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precedent -- as in: sets a precedent
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Atlas Shrugged
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  • "Miss Taggart," he said gaily, "I’m curious about you, I’m curious whenever anything upsets a precedent.
  • Too many people objecting, they say, afraid of some fool precedent or another! . I got the National Alliance of Railroads to suspend the deadline and permit Dan Conway to operate his road for another year —that would have given us time-but he’s refused to do it! I tried to get Ellis Wyatt and his bunch of friends in Colorado to demand that Washington order Conway to continue operations-but all of them, Wyatt and all the rest of those bastards, refused!

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  • Precedent set by the Supreme Court must be followed by all lower courts.
  • It could happen—possibly, unlikely, but there is precedent—that the river might sweep my body all the way to the ocean.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl

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