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She refused the marriage at first; she said Fulbert would betray the secret to save her, and besides, she did not wish to drag down a lover who was so gifted, so honored by the world, and who had such a splendid career before him.
Exports drag down manufacturing figures GROWTH among smaller and medium-sized (SME) manufacturers remained positive in the three months to July, but exports dragged down overall performance, according the latest CBI SME Trends Survey.
Global Banking News-January 31, 2013--Fall in investment banking fees drag down Nomura profits(C)2013 ENPublishing - http://www.
What can drag down my score and how can I prevent that from happening?
Energy price deflation will continue to drag down headline inflation until November by an average of -1.