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1 But on this January night - at this defining moment in history - you have done what the cynics said we couldn't do.
2 Cynics suspect that the government remains keen on PFI not because of the efficiencies it allegedly offers but because it allows ministers to perform a useful accounting trick.
3 the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them - that the stale political arguments that have consumed us for so long no longer apply.
4 I've probably already lost the cynics and defeatists by the beginning of this second paragraph, but for everyone else, I'm betting the idea sounds at least vaguely attractive.
5 Cynics, in questioning this belief, have imagined that the multiplication of officials must have left some of them idle or all of them able to work for shorter hours.
6 CYNICS in South Korea, and there are many, expect the scandal now engulfing the country's biggest conglomerate, or chaebol, simply to fizzle out.
7 Cynics might say that's a devolution, but in the dynamics of fame, reality is always illusive.
8 Cynics immediately suspected that the American move was a deft response to a fast-growing international movement for a full prohibition at least of the deadliest types of cluster bombs.
9 Cynics note this generosity suits the coalition, as the Isle of Wight is Tory territory with Lib Dem pockets.
10 Some cynics note that the third-largest contributor to Max Baucus, the senator who heads the Finance Committee, were, collectively, employees at KKR, a big private-equity firm.
11 Even the cynics, though, are having a hard time explaining this latest twist in the tortuous peace process.
12 Ultimately, the judgment is up to readers?be they cynics or romantics.
13 The romantics would call this a love story: the cynics would call it a tragedy.
14 Cynics say that MPs have made the speaker the fall guy for their own avarice.
15 Cynics thought it was all a publicity stunt by the Virgin Group of companies and its flamboyant British boss, Sir Richard Branson.
16 Still, Vermonters are stubborn. They may yet defy cynics and become a successful model for single-payer care.
17 They may yet defy cynics and become a successful model for single-payer care.
18 The first Cynics were a group of ancient Greek philosophers, most notably Diogenes, who caustically denounced the established culture of their time.
19 Cynics, however, say Mr. Hu's defining characteristic is a lack of vision, and that his apparent choice of political hues is simply the safest option for someone in his position.
20 That, cynics say, was meant to ensure that the interior ministry, which runs the election machinery, was in safe hands in the run-up to the poll.
21 One lesson, which may surprise cynics, is that humans are more peaceful than chimps.
22 Of course, Republicans aren't the only cynics.
23 The results: subjects who said they think that most people are basically honest, good-natured, and kind were better at spotting the liars than the self-described cynics.
24 But the women who notice these contradictions are often afraid to speak them in case they should be labelled cynics.
25 Cynics point out that all this speculation is a great way of keeping Mr Bloomberg's name in lights, and avoiding the lame-duckery that has so crippled the man now in the White House.
26 Cynics may scoff at the marketing gloss, but the 18 month start-up's products sell across the world.
27 More science will be done there (cynics might take issue with the word "more") and there will, specifically, be research into biology, combustion and materials science.
28 Cynics who tend to be suspicious and mistrustful of others, a character trait that scientists refer to as hostility, may have an increased likelihood of developing heart disease.
29 In this world of cynics and back stabbers, there are still some people who are worth being friends with.
30 Cynics might scoff at GE's unwieldy "-magination" suffix, but it seems to have some kind of hidden mojo.