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Ofunne abandons matrimony because it becomes the symbol of her vitiation.
The section also provides for the vitiation of an election when the SBP participant dies within two years of their election; and lump sum repayment of the amount of retirement pay that was reduced by the election.
ongoing reflection on the vitiation of communication, a poetry that
The more distinctive or unique the mark the deeper is its impress upon the public consciousness and the greater its need for protection against vitiation or dissociation from the particular product in connection with which it has been used.
Thus, he argued, trademarks need the broadest possible protection from infringements: "the more distinctive or unique the mark, the deeper is its impress upon the public consciousness, and the greater its need for protection against vitiation or dissociation from the particular product in connection with which it has been used.
Permitting any further use would result in the vitiation of an entire
1 IT 2 IBIS 3 INHIBIT 4 GIVE 5 EVE 6 VINE 7 VITRIFY 8 VITIATION 9 NIX 10 OX 11 EXIT 12 EXIGUITY 13 EXHI- 14 EXPENSIVE 15 EXTRO- BITION VERT 16 EXUVIATE 17 EXU- 19 EXTISPEX 20 EXO- 21 EXO- VIATION NARTHEX TOXIN 40 AXLE 41 EXPLOSION 42 EXPLOI- TATION 44 EXPLETIVE 45 EXOLVE 46 EXOLVING 49 SILK* 50 LAB 51 LIP 52 LIAISON 53 LITIGATION 54 LIVE 55 LOVE 56 LEVITY 57 LEVINING 58 LOVE- INSPIRING 59 HELIX 60 LOX 61 LUXATION 62 LUXURIA- TION 64 LUXIVE 90 EXCEPT 91 EXCITE 92 EXCIPIENT 94 EXCE- SSIVE 95 EXCURVATE 96 EXCA- 97 EXCAVA- VATION TIONIST 99 HICK* 100 CAB
Earnestness has other more damaging consequences--a vitiation of language, a renunciation of playfulness, a tinny solemnity--that do not bode well for the future of our verse.
The arbitrary behavior of others thus subjects to vitiation the rule followers' property rights, a situation that directly contradicts the rule of law.
A suggestion from Sir Bob Scott,leader of Liverpool's successful bid for the title of Capital of Culture for 2008 that an in vitiation should be extended to hold the National Eisteddfod in the city that year has been dismissed by the Eisteddfod's director,Elfed Roberts, who confirmed that arrangements had already been finalised for Cardiff that year.
The vitiation of these proceedings is something which is to be greatly deplored.