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Temporarily; for the time being; for a single particular occasion. That will have to do for the nonce, but be sure to get a clearer answer by the end of the day. He fell over, being for the nonce incapable of maintaining an upright posture. The two parties passed a unilateral emergency bill, crafted for the nonce to manage the looming financial crisis.
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Three sets of nonce words were compiled, each comprising 13 items: 6 masculines, 4 feminines and 3 neuters.
This highly-anticipated industry report will be followed by interviews conducted by Marcel Fenez with the bosses of TF1 and BBC Worldwide, Nonce Paolini and John Smith respectively.
In the present study, four cognitive factors potentially influencing Spanish stress perception are examined experimentally through a nonce word perception task that probes the structure of the lexicon, and the results are considered in terms of their implications for a psychological model of speech perception.
In Australia, whose MPs are a lot less squeamish thanours, Speaker Sam Raybur nonce declared: ``If they'refrom the Bible , they'renot unparliamentary.
I hadn't even heard the word nonce in my life and there were lots of things - I was being branded Myra Hindley MkII and things like that.
She would appear to be some sort of benign and indolent witch, perhaps dreamed up by Charles Addams and Walt Disney in a nonce collaboration with some additional input from Elzie Segar, creator of the immoral Olive Oyl.
While the menacing Christian hordes have struck terror into the hearts of Sidney Blumenthal and Anthony Lewis, Frum's chapter, "The Pseudo-Menace of the Religious Right," makes a good case for his conviction that we are safe, for the nonce, from Pat Robertson and his holy rollers.
FIVE (19) = y box (a Web3 electricity phrase) and SEVEN (10) = co-fox, a possible nonce word.
He told police: "I'm not sorry for what I did to the nonce, but I'm sorry for what I did to the pensioner.
Le marche relatif a la realisation des etudes preliminaires d'avant-projet sommaire et d'avant-projet detaille de l'extension du metro d'Alger Chevalley-Dely Ibrahim-Cheraga-Ouled Fayet-El Achour-Draria a ete attribue, provisoirement, a un bureau d'etudes portugais, a an nonce, hier, l'Entreprise du metro d'Alger (EMA).
The nonce-based protocol is more secure because the nonce is randomly generated.
Robert Spragg, prosecuting at Newcastle Crown Court, said: "When he went round Armstrong pinned him to the wall and punched him twice in the face and repeatedly called him a nonce.
He has been put in another part of the jail in Retford, Notts, after staff got notes saying: "Move that nonce off the wing or we'll kill him.
for the nonce and until I am rested something not human.
But for the nonce, let's have some fun, relax, and celebrate the noise, the penchant for self-destruction, and that fickle mistress called rock'n'roll.