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Substance abuse A popular term for the first drink of an alcoholic's day, which he believes helps steady himself, or 'treats' a hangover
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The scientists who conducted the research on behalf of Murdoch University in Perth have said it is "eye-opening", The Guardian reported.
According to the actual eye diagram, it can be concluded that height of the eye-opening indicates the amplitude of the received signal.
"Our team came to BroadcastAsia from Myanmar and so far, the conference's OTT content has been eye-opening as to what will be coming next!
"It was an eye-opening loss for me," said Williams.
EYE-OPENING: Students Charlotte Rogers, Ashley Clare, Matthew Nixon, Helen Hawkins and George Robinson
So far we've had Gabby Logan being driven around Munich by Owen Hargreaves, while mulling over his likely move to Manchester United, an eye-opening Through The Keyhole-style mooch around Ricky Hatton's pad (he lives next to his mum and has some seats from Maine Road and a Del Trotter threewheeled van out the back) and Sir Matthew Pincent's eye-opening chinwag with Dwain Chambers.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), components of the National Institutes of Health, have collaborated with HBO to create an eye-opening documentary, ADDICTION, to air on Thursday, March 15 (9:00-10:30 p.m.
issue) concerning transracial adoption were eye-opening for me, and not in a good way.
Adapted from ABC News anchor John Stossel's eye-opening new book Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity, the piece presents a flow chart from hell.
In moldmaking and mold components, the numbers are really eye-opening: 46 exhibitors from China, 18 from Taiwan, 17 from Portugal, 14 from Korea, and six from Hong Kong, plus smaller numbers from 16 other countries.
An eye-opening novel, definitely written to the beat of a different drummer.
Perhaps it is because Seddon looks at industries other than durable goods that his application of the Toyota Production System-style thinking is so eye-opening and all the more valuable for those who don't consider themselves to be service workers (you probably are one).--GSV