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TIE. When two persons receive an equal number of votes at an election, there is said to be a tie.
     2. In that case neither is elected. When the votes are given on any question to be decided by a deliberative assembly, and there is a tie, the question is lost. Vide Majority.

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Retirement had been considered for Tie The Knot following his defeat in the Cox Plate last October, but an upturn in form put paid to that idea.
Tie The Knot will now try to win the A$800,000 Sydney Cup over two miles at Randwick on May 6 for a record third successive time.
Tie The Knot will bid to become the first horse to win three consecutive Sydney Cups.
The star revealed it was her dream to tie the knot in a winter wonderland but said her fans will be disappointed with her dress - because it will be a modest affair.
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The big disappointment was the failure of Tie The Knot, who finished eighth, nearly 10 lengths behind the winner.
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The couple had been enjoying a river boat cruise along the Thames after announcing they were to tie the knot next year.
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