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noun as in transplant

noun as in payoff for fraud

verb as in transplant, splice

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Example Sentences

He led several high-profile investigations at USA Today, including stories surrounding the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, FBI agent and convicted spy Robert Hanssen, and allegations of bribery and graft among Olympic officials.

He shut down the investigation in February amid persistent allegations of graft against his own son.

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A third, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, is under pretrial detention over graft allegations.

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Maliga suspects the proto-plastids might contain or produce signaling molecules that help the graft wound heal.

“This is not what you would expect from a plant cell,” said Pal Maliga, a plant scientist at Rutgers University who has independently found genetic evidence for the transfers of chloroplasts and mitochondria inside grafts.

The old culture of the Party of Regions—its lack of transparency, the graft and the shady deal making—has returned.

And the military support groups' letter suggests that widespread graft has continued under its successors.

The country was ranked 144 of 177 nations surveyed by Transparency International in its 2013 graft perception index.

It's just typical political graft … It was a lot more about quantity than quality.

For most people, this is irrelevant; politics should be clean, regardless of the benefits of honest graft.

Those that are crying the loudest against the grafters are just waiting for a chance to graft good and hard themselves.

Graft among British policemen is unknown and bribery altogether unheard of.

To carry out your metaphor of the tree, the graft cut from the parent stock must bear fruit for itself.

The big graft in this neck-a woods is political, and the Red Tower gang is only set-a cogs in the bull-wheel.

But I am determined that Hatch shall not be allowed to work his graft a second time upon the people who are trusting me.


On this page you'll find 70 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to graft, such as: bud, hybridization, implant, jointure, scion, and shoot.

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