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How to upgrade your favorite sandwichAs many of us did, I channeled my covid anxiety into cooking and eating, using the pandemic as a pretext — okay, an excuse — to abandon dietary discipline temporarily, especially in the carb department.
For Kavovit, that design was symbolic, as she considered that many of the women who say they were harassed or assaulted by Weinstein say they were brought behind closed doors under the pretext of work meetings.
Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney suggested Sunday that Florida State officials used a positive coronavirus test by a Tigers player Friday as a pretext to get out of a game they preferred not to play.
In April, the president signed a decree, imploring telecoms companies to handover data on 226 million Brazilian citizens to the state statistical organization under the pretext of monitoring income and employment during the pandemic.
The 16-person crew booked an airplane under the pretext of flying to Stockholm for a wedding.
In the past, the agency has deployed large-scale shows of force in search of fare violations, partnered with the Sheriff to search for parole violators with fare violations as a pretext, as Voice of San Diego reported at the time.
Both had appealed to Napoleon; consequently there was a decent pretext for sending a French army into Spain.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
That is a very flimsy pretext, so that the fiscals may not perform their duties faithfully against the governor.
And for this reason the first help should be given to this State, and not to what has the pretext of piety.
She had a daughter who served her as a pretext for cultivating the society of young men of fashion.

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