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hold the field

To remain in control or a position of prominence. History has proved that those with an agenda of hate never end up holding the field for long.
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hold the field

remain the most important.
1991 Twentieth Century British History What analyses of AIDS policies hold the field?
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Throughout the book's chapters, we are led to question "certain powerful narratives [that] have held the field," including "the idea of Byzantium as an overwhelmingly Orthodox society," characterized by "Caesaropapism," and the closely connected narrative of Byzantium "as an overwhelmingly religious society" (pp.
Brewer's kitchen the other day explaining the beginnings of the sports programs - right down to describing the bulldozing of mounds of earth to make the ball fields back in 1951 and recalling the names of the individuals who did each phase of work on the field house - it was almost as if it was still 1956 and they had just held the field house dedication.
The revenue-sharing formula that has held the field since 2009 awards 57.5pc of the federal divisible pool to the provinces, and since 2011 Balochistan has received further assurance that its share will be disbursed on the basis of revenue projections, not actual collections.
The official said the apex court had rejected the law ministry's argument that the ECP could not amend the nomination forms on its own, adding that the judgement still held the field.
Besides, he reminded in his order that the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Act, 1890 (in short, PCA Act) held the field wherein whipping, beating, kicking or otherwise treating any animal cruelly was punishable.