(1) Worst of all they are a sop to those who think censorship is the answer to powerlessness.
(2) Scores of sopping-wet pedestrians have complained to police after being splashed when motorists drove through puddles, figures show.
(3) After addition of ouabain (1 microM) the after potentials, after contractions, and SOP and SOT amplitude were significantly increased.
(4) Intracellular killing (KI), superoxide anion-producing capacity (SOP), and myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity were measured in 22 patients with esophageal cancer, 27 with gastric cancer, and 13 age-matched controls.
(5) In the present study, we have shown by single afferent unit recording in the organs of Lorenzini that L-serine-O-phosphate (L-SOP) decreases the resting discharge frequency as well as electrically evoked responses.
(6) Immediately after resuscitation, the following data were obtained; arterial (a) pH 7.17, PaCO2 37.8 mmHg, aHCO3- 13.2 mEq.l-1, venous (v) pH 7.09, PvCO2 57.5 mmHg, vHCO3- 16.6 mEq.l-1, CSF (c) pH 7.27, PcCO2 41.4 mmHg, cHCO3- 18.6 mEq.l-1, serum osmotic pressure (SOP) 310 mOsm.kg-1, and serum lactate (SL) 24.8 mg.dl-1.
(7) In a sop to UK sensibilities, Germany suggested a slight postponement and slight adjustment of the new regime in what looked like giving Osborne an opportunity to save face.
(8) "This bill is a sop to Eurosceptics on the Tory backbenches rather than a serious policy for Europe," said shadow Europe minister, Wayne David.
(9) The insertion of sop+ from the F plasmid or parB+ from the R1 plasmid reduced the loss frequency by a factor of 10(3) for the pBR322 derivative and by at least a factor of 10(2) for the mini-R1 plasmid.
(10) The BBC sessions version of Hey is one of my favourite ever songs and to hear that, as the sun was trying to break through, almost made me forget the fact I'd lost my waterproof and was walking about sopping wet in a glorified bin-liner.
(11) The present results therefore indicate that the environmental contaminants, HPO and SOP, lack any potential for modification of mammary gland or colon carcinogenesis under the conditions of the investigation.
(12) The month-long review will act as a sop to France's Socialist government that wants to keep American hands off what it has described as one of its "industrial jewels".
(13) The intraocular pressure (IOP) was decreased by 14 mm Hg to 3.9 and 4.9 mm Hg after SOP and VOP, respectively.
(14) This would be a drop in the ocean, and do nothing to resolve the mountain of outstanding debt; but it might be enough of a sop to Hollande for him to be able to claim he's shifted the debate towards growth.
(15) Myelomatosis developed in 10 SOP and 2 EMP patients, and this development did not correlate with the presence or absence of an M-component at the time of diagnosis of plasmacytoma.
(16) The offer of a referendum “was a concession to party, a manoeuvre to access some of the Ukip vote, a sop to the rampant anti-Europe feeling of parts of the media.
(17) The second provision was a sop to unions, and as such was seen as a Democratic ask: a tax on group health care plans – which would fund a reinsurance program to protect against early strain on the system from potentially lots of sick people and no healthy people signing up – was to be delayed.
(18) Fisher worked during the height of the recovery, helping launch boats that were going out to sop up oil.
(19) Previous studies have identified a glycoprotein (sOP 92) that is secreted by sheep oviductal epithelium and subsequently becomes associated with developing embryos.
(20) This year, in fact, was an exception, when very late in the day and as a sop to commuters, George Osborne announced that the formula would be simply RPI, forcing the rail companies into hurried changes to their complicated fares tables.
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(a.) Rising above; surpassing.
(a.) Hence, assuming superiority; proud.
(a.) Fine; gallant.
(n.) The act of one who tops; the act of cutting off the top.
(n.) The act of raising one extremity of a spar higher than the other.
(n.) That which comes from hemp in the process of hatcheling.
(1) More than £26bn was wiped off the value of Britain's top companieson Tuesday, according to FTSE Group.
(2) Cameron also used the speech to lambast one of the central announcements in the budget - raising the top rate of tax for people earning more than £150,000 to 50p from next year.
(3) Two years ago, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change declared Egypt's Nile Delta to be among the top three areas on the planet most vulnerable to a rise in sea levels, and even the most optimistic predictions of global temperature increase will still displace millions of Egyptians from one of the most densely populated regions on earth.
(4) Sift the cocoa powder over the top and lightly but thoroughly fold it in with the metal spoon.
(5) Autonomy, sense of accomplishment and time spent in patient care ranked as the top three factors contributing to job satisfaction.
(6) On Monday, the day after a party congress officially cementing Putin's candidacy in the 4 March presidential election, the top stories on Inosmi concerned modernisation, the eurozone crisis and Iran.
(7) Meanwhile, Brighton rock duo Royal Blood top this week's album chart with their self-titled album, scoring the UK's fastest selling British rock debut in three years.
(8) Tottenham not interested in topping Arsenal, says Mauricio Pochettino Read more The second half was less frenetic, with the space much tighter and the chances fewer.
(9) The night's special award went to armed forces broadcaster, BFBS Radio, while long-standing BBC radio DJ Trevor Nelson received the top prize of the night, the gold award.
(10) In a domino effect, everyone got down, one on top of the other.” A 29-year-old woman described blood and flesh that had been blown on to others.
(11) After the gunfight the marines made the shocking discovery of bodies of 58 men and 14 women in a room, some piled on top of each other.
(12) The announcement of Dame Helen Ghosh's departure from the top job at the Home Office the morning after the Olympics is likely to leave Whitehall looking "maler and paler".
(13) After the impact … I lost my balance, making my body unstable and falling on top of my opponent,” he said in his submission to the panel, which met on Wednesday, a day after Uruguay had beaten Italy 1-0 in a decisive group-stage match.
(14) The proportions of malnourished infants in BF+AF and BF groups were similar (3.2% and 2.4%, respectively, in males and 11.8% and 7.9%, respectively, in females) and significantly smaller than among top-fed infants (25% and 100% in males and females, respectively).
(15) United and West Ham are on similar runs and can feel pretty happy about themselves but are not as confident away from home as they are at home and that will have to change if they are to make ground on the top teams.
(16) In a triple tier configuration, females concentrated 66% of their travel on the top tier.
(17) In the Isa world, the past few weeks have seen a flurry of new launches , some offering table-topping rates .
(18) One of them got a gold medal in medicine, for being top of the year, but they dropped out for exactly these reasons.” These are not alarmist stories being spread by campaigners.
(19) But in the friendlies we tend to give those players a chance to show what they can do at the top level.
(20) We believe Oisin has a very exciting future at the BBC.” Clarkson, May and Hammond have signed up to launch a rival show on Amazon’s TV service , while Chris Evans is currently filming a new series of the BBC’s Top Gear show with fellow presenters Matt LeBlanc and Eddie Jordan.