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original character

The initial and/or intended meaning or state of something, especially if it has changed over time. Please be sure to keep the original character of the statement you are paraphrasing. I have to translate this story, and I have no idea if I'm capturing its original character. The renovations were done in keeping with the original character of the building.
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Fans of the original, who are far more numerous in the U.
Therefore, it should come as no surprise that some have decided to forego locating and negotiating with the original vendor.
parent of the original consolidated group (or new U.
Fifield Piaker Elman is re-interpreting the original design by having the castings made of the original coffers, moldings, and rosettes.
A voice-over of Merton's incantatory opening lines ("In the year 1945 an Original Child was born.
Again, given the unusually short interval for the development of a postirradiation sarcoma, we considered the possibility that the original neoplasm had been misdiagnosed.
The Church interprets this language to reveal, for example, the truth about the creation of man in paradise, the fall, original sin and its consequences, which are misery, an inclination towards evil, and death.
Preserving a digital artifact by means of emulation would require saving the bitstreams of all the application and system software that rendered the artifact on its original computing platform, in addition to the artifact's own bitstream.
A SWAN LAKE SET IN A SPACESHIP or Giselle in an insane asylum, a Nutcracker that becomes a psychosexual history of a young woman's physical maturation or a Don Quixote set in Spanish Harlem slums--when do we go outside the choreographer's original conception?
However, if the return is not filed within six months of the original due date, no valid extension exists and the penalty amount will be computed by reference to the return's original due date.
His arrangement is similar to Nerini's in that the original vocal lines are transcribed almost verbatim; however, Moyse placed his transcription down a half step from the original A major and switched the vocal lines to place the higher sounding voice in the first flute part, while Nerini retained the original key and voicing structure.
The agency and the company announced a supplement to the original recall agreement on Dec.
But the Yanks-only Queer as Folk "will be every bit as bold and frank and real" as its English prototype, insists Mark Zakarin, Showtime's executive vice president of original programming.
In this case, the maintenance staff determined the center of the furnace during coil installation and compared the original dimensions to the wear measurements.
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