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"What we see is that they are letting the opportunity to establish normal, systematic, mutually beneficial dialogue with the international community slip away."
Sources say two managed to slip away right after completing their training, while three came back with multiple visas to pursue private careers abroad.
If they allow Blair to slip away, then another bad decision.
Chuvalo's chance at the championship bout he had longed for all his professional career seemed to slip away.
However, he wasted his opportunity to put the Frenchman under more pressure with several unforced errors to let the game and match slip away 15-10, 15-10, 15-5.
Hull's hopes began to slip away when Green was sent off just before half time and soon after a cross from Walker led to veteran striker Flack bundling the ball into the net.
However, U.S.-made textiles are seeing their share of the consumption slip away to imports from Asian countries.
But the agents held on to most of their business, letting about $6 million to $7 million in renewals slip away. However, new applications dropped 60% from 1998.
Slip away from the noise of the city in its first vestpocket park.
Led nowhere By a strange non-person with no plan Whose name I can't pronounce, who disappears, Who wanters off forgotten and unfound, A child's bad dream, a mortal man's, Whose life has slipped away, as faith Can slip away from people as they age, Like a swan floating under a bridge On dark water at night, just The slightest streak of white, then nothing.
A J Cooney, Coventry David Cameron has said he is afraid his memory will "slip away" like his mentor Margaret Thatcher's did (Mirror, Oct 15).
JUVENTUS v ROMA ESPN, 7.45pm ROMA are chasing silverware on three fronts but their best chance of a trophy could slip away when they face Juventus in tonight's Coppa Italia quarterfinal, writes Michael Brear.