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might as well

Should (do something), typically because there is no reason not to. The deadline is today, but you might as well send it in anyway—they may still accept it. A: "Are you going to work late tonight?" B: "I might as well. I have nothing else going on."
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indicate something to someone

to signify something to someone. (By speech, writing, or some other sign.) Karen indicated her agreement to the lawyer. Fred indicated his assent to me.
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might as well

 and may as well
a phrase indicating that it is probably better to do something than not to do it. Bill: Should we try to get there for the first showing of the film? Jane: Might as well. Nothing else to do. Andy: May as well leave now. It doesn't matter if we arrive a little bit early. Jane: Why do we always have to be the first to arrive?
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Other swellings can indicate extra fluid, gas or even pregnancy.
These statistics indicate that the majority of runaway children cannot sustain an absence for more than 2 weeks.
However, closer examination of the text reveals that Kaufman occasionally uses an approximation of phonetic spelling to indicate actual words or to imply words by introducing certain sounds often found in bebop vocal language.
Previous studies indicate that religious affiliation played an important role in shaping attitudes toward abortion.
Admittedly, this procedure is quasi-scientific at best; however, a review of these people's experience indicates that they have above average credentials.
Both the DSC and SALS results indicate that 1,4-polyisoprene is miscible at room temperature with polybutadienes of greater than 24% 1,2 content for the molecular weights tested.
On the surface, the amount of tilt may indicate whether Huygens has landed on solid ground or is bobbing on an ocean, rocked by waves that could be as high as 15 m.
Abundant data indicate that low-level exposure to OP pesticides, prenatally and postnatally, affects the growth and neurodevelopment of young animals.
Although the survey's response rate was not adequate for a detailed statistical analysis, the results indicate that new hires are not living up to firms' expectations, and suggest that universities need to reevaluate their curricula, to address technical skills, as well as critical thinking and interpersonal skills.
Despite the caveat issued earlier regarding possible non-response bias, these findings suggest that there might be a "winning profile" which would indicate a greater chance that a client might benefit from DBS assistance and from the college experience.
The title of this article comes from the response to one of the questions in a survey conducted of recent participants in the course: "Given your knowledge of the course, which win-win behaviors do you believe your colleagues who have not attended the course would benefit most from using regularly?" More than 71 percent of the respondents stated that their colleagues needed to provide more of their undivided attention to what was being said and needed to exhibit verbal behaviors that indicate they have understood what is being said.
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Second, what factors indicate a quality online accounting program?
The indicating agent may be applied in differing concentrations to two or more zones so as to indicate to a user of the article how much of the odor absorbing capacity has been used, or conversely, how much of the odor absorbing capacity remains.
1 -- used to indicate a particular place or time <They're at the door.> <Be here at six.>