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during the course of

In or during the process of. During the course of your employment in the company, were you ever aware or suspicious of any illicit financial activity going on? I learned during 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
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"Do you still refuse, Monsieur, to tell us how you employed your time during the attempts on the life of Mademoiselle Stangerson?"
All that we can do, is to keep steadily in mind that each organic being is striving to increase at a geometrical ratio; that each at some period of its life, during some season of the year, during each generation or at intervals, has to struggle for life, and to suffer great destruction.
This shows decrease of 21.11 percent when compared to $864.300 million earned through provision of services during the corresponding period of fiscal year 2017-18, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) reported.
Among these, the exports of leather footwear witnessed a growth of 12.03 percent as it surged from US $ 95.150 million during last fiscal year to US $ 106.598 million during the current year.
During the month under review, the leather footwear exports also increased by 9.69 percent, canvas by 100 percent whereas the exports of all other footwear commodities increased by 36.44 percent.
Pakistan exported footwear worth $110.145 million during July-May (2018-19) against the exports of $97.457 million during July-May (2017-18), showing a growth of 13.02 percent, according to the latest data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).
Taking advantage of the government incentives on offer, exporters availed those benefits helping the textile exports rise 8 percent during first half of the year, reported a local newspaper.
The value of exports and re-exports of food commodities stood at RO 441.1 million during 2015 against RO 426.7 million during 2014 constituting a rise by 3.37%.
Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) witnessed a 1.35% increase on a weekly basis and a 0.25% increase during the month.
However, this deceleration was short-lived, as a resurgence in demand provided the additional horsepower that produced more than 3.7 million square feet of positive absorption during the second half of the year.
Fifteen were murdered during traffic pursuits or stops; 8 while handling arrest situations; 8 during ambush incidents; 7 while answering disturbance calls; 7 during investigations of suspicious persons; 4 while pursuing investigative activities, such as surveillance; 3 while in tactical situations (e.g., high-risk entry); 2 while handling mentally deranged persons; and 1 while maintaining custody of a prisoner for transport.
Although knowledge of the immunology of pregnancy has evolved tremendously over the past decade, many unanswered questions remain, such as how immune function is altered during pregnancy and how this alteration may affect susceptibility to and severity of infectious diseases.
any amount of the gross income, without limitation, which pursuant to the terms of the governing instrument is, during the taxable year, paid for a purpose specified in section 170(c)."Thus, for the trust or estate to take a deduction, the distributee charity must meet the same requirements as one receiving a deductible contribution from an individual or corporation, but the deduction available to a trust and estate is unlimited.
Participants provided information about their demographic characteristics and their sexual behavior (including whether they practiced abstinence and used condoms during symptomatic and asymptomatic periods), and answered questions testing their knowledge about genital herpes.