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n. in the midst of or actively involved in at that time, as "in the course of business, course of employment, course of trade."

COURSE. The direction in which a line runs in surveying.
     2. When there are no monuments, (q.v.) the land must be bounded by the courses and distances mentioned in the patent or deed. 4 Wheat. 444; 3 Pet. 96; 3 Murph. 82; 2 Har. & John. 267; 5 Har. & John. 254. When the lines are actually marked, they must be adhered to, though they vary from the course mentioned in the deeds. 2 Overt. 304; 7 Wheat. 7. 1 See 3 Call, 239 7 Mont. 333. Vide Boundary; Line.

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But he was mum on the details of that course of action, saying he did not want to preempt the 'important' presidential announcement.
This course of action could also spawn several subcourses of action.
Based on consumer communication, the solution determines the necessary course of action the consumer needs and acts on it.
The party decided its course of action if the report turned out to be adverse, as well as its response to a positive one.
In view of the advantages and disadvantages of different management strategies for controlling seasonal influenza in healthy adults recommending the use of antiviral drugs for the treatment of people presenting with symptoms is unlikely to be the most appropriate course of action.
Smart Growth and Health for the Future: "Our Course of Action" Delaware County, Ohio [published correction appears in Journal of Environmental Health, 71 (8)], Journal of Environmental Health, 71(1), 28-30.
Each course of action must be feasible and no course of action can rely on the only current alternative course of action, "hope."
However, the spokesman said officials agreed to wait and see what the company says before deciding its course of action.
"Rather than continue this program," Young said, "I have decided that the best course of action is to provide the Army with an opportunity to define a coherent, disciplined Kiowa Warrior helicopter replacement program, and to obtain more rigorous contract terms for its development."
If I do think of such a course of action (perhaps in a daydream), or if someone proposes it to me, I will be disposed to exclude it from the set of possibilities I entertain, without pausing to consider its particular merits and disadvantages.
If they believed such a law was necessary in light of the very real threat that we face in the United Kingdom today, then why did they not take this course of action?

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