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PLANNERS have dashed hopes of a new takeaway in Shepley.
A faulty seismometer that can't hold its vacuum seal, built by France's national space agency, dashed hopes of an on-time launch.
The burden of six weeks of dashed hopes and unrelenting uncertainty shows on the faces of fishermen and their families here in this coastal Louisiana parish.
Aircraft engine maker Rolls-Royce has dashed hopes of a return to growth next year after orders were delayed or cancelled due to worsening economic conditions.
ROLLS-ROYCE has dashed hopes for a return to growth next year after seeing customers delay or cancel orders due to worsening economic conditions.
SECURITY group G4S dashed hopes for a speedy recovery from its Olympics woes by warning that this year will be just as challenging.
The governor's comments have dashed hopes that the central bank would reduce its interest rates anytime soon.
Dashed hopes for significant progress in tackling the eurozone sovereign debt crisis at the two-day meeting also weighed on the market, Brokers said.
Both Chanderpaul and Bravo added 110 runs for the fourth wicket, but their late dismissals have dashed hopes of a thrilling climax to the series.
central bank dashed hopes of further economic stimulus
A second major explosion five days later dashed hopes that any workers had survived.
According to traders, the results dashed hopes of an improvement in the bank's full-year performance.