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verb as in hush

verb as in hush up

verb as in skirt

verb as in throttle

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In lesser hands, Burke’s story could have been a dull history lesson.

Thankfully, Maraniss, who lives with his wife and children in Nashville, transforms Burke’s story from a historical footnote into a vibrantly lived life.

Maraniss, whose first book “Strong Inside” received the Lillian Smith Book Award for civil rights and the RFK Book Awards’ Special Prize for social justice, makes Burke come alive.

Huxley and Burke didn’t mislead themselves for want of a correct definition of life any more than my girlfriend and I realized our error because we had one.

Productivity, Burke found, peaks at about 55 degrees average temperature and then drops as the climate warms.

Robert Kennedy and his Assistant Attorney General Burke Marshall brought new energy to the Civil Rights Division.

Now, however, it appears that Democrat Mary Burke leads among women by six points.

No friend of liberty can avoid the tumble back and forth between Burke and Paine.

The USS Arleigh Burke, a destroyer, and USS Philippine Sea, a cruiser, launched a total of 47 Tomahawk missiles.

An earlier Marquette Law School poll showed a tighter race, but with Burke again easily beating Walker by 18 points among women.

"Dangerfield has a heap of friends through this part of the country," commented Burke.

Matt's delight must have been reflected in his face, for Burke's interest in him manifestly deepened.

You see, the smugglers weren't expecting trouble, and Burke took them by surprise.

If Bascomb is one of Burke's men, he couldn't be coming back with two of the Dangerfield gang.

"He'll stand trial, along with the six men captured by Burke," replied the sheriff.


On this page you'll find 214 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to burke, such as: circumvent, ignore, neglect, omit, sidestep, and skirt.

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