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That means the 2010 measure approved by all five San Diego County supervisors has been inoperative – a vestigial organ, essentially – ever since.
POLITICS REPORT: THE 180-DEGREE SHIFT IN UNION CONSTRUCTION POLITICSANDREW KEATTSJULY 17, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
It’s acronym, CTC, reminds me of the inoperative Central de Trabajadores de Cuba.
LOCKED UP IN THE LAND OF LIBERTY: PART IIMICHAEL K. LAVERSJULY 14, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
Generally, the country raised more corn than it consumed—a sufficient cause for rendering protection inoperative.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
Such a strange construction would render constitutional provisions of the highest importance completely inoperative and void.
SELECT SPEECHES OF DANIEL WEBSTERDANIEL WEBSTER
There are plenty of laws now aiming at regulation of the trusts, but they are quite futile and inoperative.
THE COMMON SENSE OF SOCIALISMJOHN SPARGO
The section would be inoperative without the action of Congress.
A REPORT OF THE DEBATES AND PROCEEDINGS IN THE SECRET SESSIONS OF THE CONFERENCE CONVENTIONLUCIUS EUGENE CHITTENDEN
Among adult animals, however, selfishness seems to become inoperative in the care they take of their offspring.
CREATURES OF THE NIGHTALFRED W. REES
These remodelled tradition, the Apologists made it to some extent inoperative without attacking it.
HISTORY OF DOGMA, VOLUME 2 (OF 7)ADOLPH HARNACK
That to me would be a most repulsive idea if it were not that by its very vagueness it becomes inoperative.
PHINEAS FINNANTHONY TROLLOPE
Taking it, however, at Mr Thomson's calculation, what a fearful amount of unoccupied and inoperative capital is here!
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 56, NUMBER 350, DECEMBER 1844VARIOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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