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in a perfect world

If things existed or happened exactly as one would like. Well, in a perfect world I'd be able to take time off for paternity leave without having it affect my pay, but at least I get to take the time off at all! Well, we'd be able to provide healthcare services to every citizen without charge in a perfect world, but unfortunately that's never going to happen.
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in an ideal world

If things existed or happened exactly as one would like. Well, in an ideal world I'd be able to take time off for paternity leave without having it affect my pay, but at least I get to take the time off at all! Well, we'd be able to provide healthcare services to every citizen without charge in an ideal world, but unfortunately that's never going to happen.
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in an ˌideal/a ˌperfect ˈworld

used to say that something is what you would like to happen or what should happen, but you know it cannot: In an ideal world we would be recycling and reusing everything.
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If N(A) and N(M) are neutrosophic two-sided ideals of a neutrosophic LA-semigroup N (S), such that [(N(A)).
Fuzzy Prime Ideals and Fuzzy Strong Prime Ideals of Coresiduated Lattices
Davvaz defined qk -fuzzy sub nearrings and ideals of a nearring in [14].
iii) [right arrow] (iv) Let A and B be ideals of N such that AB [?
i] : i [member of] N} be a family of ideals of a binary algebra X where [J.
For 6) we remark that if A, B are ideals of P, Then A [intersection] B = [phi].
1) Assume that T maps closed ideals into closed ideals.
Consumers were, therefore, also able to use toys to symbolically reinforce burgerliche ideals.
CRITICAL THINKING/DISCUSSION: A major focus of the article is the contest between protecting America's strategic interests in the Middle East and projecting American ideals in the region.
Image provides hypermasculine ideals that are more excessively muscular than Superman or Batman ever dreamed of being.
Open communication as a normative ideal is insufficient to ground moral argument for the same reason Moody gives for the insufficiency of autonomy and justice (as defined by the liberal tradition): lack of real ethical content.
The same is true in the encounters of Charon and Mercury with the soul of the departed French king and that of an ideal Christian prince reminiscent of Charles.
This seemingly steadfast reliance on the traditional tropes of landscape photography, however, strategically fell short of this ideal to expose the genre as a photographic conceit.
Communities with purpose need members who practice the community's values and ideals daily.
Liberals have traditionally been concerned with liberty, rights, justice, and equality--in short, the ideals of "liberal democracy.