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n. pl. socie·ties
a. The totality of people regarded as forming a community of interdependent individuals: working for the benefit of society.
b. A group of people broadly distinguished from other groups by mutual interests, participation in characteristic relationships, shared institutions, and a common culture: rural society; literary society.
2. An organization or association of persons engaged in a common profession, activity, or interest: a folklore society; a society of bird watchers.
3. The wealthy, socially dominant members of a community. Also called high society.
4. Companionship; company: enjoys the society of friends and family members.
5. Biology A colony or community of organisms, usually of the same species: an insect society.


a nation, community, or broad group of people who establish particular aims, beliefs, or standards of living and conduct.

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Q. Why is it so hip to be thin and fit???? not everyone can be as thin and as fit as the society demands? was it always like that ? because i feel like if you are gaining a little extra pounds you are doomed !!! people condem you as a less better man in the good case .. in the worst case you won't have friends ....

A. i think that the in the biological way of thinking - people are attracted to what seems healthy, it has more chance of giving healthy child that will survive. in African cultures that food is scarce- being big considered to be healthy and attractive. in our culture- being over weight means unhealthy, but so is too skinny. so going back and forth with a few ponds is fine. but the two extreme situations are unattractive for most men.

Q. What do you think is the most serious nutritional issue facing us in an industrialized society today? I am very careful about taking care of my health. I never ever left my stomach empty. I always eat a nutritional diet. I am staying away from parents to support their financial needs. So I take more care with my health. If I am in good health then my family will be healthy. I often do a lot of research regarding my diet. I am very careful about that. If you are a dietician, please tell me what do you think is the most serious nutritional issue facing us in an industrialized society today?

A. PS...THE DYE IN FOOD....has been linked to cancer.

Q. Is this a malady if i am homosexual? because i feel sometimes very unhappy and outside the society... Some people would say - "oh yes", other could say: "i don't know, but i think this is not so common or normal", "homosexual? even the rats don't do it in the laboratories", "they should be exterminated", and so on. In fact we hear probably more bad stuff, than something else. My brother is homosexual and was very long depressive, because he could not tell it to our parents. Perhaps he is still depressive - a little bit from time to time. He lives with his partner. I do not pretend to have the key about it, nor the why nor the "how it comes". I share here with you what I have been taught some years ago. I can live with that. It makes for me sense. I know that many of you will not agree with it, but as long we have not a better explanation...

A. I've worked with different gay people, open and in the closet. I have nothing but good experiences with them. I have never had a talk with them regarding their bring up or how they discovered they were gay.

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Hitherto, every form of society has been based, as we have already seen, on the antagonism of oppressing and oppressed classes.
The constitution of our society makes it a giant's castle to the ambitious youth who have not found their names enrolled in its Golden Book, and whom it has excluded from its coveted honors and privileges.
It is easy to see, that what is called by distinction society and fashion has good laws as well as bad, has much that is necessary, and much that is absurd.
Canadian earth sciences will prosper as we focus our efforts on the needs of our society, and as we produce what is needed in a format that can be readily used by a broad range of clients.
Society of Plastics Engineers, Color & Appearance Division Conference--Hot Colors, Cool Plastics, Mariott, Marco Island, FL, Sandra Davis (302) 999-2540--September 20-21.
One should also keep in mind the fact that figures are just an illusion of objectivity, since the choice to measure a factor or another is a political one, which tends to give a certain image of society.
2003 with the Washington Society of CPAs, the CPA Ambassador program mobilizes CPAs as highly trained and influential spokespeople.
The society, which was established to provide financial support for the work of the worldwide Anglican Communion, was inspired by a 1994 visit that then-Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey made to the war-ravaged province of the Sudan.
The purpose of this Society shall be the advancement of learning in the field of Renaissance studies, and especially the promotion of interchanges among the various fields of specialization, such as art, architecture, bibliography and the book arts, the classical and modern literatures, history, music, medicine, law, philosophy, religion and theology, the sciences, and any other fields of learning which can deepen or broaden understanding of the Renaissance period.
It was an implementation of orders from the highest source of the world Communist movement, and it was therefore imperative that the party here do everything in its power to render the Birch Society, the anti-Communist schools, and other rising anti-Communist organizations ineffective.
Each week, Cafe Society hosts discussions in coffee shops in the Loop, the North Side's Lakeview and Andersonville neighborhoods, Bucktown on the Northwest Side, Hyde Park on the South Side, and west suburban Oak Park.
The society was able to hire a full-time director, Charles Deweese.

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