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DOUBLE. Twofold; as, double cost; double insurance; double plea.

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"But almost more serious is the double-dealing with the British public, where on the one hand Gordon Brown has completely refused to give his opinion on the release of this mass murderer, but on the other hand was content for the Libyans to be told that he shouldn't die in prison.
"The US-led Western coalition has never given up the double-dealing with terrorists in Syria," he said.
Dump the car on their doorstep, take them to court for breach of contract and sue them for inconvenience, stress and double-dealing. Don't take a replacement car, just get your money back and start again.
This is territory that Corrie has steered away from before, leaving all that gangster infighting to EastEnders and Brookside - but it has been played out well with real tensions caused by double-dealing.
Tomorrow the traitorous double-dealing Nina should get her come-uppance in the final episode of the "real time" drama on BBC2.
On top of this image of the pedestal, which in technical terms is called a "positive," is placed, back-to-front, an element of the same shape, but inverted: the "negative." A temporal reversal that takes the process backwards and places the "before" on top of the "after." Double-dealing time, in the sense of an account of the fabrication of the piece before our eyes.
All the while, evidence that the dictator was abusing his own people, not to mention double-dealing behind Washington's back, was pooh-poohed both publicly and privately by U.S.
But his daring leaves him in trouble when he discovers he's under suspicion of double-dealing. Michael Craig stars.Hart To Hart: Crimes Of The HartFive, 3.40pm THE crime-busting couple visit New York, where they set out to solve the mysterious death of a theatre worker.
The various threads weave together well to form an intricate web of backstabbing and double-dealing. In the background of all this intrigue are a magical threat from the frozen North and a threat of barbarian force from the windswept plains across the sea to the East.
They happened to know each other but were unaware of his double-dealing.
EDIE Falco, best known as gangster's wife Carmela in The Sopranos, is on the receiving end of double-dealing in this ambitious if overlong drama set in Florida.
For others he will be remembered as a double-dealing politician who talked out of both sides of his mouth.