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stand-in

n. a substitute; a temporary replacement. The audience booed the stand-in. They had paid to hear a star.
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Graham Norton will also be replaced over the summer by a number of stand-ins, with John Bishop, Patrick Kielty and Lee Mack taking turns on the Saturday morning show.
To prove her point, Kavovit noted Stand-Ins recent installation of Ralph Lauren's new offices on 55th Street, and the work she is currently doing at an Upper West Side sewer treatment plant, where Stand-Ins is putting in new ceilings under a state contract.
The temporary firefighters were helped by a stand-in search and rescue team.
LifeFX and One To One Interactive are implementing Stand-In virtual people for two new innovative online marketing projects for Motorola iDEN to provide a very personal introduction to its newest model i85s and i50sx phones.
LifeFX Stand-Ins will be used by Web businesses as life-like customer-service and sales representatives, guides, teachers and entertainers, while consumer applications will include e-mail, instant messaging and chat rooms.
But he said he has over 60 GPs who urgently need stand-ins.
Barnes confirmed yesterday that his former international team-mate was top of a list of possible stand-ins for leg-break victim Larsson, who is unlikely to play again this season.
NASDAQ: LEFX), the leading developer of Stand-In (TM) virtual people for the Internet, and Eastman Kodak Company today announced an agreement to work together to commercialize and distribute LifeFX's Stand-In (TM) Technology--life-like, three-dimensional digital representations of people that can move, talk and express emotion.
William "Ozzie" Osborne, General Manager, IBM Voice Systems stated, "We are excited to work with LifeFX to integrate our voice technology with its innovative Stand-In (TM) technology for creating believable, life-like faces to significantly enhance online communications and our offerings to customers.
LifeFX Stand-In technology can help Web sites to reduce costs and increase sales by offering better online self-service and decreased shopping cart abandonment.
It is a human-like quality that has been missing from Internet communications and with LifeFX's Stand-In technology, consumers can now expect a whole new level of human interaction online.
The sums were paid out by the Department of Education to stand-ins for full-time teachers at primary, secondary, vocational, community and comprehensive schools.
And the birds struck closer to the target center on the plain bug stand-ins than on the iridescent ones, Pike reports in April's Biology Letters.
Sadly, Walker died in a car crash during a break in filming but stand-ins and digital techniques allowed his scenes to be completed.
Familiar fare, but there are cracking moments, especially when a ragtag band of hired 'best friend' stand-ins interact with the bride's family.