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in the course of

In or during the process of. In the course of your employment in the company, were you ever aware or suspicious of any illicit financial activity going on? I learned in the course of the meeting that our department was being downsized by over 50 percent.
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in the course of

Also, during the course of. In the process or progress of, as in the famous phrase from the Declaration of Independence (1776), "When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands ..." These phrases have been criticized as needlessly wordy ( in or during alone are adequate), but they have an emphatic rhythm that keeps them alive. [Mid-1600s]
See also: course, of

in/over the course of...

(used with expressions for periods of time) during: He’s seen many changes in the course of his long life.The company faces some major challenges over the course of the next few years.
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Most policies say that the injury must "arise out of and in the course of" employment by the insured.
Business liability policies issued since the mid-1980s commonly exclude coverage for injures "to any employee of the insured arising out of, and in the course of, their employment by the insured." Some exclusions are worded more explicitly to address, for example, "discrimination or unfair business practices," or "termination of employment."
Even though it may appear paradoxical to say that injuries caused by employment termination occur in the course of employment, most courts have concluded that such exclusions bar coverage for wrongful discharge claims.
The Appellate Division found that the reach of the exclusion: 'extends to environmental pollution occasioned by intentional discharge of a pollutant in the course of manufacturing or distribution activities by the producer of a product, but does not embrace the harm meted by a product fully and finally launched into the stream of commerce, and over which the manufacturer no longer exercises any control.
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