Campaign contributions are the sine qua non
of gaining and keeping political influence
First Democracy provides readers with an understanding of the barriers preventing contemporary America in the opening decade of the 21st century from being a true democracy, as well as offering readers a provocative presentation of the democratic "sine qua non
": freedom from tyranny, social harmony, the rule of law, natural equality, citizen wisdom, reasoning without knowledge, and general education.
Today greed is usually the sine qua non
of drug development within the U.S.
As a sine qua non
for obtaining the loan, the negative pledge would arguably make the entire loan proceeds an amount "received or receivable" in respect of the covenant.
Prediction, in Hawkins' telling, is the sine qua non
I know not." When he went bankrupt soon after, the merchant declared that his "days of sentiment have gone"; from now on, "the sine qua non
Since the existence of that single cell embryo is, in the first place, the sine qua non
for most of these illicit procedures to be possible, it is only logical that the law should prohibit the creation of any single cell human organism by any technique.
Kudos to E Magazine for its important articles on population, especially "The Numbers Game." Stopping population growth is an environmental sine qua non
. Doug Moss' editorial ("Caring Capacity," E Word) in the same issue also makes some good points, except where it seems to imply that immigration reduction activists should abandon efforts to restrict immigration in favor of "address[ing] population growth and movement at its roots."
Bloomfield described internationally mandated national disarmament as the "sine qua non
" (indispensable condition) of a UN-dominated world order.
"Expressive typography is the sine qua non
of the graphic designer--font styles and parameters such as size and color are selected to lend additional interpretive potential to a plain text message.
English language proficiency is a sine qua non
for the success of the IMET program.