Character 6
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Pronunciations /steɪts/

Definitions and meanings of "States"

What do we mean by states?

A condition; a set of circumstances applying at any given time.

High social standing or circumstance.

A polity.

(stochastic processes) An element of the range of the random variables that define a random process.

(grammar) The lexical aspect (aktionsart) of verbs or predicates that do not change over time.

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The word "states" in example sentences

Often, Democratic-voting blue states are \ "donor states\" - they put more dollars into the federal kitty than they get back in benefits. ❋ Unknown (2010)

VIEW FAVORITES yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = '\'Arabs revising peace plan to win Israel backing for 2 states\' '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Arab states are revising elements of a 2002 peace plan to encourage Israel to agree to the establishment of a demilitarized Palestinian state, the London-based paper Al-Quds al-Arabi reported Wednesday. ' ❋ Unknown (2009)

VIEW FAVORITES yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Eliot Spitzer: How to Ground The Street'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'When the attorneys general of all 50 states sought to investigate subprime lending, believing that some lending practices might be toxic, we were blocked by a coalition of the major banks and the Bush administration, which invoked a rarely used statute to preempt the states\' ability to probe. ❋ Unknown (2008)

Administration officials said the 2003 Medicare law required them to charge the states, in exchange for taking over the states\ 'Medicaid drug costs. ❋ Unknown (2005)

The Webb-Kenyon Act was passed in 1913 to enable the states to close this remaining loophole that essentially discriminated in favor of out-of-state sellers of alcohol and undermined the states¡¦ ability to enforce their laws in dry states. ❋ Unknown (2004)

You say, _that the people of the North would not think it "neighborly and friendly" if "the people of the slave states were to form societies, subsidize presses, make large pecuniary contributions, &c. to burn the beautiful capitals, destroy the productive manufactories, and sink the gallant ships of the northern states_." ❋ American Anti-Slavery Society (N/A)

And let it be here particularly noted, that this union was a union of states, _as states_. ❋ Andrew W. Young (N/A)

On the other hand, the union under the constitution is a union, not of the states, as such, but of the _people of the states_. ❋ Andrew W. Young (N/A)

Saxony, and America; and the Protestant will see the Catholic states of Belgium, Bavaria, and France, all granting full liberty of conscience -- leaving every creed to settle its tenets with its conscience, and dealing, _as states_, only with citizens, not sects. ❋ Thomas Osborne Davis (1829)

The ten least healthy states are all among the "red" states*. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Open Letter to Utah Governor regarding Diebold fraud and collusion with Lt. Gov's office yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Open Letter to Utah Governor regarding Diebold fraud and collusion with Lt. Gov\'s office'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: Utah paid Diebold for new voting machines but the evidence clearly shows that Diebold delivered a combination of new and used voting machines, some of which had been rejected after use in other states; and others which were rejected in other states\' acceptance testing. ' ❋ Unknown (2006)

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitutions and unacknowledged by our laws, giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation for quartering large bodies of armed troops among us; for protecting them by a mock trial from punishment for any murders which they should commit on the inhabitants of these states; for cutting off our trade with all parts of the world; for imposing taxes on us without our consent; for depriving us [] in many cases of the benefits of trial by jury; for transporting us beyond seas to be tried for pretended offences; for abolishing the free system of English laws in a neighboring province, establishing therein an arbitrary government, and enlarging its boundaries, so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these [_states_] (colonies); for taking away our charters, abolishing our most valuable laws, and altering fundamentally the forms of our governments; for suspending our own legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever. ❋ Thomas Jefferson (1784)

The following passage occurs in it, p. 34: "When the rights reserved by the constitution to the different states are deliberately violated, it is the duty and the right of those states to interfere, in order to check the progress of the evil, to resist usurpation, and to maintain, within their respective limits, those powers and privileges which belong to them as _independent sovereign states_. ❋ Alexis De Tocqueville (1832)

If a label states that you cannot wash or dry-clean a shade, I would believe it. ❋ CHERYL MENDELSON (2005)

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