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deathbed conversion

The adoption of a particular religion when one's death is near. A: "I didn't know Rita was Catholic." B: "She wasn't, not until her deathbed conversion." I see a lot of deathbed conversions when I work in the hospital—people seem to need religion especially as they near the end of their lives.
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our apostolic effectiveness is proportionate to our growth in the degrees of conversion.
In addition to its close relationship with this preferred lender, Carlton is in constant contact with numerous domestic and overseas equity sources looking to partner with successful principals on profitable conversion projects.
With the goal of "reducing the tooling conversion time and/or double the rate of conversion in order to shut down the green sand molding system 18 months ahead of schedule," a map of the entire process for converting the patterns needed to be developed to establish the baseline data.
Although a formless conversion may be the simplest method of con vetting a partnership into a corporation, it may not be the most tax effective method.
Though these verses in Galatians are the most explicit reference to Paul's conversion found in his letters, none of the external details recounted in Acts are present here.
There are essentially two types of conversion technologies the city will consider, using heat or bacteria to break down trash.
In developing a conversion strategy; companies will need to decide which products to convert to the new table.
Still, noting that "therapists help people control all types of natural behaviors, such as eating," Epstein continues to defend conversion therapies for "people who are living a gay lifestyle but don't want to" and claims to have seen "interesting dam" from longtime conversion therapy promoters.
The company responded it was compelled to harvest the trees early and therefore was entitled to involuntary conversion treatment.
The annual TST conversion rate for TST-negative physicians was 17% (6/36, including the TB patient without a follow-up TST).
Past work on converting wood into specific chemicals and polymers distinct from those in the tree have concentrated on either whole wood (designed by nature to be difficult to break down) or on cellulose conversion (difficult to break down, but also the highest-value major component of the wood matrix).
Conversion means that the computer bytes of data used by one computer application must be transferred and/or transformed into meaningful bytes that can be used by the new application.
Connor casts her literary analysis in the vocabulary of religious studies, so that the nineteenth-century texts are categorized, for instance, by voluntary and involuntary conversion.
Wolfe traces the debate about Henri's conversion to the death of the duc d'Alencon in 1584, which made Navarre the heir presumptive.
In addition, supported employment conversion projects have shown that supported employment outcomes can be accomplished by facilities when the necessary steps are taken to change from a sheltered to a community-based approach (June Dipolito, personal communication, March 14, 1988; HilL Revell, Chernish, Morell, White, Metzler, & McCarthy, 1987; Morell O'Bryan, & Pugh, 1985; -Rex Parr, personal communication, September 28, 1987).