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The economy’s deep contraction was heavily driven by services.
When it comes to visualizing expansion and contraction, people often focus on a balloonlike universe whose change in size is described by a “scale factor.”
In the cyclic universe, however, the smoothing happens during a period of contraction.
The varying rates of contraction will be most extreme in countries like Thailand, Japan and Spain along with 20 others, where declines could see their populations halved by 2100, a new Lancet report on fertility and population growth scenarios shows.
The expected population contraction will be due to dropping fertility rates with death rates being either at par with or faster than birth rates in several countries.
In fact, incredibly faster, after his once-a-century contraction of short years before.
I take iowell (with a bar through the ll) to be the usual (Northern) contraction for Iowellis, jewels; F. text, joiau, pl.
The nick-name of Gigonnet was applied to Bidault on account of a feverish, involuntary contraction of a leg muscle.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
Expansion and contraction broke the high arch and the connexions between the arches.
Her lowered eyelids had that vague contraction which suggests a tear checked in its course, or a thought suppressed.

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