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Only hours after tug boats had initially wrenched the stern free, some news outlets reported that strong winds had blown it back to its stuck position across the 205-meter southern section of the canal.

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That disruption appears to have caused the ship to become wedged sideways across the canal, with its bow pressed against the eastern wall and its stern wedged into the canal’s western wall.

Stern said he and fellow legislators wanted public access to all agency documents restored.

They may not even need a host star at all, Stern writes, and could exist on wandering planets ejected from their systems.

In his report, Stern suggests interior ocean worlds have several advantages over exterior ocean worlds, and therefore, if they’re common, it’s far less likely we are alone in the universe—but also, it might be a lot harder to prove the case.

He opens up to Marlow Stern about music, Hollywood, and more.

Buress went on The Howard Stern Show to talk about the Cosby story.

But at the end of the day, as a governor, you have to be stern and there are decisions you have to make.

I like to end columns with a potential policy fix, some kind of suggested action, or at least a stern finger-wagging.

After a stern media backlash, Dunham decided to pay her opening acts and, predictably, all was forgiven.

He had meted out stern justice to his own son, when he had banished big Reginald to South America; but he had his virtues.

Her stern was towards him, and all he saw of her was the ironical legend, “Cure your Corns.”

As it came near, it proved to be the clock, with a sail hoisted, and the Goblin sitting complacently in the stern.

As he read, a look of surprise came over his face, and then his countenance grew stern and grim.

As Louis spoke with the stern calmness of a divorced heart, Wharton became other than he had ever seen him.


On this page you'll find 99 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to stern, such as: flinty, grim, hard-nosed, harsh, rigid, and steely.

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