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In its decree, Liturgiam Authenticam (2001), the Vatican withdrew the "principle of dynamic equivalence" previously used for translations of the liturgy, and insisted instead that texts " be translated integrally and in the most exact manner, without omissions or additions in terms of their content, and without paraphrases or glosses." In one fell stroke, it rubbished the work of various bishops' conferences over the decades.
In one fell stroke, hundreds of millions of people have been lifted out of the morass of poverty -- from 37 per cent of the population being poor at the time the UPA came to power, the figure has come down to 21 per cent, we are told.
Losses incurred so far by regular followers of Pricewise could, however, be wiped out in one fell stroke should Tyrur Laurel make it through to next week's final.
George Clooney and his Hollywood A-list chums make a sequel to Ocean's Eleven and in one fell stroke makes themselves into B movie bandits.
He's now being talked about as the national side's in-form defender and has, at one fell stroke, resurrected his international career.
We would be able to fund our health service and public services and good causes at one fell stroke.
Pearl Harbour delivered him that unanimity in one fell stroke. In one morning the Japanese had brought the largest economy i n the world into war in Europe and in Asia.
Can all these be wished away with one fell stroke of the UCC?
But the Club preferred to stick to its usual `rules is rules' approach, thus in one fell stroke earning more bad will from everybody in greyhound racing than it could have with a thousand fines for knacker-meat positives.