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sine qua non

A necessary, essential, or required element. The Latin phrases translates literally to "without which not." Some consider a good education to be the sine qua non of a successful career.
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sine qua non

An essential element or condition, as in A perfect cake is the since qua non of a birthday party. This phrase is Latin for "without which not" and has been used in English since about 1600. It appears more in writing than in speech.
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a sine qua ˈnon (of/for something)

/%sIneI kwA: "n@Un; American English "noUn/ (from Latin, formal) something that is essential before you can achieve something else: Many people believe that grammar is the sine qua non of language learning.
In Latin, this means ‘without which not’.
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sine qua non

Essential part. As translated from the Latin, “Without which, there would be nothing,” the phrase is an erudite way to describe that which is indispensable or basic.
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Though LTRs of pair-wise mouse/cattle were nonsignificant, these repetitive elements might be useful indicators for identifying imprinted genes because the data point of LTRs was much smaller than SINEs and LINEs.
"I think we are managing to handle it all," said Sines. "We are managing a lot of it with our existing space budget."
Other molecular biologists agree that the SINE and LINE data add weight to the idea of a close relationship between whales and hippos, but many say that the connection was already firmly established by conventional genetic data.
They were pretty much stacked with bureaucrats, educators, people who had a stake in it, and the real representation from the public was not that great," says Sines.
Another agent, who did not want to be named, told us he no longer sold homes on Sines' sites for the reason that virtually every buyer dropped out after meeting him.
Contact point(s): APS AdministracEuo dos Portos de Sines e do Algarve
In 2005, residents of Ladycroft Park in Blewbury, Oxfordshire, obtained a court order preventing Sines, who lives in a pounds 5million mansion in Virginia Water, Surrey, from threatening, abusing or harassing them and from blocking sales of their homes.
Crickmore and Sines are disqualified until December 14, 2025.
The BHA said: "While it was of course recognised that the disciplinary panel had concluded the Golds were not aware of the arrangements that Mr Sines and Mr Crickmore made in a number of instances to secure jockeys' agreement to ride to lose if necessary, they were engaged from the outset in providing Mr Sines and Mr Crickmore with their largest and most convenient route to the lay betting markets.
WARNED-OFF owner and punter Maurice Sines was involved in attempting to dupe Paddy Power and Ladbrokes into shortening up the odds of a horse for lay betting purposes, it was alleged at the BHA disciplinary investigation, writes Rodney Masters.
THERE is no doubt that Mr Sines's telephone records show that he often called Richard Hughes, Ryan Moore, Frankie Dettori, and Kieren Fallon.
Monteiro explained that the key priorities included the development of LeixE[acute accent]es, Lisbon and Sines as well as the railways between Porto and Vigo, Lisbon and Porto and the line running west out of Lisbon and accounting for 2.435 million.
Another of Sines's horses, The Young Fella, was the subject of a long-running BHA probe into betting activity surrounding his defeat at Windsor in June 2008, when Simon Callaghan was fined pounds 3,000 and apprentice Holly Hall banned for 14 days under the non-trier rule.
Maurice Sines and James Crickmore, labelled the ringleaders of the conspiracy to lay horses to lose on betting exchanges, were each warned off for 14 years.
The agreement extends the partnership between Bracco and Sine Pharmaceuticals for an additional 20 years, and further consolidates the Italian company's presence in China.