The shelf is held up with two brackets.
There are wall brackets in the garage for the rakes and shovels.
She is taller than average for her age bracket.
He earned enough to put him in a higher tax bracket.
She is now in a lower income bracket than before. Verb
I wouldn't exactly bracket your paintings with those of Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. See More
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If rising college attainment rates make workers more productive, college should help more Americans move into higher income brackets.—Preston Cooper, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 So with the surrounding square rounding brackets, the expression returns to either 0 or 1.—Manon Bischoff, Scientific American, 16 Nov. 2023 Through October, the number of crowdfunding campaigns on GoFundMe tied to college loans has surged nearly 40% over the last 12 months, with those seeking to raise money coming from diverse backgrounds and across all age brackets, according to data the platform shared with CBS MoneyWatch.—Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 3 Nov. 2023 To give your home TV setup new life, opt for a 65-percent-off soundbar, projector screen, or wall mount bracket — all under $50.—Rachel Trujillo, Peoplemag, 22 Nov. 2023 On he other side of the bracket, No. 8 Classical Academy will face No. 5 Vista.—San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Nov. 2023 Tax brackets for 2024 income The thresholds for tax brackets will rise 5.4% from 2023 to 2024.—Julie Zauzmer Weil, Washington Post, 10 Nov. 2023 Trending News Woman fired for helping pregnant inmate works to give back
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The IRS released its 2024 tax brackets.—CBS News, 10 Nov. 2023 Each year, the Internal Revenue Service adjusts income tax brackets, according to a formula set by Congress.—Tanza Loudenback, wsj.com, 9 Nov. 2023
The four eponymous chapters are bracketed by a prologue and epilogue that draw on Aviv’s own life, featuring a young woman named Hava.—Chris Strathmann, Hazlitt, 18 Oct. 2023 After his own cha cha with Koko Iwasaki was bracketed in the bottom three, fans voted, the judges weighed in and Walsh was walking.—Lars Brandle, Billboard, 27 Sep. 2023 And Thursday morning, the Biden campaign is announcing its more direct efforts to bracket the GOP debate, with California Gov. Gavin Newsom set to play a prominent role, as NBC News reported last month.—Mike Memoli, NBC News, 22 Sep. 2023 The first of these versions is bracketed by two color blocks, one blue and the other red; these refer to color-field painting but also to the uniforms of the French and British, respectively.—Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 18 July 2023 The film’s production had been bracketed by the first trial in London in 2020, which denied Depp’s suit of defamation, and the second in Virginia in 2022, which Heard left the shoot in Guatemala to attend.—John Bleasdale, Variety, 26 June 2023 The production opens and closes in 1940s London, during World War II, with air-raid sirens heard periodically in the background, bracketing a journey to the fanciful Neverland.—Elaine Schmidt, Journal Sentinel, 12 May 2023 For instance, scholars know precisely where T. rex falls on the technique's branching trees, bracketed by crocodilians on one side and birds on the other.—Sofia Quaglia, Discover Magazine, 27 Apr. 2023 In both the boys and girls bracket its No. 2 seed South Carroll hosting No. 3 seed Francis Scott Key on Friday.—Timothy Dashiell, Baltimore Sun, 8 May 2023 See More
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perhaps from Middle French braguette codpiece, from diminutive of brague breeches, from Old Occitan braga, from Latin braca, of Celtic origin — more at breech