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noun as in acceleration

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Companies facing massive technology shifts have two choices—bet the company on the next era, or collect cash in a shrinking industry before hanging up your spurs.

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Construction would then proceed around the Beltway to the I-270 spur and up I-270.

He published simulations in 1977 that produced digital clouds lining up with the spur, and ever since then he has told anyone who would listen that the spur actually hovers tens of thousands of light-years above the disk.

Yet Yoshiaki Sofue, an astronomer at the University of Tokyo, has always thought the spur looked funky for a stellar debris cloud.

Blood spattered the ground, but Ray’s boots still had their spurs.

“I think I sometimes acted as a spur, even though the spurring was not always wanted or welcome,” she said.

Digital innovation should be spurring the creation of new competitive companies.

When news of the talks leaked to the press, however, Papandreou abruptly pulled out, spurring a round of bitter recriminations.

The nuclear crisis has rallied a weary nation, but also risks spurring discrimination against the contaminated.

The U.S., allied with Afghans, helped defeat the advance of the Red Army in Afghanistan spurring the end of the Cold War.

But something he couldn't put his finger on was spurring Delancy to get clear of the scene of the crime as soon as possible.

Back came Captain Jackson, spurring his horse, his face white with fright.

In spurring from one part of the field to another, his aide-de-camp and much-loved companion, Lieut.-Col.

And Orso, spurring his horse, rode rapidly in the direction to which the little girl had pointed.

It was cruel work spurring and lashing them over heavy ploughed land to-day.


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