arch-hawk Andrew Sentence, joined the majority camp in favour of the status quo.
Chief Justice John Roberts joined the majority, but on narrower grounds, saying that Graham's sentence was disproportionate but that juveniles' life sentences should be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.