(a.) Dearly beloved; regarded with especial kindness and tenderness; favorite.
(1) Turner was at a meeting last month where the Chancellor, Alistair Darling, clinched an agreement with the five biggest UK banks – Barclays, HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds Banking Group and Standard Chartered – to accept the G20 principles.
(2) Banda, 64, began her term as a darling of the west, inheriting the presidency after the unexpected death of her predecessor, Bingu wa Mutharika, in 2012.
(3) At $226, Netflix's share price is up 220% in the last year, 172% in the last six months, once again enjoying internet darling status.
(4) Darling, one of the Cabinet's Eeyores, took a more cautious view but even he has been surprised by the length, depth and breadth of the crisis.
(5) Having bought the album as a present for her 12-year-old daughter, Tipper Gore, wife of Al, was horrified by the lyrics to Darling Nikki.
(6) Darling's pledge to cap VAT at 17.5% and lower bingo taxes were overshadowed by a surprise national insurance hike and a squeeze on public sector workers.
(7) It is now a little more than five years since Alistair Darling bailed out RBS.
(8) In a sign of Labour's need to avoid tension with business, Darling was careful to stress he was not criticising the signatories but said: "I wonder if one of their finance directors came to them and said 'look, we have this wonderful idea, and we are going to pay with it by savings we have not yet identified and by calculations we cannot verify', they would say 'that is complete nonsense'."
(9) A green investment bank or fund is expected to be unveiled in Alastair Darling's budget tomorrow.
(10) The government is to sell off water allocations to farmers who operate alongside the Murray-Darling river system for the first time since a deal that aims to end two decades of arguments on how to manage the resource.
(11) Osborne and Alistair Darling would be daft to rule out a 20% VAT band; don't expect them to admit as much this side of polling day.
(12) In the pre-budget report, Darling announced £20bn in tax cuts and increased spending, in an attempt to stop the UK economy falling off a cliff.
(13) His electorate includes the city of Toowoomba and parts of the Darling Downs farming region.
(14) Once a stock market darling, the company issued two profit warnings in six months, prompting fears that its stellar growth had peaked.
(15) This would mean that everyone earning under £35,000 would be protected from the planned rise in national insurance announced by Darling in the budget.
(16) The chancellor stressed that Britain’s relationship with the EU would remain unchanged for the time being – and ditched the idea, launched alongside his predecessor Alistair Darling during the campaign – that an emergency budget would be necessary within weeks, as Brexit slams the brakes on the economy.
(17) But the theory that this meant Salmond's Scottish National party government had agreed to free Megrahi was untenable, Darling said.
(18) Darling told an event in London today that the Wall Street firm had failed to understand that the public's attitude to bonuses had changed dramatically after its admission last week that it was on track to pay out record bonuses from an estimated $22bn (about £13bn) bonus pool.
(19) Now it is up to 50% and Darling admitted in his budget speech that it would rise to 80% over the next few years.
(20) It also found high levels of negativity on the issue of independence towards Alistair Darling, the Better Together chairman and former Labour chancellor, and David Cameron, the prime minister.
(n.) A child's puppet; a toy baby for a little girl.
(1) Russia Facebook Twitter Pinterest Russian dolls in the likeness of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and the US president-elect, Donald Trump.
(2) It is still weird that "arts and crafts" is in the same category as dolls.
(3) The authors argue for the use of structured interview techniques with use of the anatomical dolls and the collection of normative comparison data relative to the evaluation of suspected sexual abuse.
(4) This judgement is particularly significant for the UK as it was the testimony of two leading experts, Professor Nicholas J. Wald and Sir Richard Doll, whose evidence helped convince the Judge about the harmful health effects of passive smoke.
(5) Although she's been performing since 2000 – in the punk-cabaret duo the Dresden Dolls , in a controversial conjoined-twin mime act called Evelyn Evelyn (they wear a specially constructed two-person dress and have been castigated by disability groups for presenting conjoined twins as circus freaks, an accusation she denies) – in her new band, Amanda Palmer And The Grand Theft Orchestra , she's suddenly become a kind of phenomenon.
(6) Natasha Walter, the feminist author, was struck by the supportive atmosphere of Mumsnet when she was writing Living Dolls: the Return of Sexism , a few years ago.
(7) These dolls can be used by trained professionals to help make conclusions about a child's background.
(8) So many young female tennis players look like dolls, the confusion of woman with (sex) doll is almost natural for the broadcaster swimming in the miasma of his own idiocy.
(9) This is a coded attack on the sexy, grownup images that surround dolls such as Barbie and Bratz.
(10) It was found that the maternity instinct is inborn but it starts to show only during the second year of life and is manifested in the form of playing with dolls and reaches its peak at the age of 3-5 years.
(11) The Makie dolls are another example of commercial production, Rowley points out.
(12) All the usual suspects are making an appearance, including mice on their mice organ, Gabriel the toad, Madeleine the rag doll and Professor Yaffle.
(13) Doll immediately gave up his own five cigarettes a day habit.
(14) Each doll can be customised according to skin tone, eye colour and hair colour to look like its owner.
(15) "Selling this doll is highly offensive to our ancestors and the African-American community," Rev KW Tulloss, NAC's president in Los Angeles, told the New York Daily News.
(16) Both groups did not differ from each other in respect to frequency of tomboyish behavior or interest in doll play and other aspects of materanl rehearsal.
(17) Principally, there was the legal conflict with actor James Woods, who in 1988 accused her of exotic harassments including leaving a disfigured doll outside his home in Beverly Hills.
(18) Another man in a pirate hat covered in voodoo dolls approached the screen, placing a live rooster on the stage as if offering it to the football gods.
(19) A giant inflatable doll with the face of Shaker Aamer , the last British resident held at Guantánamo who returned to the UK last October after 14 years’ incarceration, was displayed not far from the White House fence and front lawn.
(20) 33 children were asked to identify from an array of pictures the one which best represented a doll's view of the stimulus display.