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predict

(pri-dikt′) [L. praedicere, to foretell]
To declare what will happen; foretell. In clinical observations, it is to make an educated estimate about the natural history of a disease or its prognosis.
predictable (-dikt′ă-bĕl), adjectivepredictive (-dik′tiv)
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And, just as predictably, Republican partisans and Bush loyalists jumped immediately into the fray to unquestioningly defend what they insist is the president's constitutional authority and responsibility to protect the nation.
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In the long term, they would like to provide exchange members SCA and collaboration applications, third-party and best-practices content, and even access to business services - as well as the marketplace - so that they can develop, build, and launch product more predictably, improve cycle times, and reduce inventory costs for all industry participants.
Predictably, nearly all survey respondents preferred long-term investors, but, less predictably, over half--58 percent--said active long-term investors are most helpful in maximizing the long-term value of their companies.
Beginning at 8:15 am on Friday, February 23rd and ending at 6:00 pm on Saturday, February 24th, the Extreme Business Makeovers 2007 Seminar is designed to help entrepreneurs consistently and predictably grow their businesses, with much less stress and effort.
Non-Chinese officials who interviewed Wang in Germany, predictably, found him to be entirely sane and remarkably well-adjusted for a veteran of Beijing's psychiatric gulag.
Another Day at the Office, the show's centerpiece, recalls the form of The Epic Tour, with visitors locking themselves into a plywood cubicle in which, perched on a seat that swivels past a series of backlit shadow-box stations, they can initiate the unfolding of various predictably unhappy events--such as rockets heading toward an aircraft or one figure sodomizing another with a broom handle--with the push of a button.
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Cathexis cites the following behaviors -- heretofore considered unremarkable by psychiatrists -- as evidence of Napoleon's borderline personality disorder: his frequent screaming fits when his wife Josephine refused to spoon-feed him at state dinners; his reckless impulsiveness, evidenced by reports that the diminutive commander snuck up behind his lieutenants with a tiding crop and a croissant and delivered what he called "les tromps de la guerre;" his fear of being abandoned and unloved, which predictably enough caused lifelong bedwetting and an urge to control everybody, everywhere, all the time; and his periodic delusions of grandeur, during which he repeatedly claimed to be a 6'8" Nubian goat herder sent to France on a secret mission for the Sun God.
Perhaps predictably, Linda Hamilton and her colleagues found a correlation between age and injuries.
While this plot line has potential for complex character development, the Dawg and the Diva essentially live up to their titles by doing predictably conniving things.