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The interim report on the investigation, carried out from September 2006 to March 2007, said 17 victims of wartime sexual slavery, known euphemistically in Japan as ''comfort women,'' have been identified in northern China's Shanxi Province and on the southern island of Hainan.
Watchers sometimes enjoy spectacular courtship and mating behavior as the males roll over, displaying what's euphemistically called the ``Pink Floyd.
Memories of a father, mother, brother, sister, daughter, son or a close friend killed needlessly in the 30 years of barbarity which we euphemistically call the Troubles.
magazine Newsweek last week, Abe apologized for the mistreatment of the women, referred to euphemistically in Japan as ''comfort women,'' saying Japan feels responsible.
Beginning at some locations this winter, NBC will be beaming long-form promos - euphemistically described as short-form programming in the announcement - for play before the feature.
Urgent action is needed to combat the seedy spread of what we euphemistically call date-rape.
I live in a third-floor apartment at the intersection of two busy streets from which I am assaulted, frequently, by the strains of what is euphemistically titled ``music,'' a type, which to my uneducated ear, totally lacks harmony and melody.
STATE Legislative Analyst Elizabeth Hill describes the state budget euphemistically.
LOS Angeles County judges have operated a slush fund euphemistically called the ``coffee and flowers fund'' supported in part by child custody and support cases for nearly 40 years.
Sex slaves were euphemistically called comfort women.
When it was pointed out that what subscribers were complaining about wasn't missing the contests, but what could euphemistically described as the houseguests' bad behavior, which isn't aired in the first place, Tellem responded, ``There are a lot of cameras,'' to some derisive hoots from the assembled television journalists.
The petition also calls for the revision of other history texts that significantly reduce the description of the euphemistically termed ''comfort women,'' or those women, mostly from the Korean Peninsula, who were forced to provide sex to Japanese soldiers during the war, the members said.