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1. His confirmation had long been certainty despite the debate over waterboarding. Waterboarding, used by interrogators to make someone feel as if he is going to drown, is banned by domestic law and international treaties. (Washington Post, 09-11-2007)

2. PERUGIA, Italy -- An American student has accused a Congolese pub owner of knifing her British roommate to death, saying she covered her ears to drown out the screams, according to a judge's ruling Friday ordering the woman, her Italian boyfriend and the pub owner kept in jail. (Washington Post, 10-11-2007)

3. Waterboarding, used by interrogators to make someone feel as if he is going to drown, is banned by domestic law and international treaties. But U.S. law applies to Pentagon personnel and not the CIA. (Washington Post, 09-11-2007)

4. And they will not drown out the voices of the American people when I'm president of the United States of America. (APPLAUSE) If you are ready for change, Houston, then we can stop talking about the outrage of 47 million people without health insurance and start doing something about it. (Washington Post, 20-02-2008)

5. She said relatives have long suspected that Savio didn't drown accidentally. (Washington Post, 10-11-2007)

6. Savio's niece, Melissa Marie Doman, said relatives have long suspected that Savio didn't drown accidentally. (Washington Post, 10-11-2007)

7. All these are parts of God’s creation. “If such be Our will, We may cause them to drown, with none to respond to their cries for help, and then they cannot be saved, unless it be by an act of mercy from Us, leaving them to enjoy life for a while.” (Verses 43-44) Large, heavy and carefully built as it may be, a ship in water is like a feather in the air: It can disappear and perish in a moment, unless it is protected by God’s grace. (Arab News, 21-11-2008)

8. They will not drown out the voices of the American people," he said. (Washington Post, 06-06-2008)

9. Democrats seemed to be trying "to drill enough small holes in the bottom of the boat to sink the entire Iraqi enterprise, while still claiming undying support for the crew about to drown," Davis, R-Va., said. (Washington Post, 25-10-2007)

10. On Friday just hours before the ceremony, the Paris-based group Reporters without Borders took over a radio station and called on China to free political prisoners as a local official broadcaster sought to drown them out. (Washington Post, 08-08-2008)

11. They may not have heard the alarm or the bird if they were asleep in their bedrooms. Conwell said he runs an air conditioner and a breathing machine in his bedroom and they drown out a lot of noise around the house. ___ Information from: The Star Press, http://www.thestarpress.com (Washington Post, 23-10-2007)

12. Or this time we can recognize that you can't be the champion of working Americans if you're funded by lobbyists who drown out their voices. (APPLAUSE) We can do what we've done in this campaign and say we won't take a dime of their money. (Washington Post, 23-04-2008)

13. As dozens of Obama supporters shouted "Harlem for Obama," Clinton's supporters tried to drown them out by shouting "Hil-la-ry!" Clinton spoke warmly of her opponent saying, "I recognize what a challenging choice this is." Obama's and Clinton's campaigns engaged in several days of back and forth after some interpreted her comments about King as minimizing his role in the passage of landmark civil rights legislation. (Washington Post, 21-01-2008)

14. Sounds as though he would want a guarantee that he wouldn't drown, which might marginally mitigate the terror of being held strapped to a board and held upside down as water is poured into your mouth and nose, creating the sensation of drowning. Asked if he knew at the time about the abuse in Abu Ghraib prison, Ashcroft said the Justice Department "does not run prisons in foreign lands," but he apologized for the abuse. (Washington Post, 30-11-2007)

15. And there has been a degree of piling on, even as she remained secluded from the press. At times, the media hubbub has threatened to drown out the original concern about Palin, voiced when the insta-pundits were calling her selection a reckless gamble: Is she qualified to serve as a potential president? (Washington Post, 15-09-2008)

16. They shall be drowned." (11: 37 & 23: 27) "We saved him together with all those who stood by him, in the ark, and caused those who rejected Our revelations to drown. (Arab News, 27-02-2008)

17. "Today (they) would want to reshape and drown in empty talk Russia's development plans and change the course supported by our nation, bringing back the times of humiliation, dependence and disintegration," he said. (Washington Post, 29-11-2007)

18. When the masses combine, the sound of their steps will drown out the sound of military boots,” the two-time prime minister told the protesting journalists. Thousands of people have been arrested, TV news stations taken off air, and judges removed since the imposition of emergency on Nov. 3. (Arab News, 11-11-2007)

19. Its loss would be catastrophic, as it would drown small island states, delta regions and many coastal cities. No one today sees any sign that this doomsday scenario will come to pass. (Aljazeera, 06-10-2005)

20. They stood up and yelled "Stop this war" before the crowd tried to drown them out and they were escorted out. (Washington Post, 27-05-2008)


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