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second

(Backer), noun advocate, aide, angel, backer, champion, endorser, patron, promoter, supporter

second

(Moment), noun before you know it, brief peeiod of time, flash, flash of an eyelid, instant

second

verb approve, assist, authorize, back, back up, confirm, endorse, favor, pass, ratify, receipt, recommend, sanction, stand behind, subscribe, support, validate, vote for, warrant
Associated concepts: second lien
See also: abet, abettor, advocate, agree, aid, approve, assist, assistant, backer, bear, concur, confirm, countersign, deputy, endorse, help, indorse, justify, organize, point, proctor, promote, recommend, replacement, side, support, uphold

SECOND. A measure equal to one sixtieth part of a minute. Vide Measure.

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On Lucknow station platform he watched young De Castro, all covered with prickly-heat, get into a second-class compartment.
It was into a second-class cabin, on the starboard side, that I was promptly thrust in irons, and the door locked upon me as though I were another Raffles.
He had left the army and had made himself so obnoxious to his family by his laziness and impudence, that an exasperated brother-in-law had made superhuman efforts to procure him an appoint- ment in the Company as a second-class agent.
In the prison the second-class convict Rodion Raskolnikov has been confined for nine months.
But it's not all bad news as Royal Mail said they are cutting the cost of sending second-class medium parcels weighing up to 2kg.
Royal Mail also announced that it is simplifying and cutting the price of sending a second-class medium parcel, and will maintain prices for second-class small parcels which was introduced as a Christmas promotion.
Egypt Post will develop 400 second-class post offices under the organisation's investment plan for fiscal year (FY) 2014/2015, said Refaat Shebal, vice chairman of Egypt Post's Board of Directors.
He said: "Choice is do you want to be first-class Scot, running own country or second-class one that lets someone else?
The company said it intended to cut compensation for untracked first and second-class letters and parcels from PS46 to PS20 but will continue to pay compensation for delayed items.
You hear about inflation every day, but it's only when you pay PS6 for a book of 12 second-class stamps that you really appreciate the full horror of rising prices.
Mumbai: For the first time, millions of commuters who use the suburban trains of Central Railway will be able to travel with a little more comfort as cushioned seats are being provided for second-class compartments in place of hard wooden seats or the recent ones made of polycarbonate.