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SECOND. A measure equal to one sixtieth part of a minute. Vide Measure.

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5: division winner with second-best record at division winner with third-best record
The whole second-best story resurrected when Egyptian actress Sumaya Al Khashab threw Dalia under the bus, by revealing that she was offered Dalia's role in "Al Qasirat" (Minors) first, but turned it down and only then the producers' contacted Dalia as their last-minute resort.
The timocratic soul, characterized by its governance by spirit and its consequent desire for esteem and aversion to shame, is ranked as the second-best kind of soul, though this should strike us as surprising since the timocratic figure would seem to be duplicitous, intellectually passive, and at the mercy of the fortuitous opinions of others.
"This would give Beijing access to the world's second-best weapons technology and would be a solid boost over the Russian systems it has [previously] bought," Hawkins points out.
Because of Haley's popularity and manipulative tactics, Anna is abandoned by even her second-best friends.
This does not have to be a second-best substitute but rather a better-than opportunity for relationships of the future.
In his last will and testament, dated March 25, 1616 (about one month before his death), William Shakespeare bequeathed his "second-best" bed to his wife.
But their obsessions with not being seen as second-best causes them to welcome any novelty that gets Birmingham headlines in the national and international press.
Gloucester were a distant second-best, their only scores arriving through two Ludovic Mercier penalties.
He also noted that while '01 auto and light truck sales were likely to finish the year down by 500,000 units, such a sales rate would remain the second-best auto sales year in history.
JOE CALZAGHE has vowed to pack away his pulverising punches the moment he feels second-best.
This paper investigates second-best allocations where the government lacks full information about consumer types, and how such allocations may be implemented through notch schemes.