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the position in which one is subject to some kind of action or effect, especially an unpleasant one (usually used in the phrase
on the receiving end
The corporation is on the receiving end of many complaints about its advertising.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Details of test water and other media disposed from the
will be recorded.
The operator at the
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, the outer ears collect the waves' energy, causing vibrations in the tympanic membrane-the eardrum.
The reaction center, as the
of the cascade, adapts to absorb the lowest-energy available photons.
But no scientist wants to be on the
of what has happened in the last several days.
Energy is being transferred to empty space, although it isn't really heat flow because there is nothing on the
Companies on the
made reciprocal inquiries, which led to a bit more clarity.
Governments are on the
only if they have not behaved in a financially responsible manner.
Imperialism hardly ever brings peace to those on the
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