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Man proposes, God disposes.

Prov. People may make plans, but they cannot control the outcome of their plans. Jill: Are you really going to be able to finish writing your novel by the end of the year? Bob: Man proposes, God disposes.
See also: dispose, god, man

propose a toast

to make a toast before a celebratory drink. I'd like to propose a toast in honor of your birthday. At the wedding reception, the bride's father proposed a toast to the new couple.
See also: propose, toast

propose something to someone

to suggest something to someone. I have an idea I would like to propose to you. Sam wanted to propose a new plan to Sarah.
See also: propose

propose to someone

to suggest marriage to someone, usually a male to a female. Guess who proposed to me last night? Do you think that Sam will propose to Mary?
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Applicants should propose projects that address clinical issues or needs in a specific cancer or a closely related set of cancers or in a group of patients whose cancers have related molecular alterations.
Applicants must propose projects that build on previously identified molecular profiles.
Applicants may propose to obtain tissues from a previous collection or prospectively, as long as the specific alms proposed can be accomplished within the period of the grant award.
In effect, the Commission's proposed schedules would provide a roadmap to tax authorities and permit them to conduct examinations and propose tax adjustments based on the taxpayer's confidential thought processes.
03 removes all discretion and actually sanctions as standard operating procedure the practice of some agents to aggressively propose adjustments that increase taxable income.
First Trust is concerned that in the event the Dissident is successful in defeating the proposed reorganization of FVI and in electing his proposed slate, the new board of trustees will eventually propose to combine FVI with one of the Cornerstone Funds, which First Trust strongly believes would not be in the best interests of FVI and its shareholders.
Thus, the Service's audit activity in this area has increased and it appears that the initial IRS examination position may well be to disallow or to propose a substantial reduction in any discounts.
If Treasury and IRS are "aware" of transactions they desire to prevent, should they not propose specific rules to permit taxpayers to conform their behavior and plan transactions according to the law?
In addition the Board will also propose cancellation of up to 24,000,000 previously repurchased shares, with a simultaneous capitalization issue in an amount corresponding to the number of cancelled shares or 28,800,000 SEK.
It not only proposes big increases for a number of existing research and development (R&D) programs, but also requests money for several new initiatives --including the creation of five to 10 interdisciplinary basic-science and technology centers, the startup of a $10 million program to apply cellular- and molecular-biology research techniques to plants, and the development of a five-year, $410 million Civil Space Technology Initiative.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Observer's (STO:OBS) nomination committee, consisting of Chairman Caroline af Ugglas (Skandia Liv), Cecilia Lager (SEB Fonder), Kjell Norling (Handelsbanken Asset Management) and Anders Boos (Chairman of the Board of Directors of Observer AB), proposes the resolutions presented below.
25) The leasing, credit-related insurance, and community development activities that BB&T proposes to engage in are permissible for bank holding companies under Regulation Y.
Proposes to eliminate requirements for small business specialists to review proposed acquisitions that are (1) within the scope and under the terms of the existing contract; or (2) under $100,000 and totally set aside for small business concerns.
The non-binding proposal letter stated that the Third Party Group proposes to acquire Equity Office for $52.
Where specific abuses are identified, the Department analyzes the situation and, where appropriate, proposes amendments to the Act to curtail the abuses.