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Confusion made worse. Recess was already underway when the fire alarm rang, leading to confusion worse confounded. Trying to wrangle all those kids was certainly a chore!
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For a complicated text like Brains Confounded and an uneven one like Risible Rhymes, the translation is thankfully reliable and delightfully readable.
The association between [X.sub.1] and Y from a single-exposure model is confounded ([b.sub.1] = [c.sub.1] + [c.sub.2][c.sub.3] = 0.24 instead of 0.2) as is the association between [X.sub.2] and Y from a singleexposure model ([b.sub.2] = [r.sub.12][c.sub.1]=0.18 instead of 0).
The confounded interactions in each replication are also discussed.
We are now being confounded also by the emergence of green evangelicals, pro-life in a planetary sense.
Here is Ann when she spots the passengers: The sight that fills our eyes and ears/is of a sodden woeful band/clumped in mourning/expelling sharp confounded cries.
I am so disturbed, I am so confounded by this bad taste."
He said that the decision to fight on had confounded prophets of doom who claimed that the yard would be closed last year.
Fully half the problems on the worksheet are impossible to solve as a result of missing conditions, leading Armstrong to declare: "The probability that a student will end up utterly confounded and frustrated by the exercise approaches 100%."
TRIBUTES have been paid to the brave and bubbly Coventry teenager who confounded medical opinions.
Contaminated land has vexed researchers, who don't want to risk introducing chronic wasting disease into diseasefree regions but don't want tests confounded by dirty fields.
As interesting as these efforts were, they were ultimately absurdist enterprises that confounded the expectations around a single product: Barbie speaking like G.I.
Assessing environmental neurotoxicant exposures and child neurobehavior: confounded by confounding?
Since the early 1970s, at least 25 previously unknown pathogenic agents and diseases have been identified, and in recent years mounting resistance to antimicrobial agents has confounded the treatment of many illnesses (3).
This led the investigators to conclude that spray drift is unlikely to have confounded the association they discovered.