But it also passed because each side assumed it would be able to cancel out the half it didn't like.
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And if Clinton is willing to hit the state regularly, he can cancel out a lot of the Obama weight.
But all the piling-on seems to me intended to cancel out her humanity.
A reliably Republican midterm electorate will cancel out a Democratic-leaning presidential-year electorate and then some.
If I did not cancel out that thirteen by the sign of the Cross I should walk in fear of some dreadful thing all day.
I had to cancel out the thrill that comes from challenging the unknown.
It began to cancel out its velocity away from the Platform, and to swim slowly and very carefully toward it.
We can duplicate sounds, but there's no way to make them cancel out!
If you bring back a good report, perhaps we can cancel out certain—unfortunate items in your record.
late 14c., "cross out with lines," from Anglo-French canceler, from Latin cancellare "to make resemble a lattice," which in Late Latin took on a sense "cross out something written" by marking it with crossed lines, from cancelli, plural of cancellus "lattice, grating," diminutive of cancer "crossed bars, lattice," a variant of carcer "prison" (see incarceration). Figurative use, "to nullify an obligation" is from mid-15c. Related: Canceled (also cancelled); cancelling.