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adjective as in originated

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adjective as in started

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With just under 200 days until the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics are due to commence on July 23, a prolonged lockdown in Tokyo threatens to scupper Japan’s Olympic dreams entirely.

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Her death sparked a social media backlash against Pinduoduo and the relentless working schedules expected of its workers, prompting district officials at the Shanghai Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau to commence an investigation.

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There was widespread mask-wearing and far fewer legislators and guests in the chamber than usual, an unimaginable tableau when the last Congress commenced two years ago, before the pandemic struck.

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As the core lab commenced production on Building 23’s top floor, it sent Lindstrom a portion of each batch for quality-control vetting.

The true test of the vaccine supply chain will come when vaccine vials start heading to hospitals, which could commence within days.

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Exactly 20 years ago, the sitting government in Rwanda commenced a genocide against minority Tutsi and moderate Hutu populations.

Soviet Russia annexed Ukraine in 1922, after a war that had commenced in 1917, when the Bolsheviks took Moscow.

In May, just two weeks after production had commenced on 12 Years A Slave, the cameras started rolling on All Is by My Side.

The trial commenced, and little, if anything seemed to break in the way of the defendants.

I commenced to write a piece suggesting that the Sandy Hook killer may have been acting out of some kind of homicidal pedophilia.

The proceedings of the day commenced with divine service, performed by Unitarian and Baptist ministers.

The embankment or road-bed was commenced by gigantic piling, and is very broad and substantial.

Three days before these tempests commenced they sighted the capitana, but never saw her again.

In Cuba its culture commenced in 1580, and from this and the other islands large quantities were shipped to Europe.

Seeing that this would not be conceded, he commenced to persecute Christians openly and secretly.


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