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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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propose a ˈtoast (to somebody)

ask people to wish somebody health, happiness and success by raising their glasses and drinking: I’d like to propose a toast to the bride and groom.In the past, the name of a lady who was being wished health and happiness was supposed to improve the flavour of the wine like the pieces of spiced toast that people put in their wine.
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Moreover, since the alternative-timing procedure resolves accounting method change issues on a non-accounting-method-change basis, this section of the proposed procedure should be clarified to state that, pursuant to the closing agreement, Exam is precluded from proposing a [sections] 481(a) adjustment in later audit cycles for the same issue.
Section 10 also asserts, without reasoned justification or legal support, that the IRS may ignore the statute of limitations in respect of improperly deducted capital expenditures (or any other "timing" item adjustment) relating to noninventory property in any prior year merely by proposing a [sections] 481(a) adjustment in the earliest open tax year under examination.
For instance, OIG is proposing that the seller inform the buyer in an effective manner of its obligation and refrain from doing anything that would impede the buyer's ability to meet its reporting obligations.
OIG is proposing to allow sellers to provide discounts - other than forgiveness of deductibles and coinsurance - directly to beneficiaries.
Moreover, DOE is proposing that $75 million already appropriated for these programs in FY '87 be rescinded to match the lower amounts requested in the new budget.
Riordan also is proposing a raise for the city's Cultural Affairs Department General Manager Adolfo Nodal, whose salary would go from $84,439 to $93,313.
Specifically, EPA is proposing and seeking public comment on two options: (1) Advanced Wastewater Treatment with Non-Endangerment Demonstration
GSM not declaring, paying or making or proposing to declare, make or pay any bonus, dividend or other distribution in respect of its share capital;
TEI submits that, in proposing that the regulations be effective in respect of rate orders made final 30 days or more following the issuance of the regulations, the IRS did not fully take into account that considerable time may lapse between the issuance of an order by a regulatory commission and a final determination within the meaning of the regulations.
Thus, 8-1/2 months may well be the "shorter" of the two standards set forth in the statute, and the IRS erred in proposing a rule effectively stating it will always be the longer of the two.