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Don''t play down by the railway, listen to whatmumand dad say Cos I went toplay by the railway, and Iwon''t be home today.
It is a very forward-orientated game they play down there, and I think that should stand me in good stead.
As usual, some Catholics tried to play down the Pope's admonition, such as Professor Michael Higgins (see footnote 1 p.
From applying just enough makeup to accentuate one's best features and play down one's worst features without overdoing it, to dressing in a stylish yet professional manner, watching one's verbal and nonverbal communication behaviors and eliminating bad habits, Success in 30 Seconds offers a wealth of easily internalized tips, tricks, and techniques.
Far greater disclosure is now required under Sarbanes-Oxley, and companies that have tried to play down or gloss over exposures have sometimes found themselves consumed by the resulting problems, he added.
With his philosophy, rematerialisierung der Modern, Mackler seems to want to play down the iconic and revive site specific and appropriate architecture, in the original spirit of the Modern Movement.
PATRICK VIEIRA'S agent continues to play down speculation linking the Arsenal skipper with a move to Real Madrid.