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concurrent challenges of the economy, terrorism, and nuclear proliferation
  occurring or operating at the same time
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  • concurrent challenges of the economy, terrorism, and nuclear proliferation
  • the pitchers’ domination of baseball and the concurrent decline in hitting
  • sentenced to two consecutive, rather than concurrent, five-year sentences
  • lobbyists are working for a concurrent resolution of both chambers

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  • There is no mystery attached to the fact that, in this new era in human history, when for the first time large numbers of people can live unconstrained lives involving high levels of choice, there is a concurrent explosion in depression rates.
    Gregg D. Jacobs
  • The two three-year sentences were to run concurrently.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • But as Auschwitz loomed more and more inevitably and now, on the train, made itself inescapable, Sophie was smothered by the realization that she was victim of punishment by association, retribution through chance concurrence.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Now we might only be able to tag on a concurrent life sentence at a second trial.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • There were two forms of beriberi, and they could occur concurrently.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Sophie glanced at Langdon, and he gave her a soft nod of concurrence.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code

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  • "My dear sir," replied Mr. Collins, "I am particularly obliged to you for this friendly caution, and you may depend upon my not taking so material a step without her ladyship’s concurrence."
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • But the enemy who, by any lucky concurrence of accidents, has found means to elude the vigilance of the scouts, will seldom meet with sentinels nearer home to sound the alarm.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • The plan was based on the fact that the French line of operation was too extended, and it proposed that instead of, or concurrently with, action on the front to bar the advance of the French, we should attack their line of communication.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • I received from them gifts that have the gentle concurrence of the heart, books containing their own thoughts, soul-illumined letters, and photographs that I love to have described again and again.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • It was probably this universal concurrence that had saved Billford’s practice — if not his head — following the ghastly denouement.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • In what ultimate ambition had all concurrent and consecutive ambitions now coalesced?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • And by such a manner, you can seldom hope to recommend yourself in pleasing your hearers, or to persuade those whose concurrence you desire.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • Uriah, with his long hands slowly twining over one another, made a ghastly writhe from the waist upwards, to express his concurrence in this estimation of me.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • The matron expressed her entire concurrence in this intelligible simile; and the beadle went on.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • The thing is determined, that is (laughing affectedly) as far as I can presume to determine any thing without the concurrence of my lord and master.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • Then she looked over at my mother and Don, who were now at the head table, managing to eat and hold hands concurrently.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • It was a connexion exactly of the right sort—in the same county, and the same interest—and his most hearty concurrence was conveyed as soon as possible.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • Troy glided up to him, beckoned, and whispered a few words; and with a mutual glance of concurrence the two men went into the night together.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • On the way out we pass a city park which I noticed last night, and which produced a memory concurrence.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • He desired leave to go to Sophia, that he might endeavour to obtain her concurrence with her father’s inclinations.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • Elinor was grateful for the attention, but it could not alter her design; and their mother’s concurrence being readily gained, every thing relative to their return was arranged as far as it could be;— and Marianne found some relief in drawing up a statement of the hours that were yet to divide her from Barton.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • Jarndyce," he went on, "makes no condition beyond expressing his expectation that our young friend will not at any time remove herself from the establishment in question without his knowledge and concurrence.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • The Degrees of Crime are taken on divers Scales, and measured, First, by the malignity of the Source, or Cause: Secondly, by the contagion of the Example: Thirdly, by the mischiefe of the Effect; and Fourthly, by the concurrence of Times, Places, and Persons.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • And none of the women had been especially promiscuous; on average, they’d had sexual relations with two different men, consecutively not concurrently, practicing "serial monogamy."
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • PLAYER: They’re hardly divisible, sir-well, I can do you blood and love without the rhetoric, and I can do you blood and rhetoric without the love, and I can do you all three concurrent or consecutive, but I can’t do you love and rhetoric without the blood.
    Tom Stoppard  --  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
  • Her father swore to her that she should not have a shilling of his money if she made any match without his concurrence; and as he wanted a woman to keep his house, he did not choose that she should marry, so that she was obliged to give up all projects with which Cupid had any share.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Vincy, I must repeat, that you will not get any concurrence from me as to the course you have pursued with your eldest son.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • The implied reproaches against her father—her father, who was lying there in a sort of living death—neutralized all her pity for griefs about tablecloths and china; and her anger on her father’s account was heightened by some egoistic resentment at Tom’s silent concurrence with her mother in shutting her out from the common calamity.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • It was not what Ellen told her: Ellen at the absolute halcyon of her butterfly’s summer and now with the added charm of gracious and graceful voluntary surrendering of youth to her blood’s and sex’s successor, that concurrent attitude and behavior with the engagement’s span with which mothers who want to can almost make themselves the brides of their daughters’ weddings.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • And when the Boston Whigs urged that the party platform take credit for the Clay Compromise, of which, they said, "Daniel Webster, with the concurrence of Henry Clay and other profound statesmen, was the author," Senator Corwin of Ohio was reported to have commented sarcastically, "And I, with the concurrence of Moses and some extra help, wrote the Ten Commandments."
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • …summerwinter winter tennis of all kinds hockey of all sorts penicillin andsuccedanea in a word I resume flying gliding golf over nine and eighteen holestennis of all sorts in a word for reasons unknown in Feckham Peckham Fulham Clapham namely concurrently simultaneously what is more for reasons unknownbut time will tell fades away I resume Fulham Clapham in a word the dead lossper head since the death of Bishop Berkeley being to the tune of one inch fourounce per head approximately by…
    Samuel Beckett  --  Waiting for Godot
  • It was really altogether a fortunate concurrence of circumstances, Judith.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • This, and the concurrence of Cecil Twyford, made his experiment possible.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • The general concurrence, the glorious union of all things prove the fact.
    Thomas Paine  --  Common Sense
  • When unjust or dishonorable purposes exist, communication is limited by distrust in proportion to the number whose concurrence is necessary.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • The larger sentences, along with lesser ones given for the four remaining charges, would run concurrently.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • This, I contend, is manifestly a concurrent and coequal authority in the United States and in the individual States.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • We’d have to be careful with the BDA beams but it’s not something we can’t do concurrently with the heating.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Even now, he had not given up hope that one day …. etc. And he had never understood that she visualized a future off the farm, and with his concurrence!
    Doris Lessing  --  The Grass is Singing
  • No concurrence is possible amongst judges so numerous, who know not when they may meet again; and therefore each pronounces his own sentence on the piece.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • The visits are due to take place at the end of next month, about the 23rd, but the selected Comrades will travel separately as their invitations are not all concurrent.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • It was a busy world, with all sorts of activities taking place concurrently; and every now and then, one of them would become the rage, a mania that conquered all else.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • "Do you know, my dear uncle," I said, as we walked along, "that we have been singularly helped by a concurrence of circumstances, right up to this very moment."
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • In fact, Americans and Africans report a similar number of sexual partners (although some experts believe that in Africa they are more likely to be concurrent rather than consecutive).
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • The present situation of America, and my constant desire to have your advice, concurrence, and assistance on every important occasion, have determined me to call you thus early together.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
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