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SF

1.
science fiction.
2.
sinking fund.

sf

1.
science fiction.
2.
Music. sforzando.

s-f

1.
science fiction.

S.&F.

Insurance.
1.
stock and fixtures.
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  • The principal occupation of the SF is to meditate on the unity, and so to attain to spiritual perfection—unification with God.

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell
  • The word SF may be derived either from Saf, purity, or from SF, dress.

    Letters from a Sf Teacher Shaikh Sharfuddn Maner
  • At this time we find in SF books many terms borrowed from the Neo-Platonists.

    Jallu'd-dn Rm Frederick Hadland Davis
  • Many of the German mystics wrote as the SF poets had written before them.

    Jallu'd-dn Rm Frederick Hadland Davis
  • He is sometimes confounded with the SFs, for there is much in his poetry which is similar in tone to that of the SF writers.

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell
  • As evil impulses predominate in the world, the Theosophist (SF) is looked down upon by men.

    Letters from a Sf Teacher Shaikh Sharfuddn Maner
  • The SF recognised this fact, and his supreme desire was to be reunited with the Beloved.

    Jallu'd-dn Rm Frederick Hadland Davis
British Dictionary definitions for SF

sf

abbreviation
1.
sforzando

SF

abbreviation
1.
science fiction
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Related Abbreviations for SF

sf

1.
sforzando
2.
square feet

SF

1.
sacrifice fly
2.
San Francisco
3.
San Francisco 49ers
4.
San Francisco Giants
5.
scarlet fever
6.
science fiction
7.
single female
8.
sinking fund
9.
special forces
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