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avoid

to make a plea or a contract void.
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"Today is the first international #SmogDay, a moment to remember all of the people who have died prematurely, and avoidably, because of air pollution.
How do we negotiate the affective relationship that is avoidably going to take place in the encounter?
Such prominent structural break (which, to the best of our knowledge, has not been previously detected and analysed) suggests substantial benefits from EU membership especially considering that, by sponsoring an overpowered integration model, Britain joined too late, at a bad moment in time and at an avoidably larger cost.
* 4 out of 5 visually impaired or visually impaired people are avoidably so--preventable causes are as high as 80% of the total global visual impairment burden.
To excise avoidable waste, the ACO looks at gaps in care for those populations --frequent emergency department use for nonemergencies, avoidably high levels of diabetes and obesity, too-high readmission rates, unnecessarily high post-acute care costs, etc.
They are two people trying to play by rules that can make little sense and officials with the authority to apply them make mistakes routinely--and avoidably.
Are the rich countries violating human rights when they, in collaboration with Southern elites, impose a global institutional order under which, foreseeably and avoidably, hundreds of millions cannot attain "a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care" (Universal Declaration of Human Rights [section]25)?
But the plight of the Ethiopians is not like that: if nobody helps them, they will be avoidably worse off through no fault of their own.
Health courts will also need to calculate a victim's future economic loss and, compared to the VICP, will have to do so (1) with arguably fewer statutory shortcuts; (2) often in the course of apportioning damages between various healthcare providers; (3) typically while quantifying the defendant's aggravation of a plaintiff's underlying medical condition; (4) while, at least sometimes, reducing the plaintiff's damages because of the plaintiff's negligent aggravation of her avoidably inflicted injury; (5) while, on some occasions, guessing what a hypothetical patient would have agreed to concerning medical treatment if adequately informed; and (6) in certain cases, calculating compensation for a plaintiff's lost chance at recovery or survival.
Ms Harkin, said: "Both today's rise in diabetes and an ageing Europe threaten to increase the numbers of avoidably vision-impaired and blind persons.
Because the profound importance of institutional responsibilities is still poorly understood, my focus is on them and especially on the negative duty not to contribute to the design or imposition of institutional arrangements under which human rights foreseeably and avoidably remain unfulfilled.
Tuning a car radio; when the driver was avoidably distracted by this action ?