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it was ever so

It has always been this way; this has always been the truth. Sometimes stylized as "'twas ever so." We should be disappointed to learn our political leaders are so deep in the pockets of corporations, but we should not be surprised. It was ever so. Twas ever so, unfortunately: the higher you are in the economic and social hierarchies, the more you depend on the exploitation of lower-class workers.
See also: ever

it was ever thus

It has always been this way; this has always been the truth. Sometimes stylized as "'twas ever thus." We should be disappointed to learn our political leaders are so deep in the pockets of corporations, but we should not be surprised. It was ever thus. Twas ever thus, unfortunately: the higher you are in the economic and social hierarchies, the more you depend on the exploitation of lower-class workers.
See also: ever, thus

it was ever thus (or so)

used as a humorous way of suggesting that despite claims of things having been better in the past nothing much alters. informal
1998 Bookseller Curious and surprising (to say the least) and depressing things happen. But it was ever so.
See also: ever, thus
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In Section 2, we present a novel method of TWA detection; simulated cases and clinical cases are also prepared.
The hybrid analysis method consists of three different blocks: preprocessing, TWA detection, and TWA evaluation.
Before detecting TWA, the clinical ECG used here are required to be submitted to a preliminary preprocessing stage.
Qualitative Detection of TWA. After data preprocessing, TWA is detected by looking for an alternating trend in the T-wave morphology quantified by a correlation index.
The presence of TWA is considered when the value of ACI strictly
oscillates (not necessary around one) in the case of monophasic TWA for at least 7 consecutive beats.
"I view my TWAS membership as an earned achievement, which makes it all the more exciting and rewarding.
Salma hopes that her membership to TWAS will provide further support in encouraging young nationals to achieve in science, and that they receive opportunities to help them succeed.
For now, she will continue her work at the university - her team was recently awarded a grant from the Research Council for their research in analytical chemistry - as well as her new responsibilities with TWAS, and she is already on the lookout for new members to nominate in the next round of elections.
TWAS's mission has remained consistent as stated on its website (www.twas.org)
Administratively TWAS works through several committees which all report to the TWAS Council.
The main activities of TWAS consists of recognition of excellent scientific work carried out in the developing world through prizes and awards supports visiting scientists and provide funds for regional and International scientific meetings PhDs and post-doctoral fellowships for scientists in the developing world providing funds for regional and international scientific meetings and TWAS Publications.
Unfortunately Pakistan has not been able to host any of the TWAS annual meetings due to unavoidable circumstances.
TWAS has also established five regional offices to help organize activities and disseminate information.
TWAS hosts and works in association with three other organizations on the ICTP campus: