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n. in the midst of or actively involved in at that time, as "in the course of business, course of employment, course of trade."

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COURSE. The direction in which a line runs in surveying.
     2. When there are no monuments, (q.v.) the land must be bounded by the courses and distances mentioned in the patent or deed. 4 Wheat. 444; 3 Pet. 96; 3 Murph. 82; 2 Har. & John. 267; 5 Har. & John. 254. When the lines are actually marked, they must be adhered to, though they vary from the course mentioned in the deeds. 2 Overt. 304; 7 Wheat. 7. 1 See 3 Call, 239 7 Mont. 333. Vide Boundary; Line.

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But Tarrant's agent said yesterday: "Chris thought the programme had run its course. He wasn't approached but if he was, he would have politely turned it down.
Let it run its course but he is not conceding, Abby said.
Africa's Ebola outbreak has not run its course and around 30 people are still getting infected each week, the United Nations' special envoy for the deadly disease, David Nabarro, said on Monday.
Washington, Feb 24 ( ANI ): Oscar Pistorius' family has said they realise the law should run its course in statement on Saturday after the Paralympic champion was released on bail for allegedly killing his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
While the economic recession is over and economic growth is strengthening, the construction recession may not run its course for another 18 months, hindering an improvement in cement consumption for the next two years according to the most recent economic forecast from the Portland Cement Association (PCA).
As Stacey is forced to explain exactly how and why she killed Archie, Max is faced with a choice - should he protect her secret or should he let justice run its course?
GODIVA'S APPRENTICE I asked my new apprentice to take on this task for me, "Check out the alterations on our hotel property", Well it seems she's done a real good job, Made sure all work had run its course, Though perhaps I should have said, It's not the place to take a horse.
NEW Labour has "run its course" according to Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman, who called for his party to come up with new ideas.
Insects are a natural part of the health of a forest and at times, it is essential to let the life cycle run its course, he says.