preliminary step

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As a preliminary step, I was released from my promise to her.
Would not the prospect of a total indemnity for all the preliminary steps be a greater temptation to undertake and persevere in an enterprise against the public liberty, than the mere prospect of an exemption from death and confiscation, if the final execution of the design, upon an actual appeal to arms, should miscarry?
He also criticized the government "which is ignoring giving the displaced Syrians the status of refugees by western countries in a preliminary step towards nationalizing the displaced people in Lebanon.
As a preliminary step in this process, the City is considering the feasibility of replacing its present, custom-developed performance-based budgeting system with a COTS application that would provide a number of benefits to the City.
A member of municipality told France Press that building work would not commence now in Al-Swari neighborhood, and that this is only a preliminary step.
Discussion between Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and Zarif highlighted Qatar's welcome on the Geneva accord as a preliminary step for a comprehensive solution and to achieve stability in the region, the Director of Asian Affairs Department Yusuf Al-Sadah said in a statement to Qatar News Agency (QNA).
The preliminary step of a vote requesting the referendum was held in June but failed by a wide margin, collecting less than half of the required ballots.
The spokesman said this is not a FIFA investigation, but a preliminary step, fully in line with how any normal procedure would be conducted by FIFA's Disciplinary Department, adding until they establish more details, they cannot speculate on any sanctions, or indeed any next steps.
It has been reported earlier that government agencies have started compiling a statistical study, as a preliminary step to issue residential permits that will allow the Burmese community to look for jobs legally.
The agreement is effective immediately and is a preliminary step toward a full code sharing relationship expected to be finalized next year between the Canadian and Irish flag carriers.
The police are currently interrogating the students who indulged in the dangerous act in a preliminary step to refer them to the Public Prosecution.
Imams and preachers delivering the Friday sermon denounced the unjust decisions of the Arab League (AL) against Syria, considering the Arab economic sanctions as a preliminary step toward foreign interference in their country.

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