\ ˈpräf \

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Though as tonight’s look proves, once a supermodel, always a supermodel. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Kate Moss Goes to Her First Met Gala in Almost 10 Years in a Chic LBD," 7 May 2018 And, the best 2018 update proves Karen may just be the feminist hero no one expected from Tina Fey’s beloved creation., "Karen Smith Was Always The Best Mean Girl & The Broadway Musical Proves It," 8 June 2018 Liberals aren’t without their own scam artists, as the proliferation of #TrumpRussia mythologists proves. Sarah Jones, The New Republic, "Grifters All the Way Down," 31 May 2018 The limbo that our man Sam finds himself in proves to be soul-deep in this Cygnet Theatre world-premiere work by Nathan Alan Davis, a rising writer and recent winner of the prestigious Whiting Award. James Hebert,, "Cygnet's rap-informed 'The Wind and the Breeze' finds meditative rhythms," 20 May 2018 The offended prof is from Women's and Genders Study Department, whose ultimate goal is to remove any semblance of humor from the universe. Greg Gutfeld, Fox News, "Gutfeld on 'ladies' lingerie' elevator joke uproar," 10 May 2018 But remaining quiet proves to be difficult when Glover pulls out his phone and sees West’s tweets., "In SNL’s A Quiet Place Parody, Kanye West’s Tweets Are Fatal," 6 May 2018 Striking a balance The way this team was built proves McPhee believed the team could be competitive immediately. Kevin Allen, USA TODAY, "Five reasons the Vegas Golden Knights continue to thrive as NHL's most-successful expansion team," 27 Apr. 2018 The Harvard prof writes: The deep state has been blamed for many things since Donald Trump became president, including by the president himself. James Freeman, WSJ, "An Anti-Trumper vs. ‘The Deep State’," 24 Apr. 2018

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1838, in the meaning defined above

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alleviating pain or harshness

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