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world affairs


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n world affairs affairs between nations "you can't really keep up with world affairs by watching television"
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  • Benjamin Franklin
    “In the affairs of this world, men are saved not by faith, but by the want of it.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    “The world is full of fools and faint hearts; and yet everyone has courage enough to bear the misfortunes, and wisdom enough to manage the affairs of his neighbor.”
  • John Updike
    “An affair wants to spill, to share its glory with the world. No act is so private it does not seek applause.”
  • Milarepa
    “The affairs of the world will go on forever. Do not delay the practice of meditation.”


In literature:

The FPA did this job through its Councils on World Affairs, which had been set up in key cities throughout the United States.
"The Invisible Government" by Dan Smoot
Happy is it for the world that this affair did not take place.
"Boswell's Correspondence with the Honourable Andrew Erskine, and His Journal of a Tour to Corsica" by James Boswell
Handel was very wise in this world's affairs.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14" by Elbert Hubbard
I hope Sir Wycherly is equally provident as to his worldly affairs?
"The Two Admirals" by J. Fenimore Cooper
All this time we were most intensely anxious to know how military affairs were progressing in the world without.
"Daring and Suffering:" by William Pittenger
The world rang with the affair.
"The White Invaders" by Raymond King Cummings
My whole-soul devotion to worldly affairs was severed.
"Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Little affairs of this kind are incident to fashionable society all over the world!
"An Outcast" by F. Colburn Adams
Neither did the affairs of the wilderness wholly debar intercourse with the civilized world.
"Albert Gallatin" by John Austin Stevens
Affairs in the world outside had moved rapidly during the past few days.
"Manasseh" by Maurus Jokai
All in one day, since we took our place in this world and tried to mix up in its affairs.
"The Girl in the Golden Atom" by Raymond King Cummings
So, when life is lengthened in the body, we must attend to the affairs of this world.
"The Parables of Our Lord" by William Arnot
My worldly affairs are in good order, so that you will not have much trouble.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
Now, it is a well-known fact in the affairs of this world, that many strange things occur in a most unaccountable manner.
"The Norsemen in the West" by R.M. Ballantyne
Who would not go about, with all his affairs such as the world might know, if it were possible?
"Dr. Wortle's School" by Anthony Trollope
The Irish might call these Irish rebellions, but in reality they were world affairs.
"The Wind Bloweth" by Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
Not only did the women manage the affairs of this world, but had more influence than men with the good powers of heaven.
"Shawl-Straps" by Louisa M. Alcott
Laura has discriminated in this affair, like a shrewd woman of the world that she is already.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
One among them was destined to be more potent in world affairs than all the rest.
"The Golden Judge" by Nathaniel Gordon
He believes that the world and all the affairs of mankind move in deep-worn ruts.
"Desk and Debit" by Oliver Optic

In news:

China signals more active role in world affairs .
Dan Kelly's Korner: World affairs, ripped from the headlines.
The World Affairs Council of San Antonio.
Obama's Education in World Affairs .
World affairs are topics for Galaxie Library discussion.
University of Richmond Professor Shelia Carapico spoke to the World Affairs Council at the Jefferson Hotel last night about the current situation in Egypt.
US Sen John McCain says he is disappointed with his party's presidential candidate for sidestepping world affairs in his campaign for the White House.
America's voice 'muted' in world affairs .
Great Decisions' world affairs education series runs through March.
As China finds bigger place in world affairs, its wealth breeds hostility.
Veteran journalist Ted Koppel will speak at a public discussion of contemporary journalism, politics and world affairs at the University of Notre Dame.
World Affairs Council returns to island.
Since the beginning of time, women have played a vital role in the affairs of the world.
O'Dwyer's Blog: Covering PR, public affairs, marketing and the world of communications.
O'Dwyer's Blog : Covering PR, public affairs, marketing and the world of communications.

In science:

This state of affairs is shared with most real-world applications.
A Flexible Pragmatics-driven Language Generator for Animated Agents
Armstrong (1997), A World of States of Affairs, Cambridge: University Press. F.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
Those two problems called the present author’s attention for their potentiality as simple pedagogical examples capable of establishing strong links between textbook physics and the real world of economical and industrial affairs.
Simple circuit theory and the solution of two electricity problems from the Victorian Age
Note that we are using the word “event” here in the standard sense of “set of possible worlds” (as opposed to “transition between states of affairs”); essentially we are identifying events with propositions.
Causes and Explanations: A Structural-Model Approach. Part II: Explanations
Now most people obtain information from Internet by search engines, which give us great convenience in our daily life. But for many people, finding the information they really want on the World-Wide Web is still a hit-and-miss affair.
Domain resource integration system