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believe it or not

A set phrase used before a statement that may seem shocking or untrue. It is often used humorously or sarcastically. Believe it or not, the longer route is actually quicker because there's less traffic. I'm not a chef, believe it or not, so if you want something else for dinner, make it yourself! A: "Did you really make the basketball team?" B: "Believe it or not, I did!"
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believe it or not

(you may) choose to accept something as true or not; it may seem amazing but it's true. It's late, but believe it or not, I just got home from work. I'm over fifty years old, believe it or not.
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believe it or not

It's true, whether or not you agree, as in Believe it or not, I finally finished painting the house. Originating in the 1800s, this phrase gained currency as the title of a cartoon series begun in 1918 by Robert Ripley and continuing to run in American newspapers long after his death in 1949. Each drawing presented a strange but supposedly true phenomenon, such as a two-headed chicken.
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beˌlieve it or ˈnot

(spoken) it is true, even though it does not sound likely: Believe it or not, I’ve just won £1000 in a competition!I am still, believe it or not, very nervous about speaking in public.
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Believe it or not

and BION
sent. & comp. abb. That’s the story; you can choose to believe it or not believe it. That’s what really happened, Believe it or not. I’m l8t! BION.
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BION

verb
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True to Bion Industrial's usual form, all of its innovative solutions conform to the world's highest standards of quality, efficiency, safety and durability through high performance which enhances customers' performance and minimises their operational costs.
Paradojicamente, lo vivido por Bion durante la guerra, como una experiencia de desgarro y violencia tipicamente masculina, le sirve para teorizar sobre la funcion materna y el buen desarrollo del psiquismo en la infancia, que es donde el situa la fuente de la creatividad.
Sin embargo, a pesar de estas variaciones encontradas en el material de todas ellas, fue evidente un oscilar entre los supuestos basicos de dependencia, lucha y fuga y apareamiento descritos por Bion (1961/2006), con momentos de supuestos basicos de patrana y engano, jolgorio y convite, aislamiento y congoja.
Bion (1963/1977) was well aware sadness was prominent among emotional contents exchanged through such projective mechanisms.
E) Bion como ningun otro antes ha relacionado la omnipotencia con el funcionamiento psicotico.
Bion bases this description on Freud's (1911) distinction between the pleasure principle and the reality principle.
Bion has provided solutions to the agriculture and livestock industry since 1990, with 30 first-generation systems installed through 2003.
In addition Bion has patents pending in the entire European Union, Brazil, and Argentina.
Isabel Crawford, Lady Beatrice Crawford, Prof Anne Summers, Sir Frederick Crawford; Ashley Fripp, Mary Cohen, John Wagstaff; Pauline and Patrick Burns, Wendy and Michael Stirling; Ralph Barrington, Lady Beatrice Crawford, Marcus Begbieff-Clench; Lady Susan Cadbury, Sir Dominic and Lady Sally Cadbury; Julian Bion, Patrick Burns, Nick Fisher; Peter Vropper, Anthea Chapman, Sue and Peter Morgan; Anthony Jefferson, Thelma Justin, Lady and Lord Justice Mark Waller
Winnicott, and Wilfred Bion, which constitute variations on themes that Mary Jacobus circles round again and again.
The Bion system will provide a comprehensive solution to Evergreen's animal waste issues, since the system reduces both air emissions and nutrients in the effluent discharge.
For Bion, what constituted subjectivity was not language so much as the psychic mechanisms through which emotional experiences were handled: words were not evidence of an abstract "identity" but a form of communication with another.
The theory of thinking, published by Bion in 1962, is a theoretical contribution of great importance and many repercussions in psychoanalytic theory and practice.
Owner Bion Rice, another second-generation winemaker, designed the tasting room after the Hotel Baudy in Giverny, France, and set it up as a working artist's studio.