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join the majority

euphemism To die. A: "I heard there was a death in your family." B: "Oh yeah, some distant relative joined the majority."
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Today, Druze leader Walid Jumblatt is bringing this course back to mind, via his positions toward the developments in Syria and his advice to the followers of his sect to join the majority and abstain from standing alongside the ruling minority.
Barker said talks were on track to result in an announced deal Wednesday, but word leaked out of the secret talks before a sufficient number of Democrats had come on board to join the majority of Republicans who were ready to support the coalition approach.
Now if the Legislature would only get around to scrapping the state's antiquated and inequitable rules, Massachusetts can join the majority of states that are in compliance with common sense and a string of court rulings.
These people will join the majority in this country for whom today is a day of celebration and joy.
While many of his contemporaries may have preferred the clarity of a dissent, Powell sought both agreement and the benefits of signaling a potentially limiting rationale in future cases by simultaneously purporting to join the majority rationale, while often stating what he saw as the "limited nature" (7) of the holding, or why the Court was right in "this case.
The dissenting judge, Circuit Judge Diane R Wood, concluded that she could not join the majority to cut off the lawsuit over the "threshold issue of standing.
But,if the bug bites, you will join the majority of current Rovers fans who are either exReds or ex-Blues.
is the most recent addition to NBWA's public service announcement program, and urges teens to stand up to peer pressure and join the majority of their friends who are not drinking alcohol.
Scalia, who three months later would join the majority opinion upholding the drug test policy, did not seem troubled by that suggestion.
Hussain will join the majority of Surrey's first-team squad at the memorial, with Alec Stewart, Ian Ward, Ian Salisbury, Alex Tudor, Nadeem Shahid, Martin Bicknell, Matt Church, Ally Brown, Ed Giddins and coach Keith Medlycott also confirming their attendance.
19) Justice Souter declined to join the majority in holding that "the tort-like character of a claim should turn solely on whether the plaintiff can recover for `intangible elements of injury.
But Marcoleta later left the group to join the majority so the group began to call themselves the 'Magnificent Seven.
We're sure that the Friends of Wales in Congress will join the majority of people here at home in welcoming this historic achievement.