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To increase the speed of a motor, or to operate at a higher speed.



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  • Democrats are finding out that being in the news isn’t necessarily good news. A week after Barack Obama was besieged by the Rev. Wright furor, Hillary Clinton’s memory and veracity came under fire. Does all this make John McCain the big winner? journalism.org

  • If the Rev. Jesse Jackson feared his own historic runs at the presidency in 1984 and 1988 were being ignored this year in coverage of the presumed Democratic nominee Barack Obama, he need worry no longer. But be careful what you wish for. journalism.org

  • Obama was forced to give the address after almost a week of the media running video clips featuring racially inflammatory and anti-American rhetoric of the candidate’s long-time pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright. journalism.org

  • "I would like to see a much more robust system of reporting. Young people need to feel in control when they report something that upsets or harms them. There needs to be a system whereby the companies are held to account,” said Rt Rev Treweek. telegraph.co.uk

  • "The president talks about bringing in the military, but he did not say one word about 8 minutes and 46 seconds of police murder of George Floyd," said Rev. Sharpton. "He challenged China on human rights. But what about the human right of George Floyd?" telegraph.co.uk

  • And now, two weeks after his arrival, his sights are set only on trying to enhance the already significant achievements of Saracens. His brush with mortality has only served to rev up his lust for life. telegraph.co.uk

  • Below the screen the floor is entirely flat, while in front of the driver the traditional gauges and dials are replaced by digital instruments displaying battery charge, power usage, range and speed – no rev counter needed. theguardian.com

  • Born in Huntsville, Alabama, in 1921, Joseph Echols Lowery grew up in a Methodist church where his great-grandfather, the Rev Howard Echols, was the first black pastor. Lowery's father, a grocery store owner, often protested racism in the community. telegraph.co.uk

  • Director of the company the Rev Simon Butler said it had come up with the idea following the "huge swell of interest" in reducing plastic waste following the Blue Planet series which drew attention to the issue at the end of last year telegraph.co.uk

  • Do not use 'Roman Catholic Cardinal Smith' (the use of 'cardinal' establishes that he is Roman Catholic). Formally, bishops are the Rt Rev and archbishops the Most Rev and these styles may be used. In Ireland all bishops are the Most Rev. telegraph.co.uk

  • Former bishop of the Cleveland Diocese, the Rev. Roger W. Gries provided the invocation at Notre Dame’s InnerCitySaints Award event. The program was hosted by Russ Mitchell from WKYC-TV3, the NBC network affiliate in Cleveland. notredamecollege.edu

  • He does not look like the sort of character you have to rev up in the morning. Some players you have to talk to them every day to find out if they are in the right frame of mind. But Stokes is low maintenance.  telegraph.co.uk

  • How cheap? With a top speed of nearly 200mph, an interior bumping off the sybaritic rev limiter and four full-sized seats, at £110,000 in 2003 this revival of the famed Continental name warped the senses of its competitors as well those of buyers. telegraph.co.uk

  • In the New Testament, the word appears 56 times, mostly in the Synoptic Gospels, but also in the Gospel of John (John 9:22; 18:20) and the Book of Revelation (Rev. 2:9; 3:9). It is used in the sense of 'assembly' in the Epistle of James (James 2:2). en.wikipedia.org

  • It’s also not as keen to respond as others in this class, needing a good 2,000rpm on the rev-counter before it gets going and then running out of enthusiasm by 5,000rpm, with a lazy throttle response to boot. telegraph.co.uk

  • Last night, Rev Dr Gavin Ashenden, the former chaplain to the Queen, urged the diocese “think twice” about whether its holy buildings were being used in a manner fitting for a faith that renounces materialism.   telegraph.co.uk

  • Liberty University was founded in 1971 by Falwell’s televangelist father, the Rev Jerry Falwell. Currently, the university has an online and on-campus enrollment that exceeds 100,000 students and holds those who attend to an exacting honor code. theguardian.com

  • Ninety-seven of the wood blocks are from Bahia, Brazil. They were donated to the museum by Rev. Zachary C. Taylor. Rev. Taylor collected the wood samples during his time as a missionary in Bahia beginning in 1882. baylor.edu

  • Not all high ecclesiastics have doctorates, but Dr should be used when it is correct. Accepted Anglican usages include: The Bishop of Someshire, the Rt Rev John Smith (later the bishop or Bishop Smith). telegraph.co.uk

  • On January 31, Rev Gerhard Maria Wagner, a highly conservative Austrian priest, is promoted to auxiliary bishop of Linz by Benedict XVI. Wagner has previously said that the Potter novels encourage “Satanism”.  telegraph.co.uk