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adjective as in extra

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Far from helping to explain the southpaw surplus, the platoon effect must actually suppress the number of left-handed pitchers.

I mean, don’t get me started on ethanol, because that’s the next step in reducing the surplus.

Just a few months ago, states like New Mexico were talking about a huge budget surplus.

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Careful analysis of meteorites by Dworkin and others has found that certain “live” amino acids outnumber “evil” ones by 20% or more, a surplus they may have passed on to Earth.

Such a property would allow them to scatter with electrons at an enhanced rate, explaining the surplus of electronic recoils.

Scottish farmers had already been making whisky in the area for centuries with their surplus barley.

Sergei was wearing his uniform off-duty when I met him: a khaki t-shirt and a pair of army surplus pants.

In September 2013, the government reported a surplus of $75.1 billion.

This is an era of change coming thick and fast after the war, and London is a city of surplus women and new class mobility.

But we now have all this surplus military weaponry going to police forces.

We did plan a great trip—father and mother and Tim and I—we were going to England together when the farm showed a surplus.

If there is a surplus after satisfying the mortgage debt it must be paid to the mortgagor, or, if he is dead, to his heir.

He even piled Cash's end of the hearth high with the surplus, after his own side was heaped full.

He thought it desirable, he continued, that a reduction of taxes should be made to the extent of this surplus.

But this surplus would be further reduced by a change which was proposed in the spirit duties.


On this page you'll find 96 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to surplus, such as: excess, leftover, unused, over, spare, and supernumerary.

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