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The Last Full Measure (novel)
... The Last Full Measure (published May 19, 1998, by Ballantine Books ISBN 0-345-40491-2) is the sequel to The Killer Angels and Gods and Generals ... The Last Full Measure (and Gods and Generals) was written by Jeffrey Shaara after his father, Michael Shaara, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Killer Angels ... as the previous two books in the series, The Last Full Measure takes the reader inside the minds of several of the most important officers of the Union and Confederate Armies as they ...
Oregon Ballot Measures 37 (2004) And 49 (2007) - Political Context - Oregon
... The strong 2004 passage (61%) of Measure 37 is considered a political backlash to that legacy of regulation, and follows several other unsuccessful efforts to restrict land use regulation Oregon Ballot Measure ... Oregon Ballot Measure 7 (2000) was similar to Measure 37 ... Measure 39, which passed in 2006, restricted the use of eminent domain ...
Oregon Ballot Measures 37 (2004) And 49 (2007)
... Oregon Ballot Measure 37 is a controversial land-use ballot initiative that passed in the U.S ... Measure 37 has figured prominently in debates about the rights of property owners versus the public's right to enforce environmental and other land use ... Voters passed Measure 49 in 2007, substantially reducing the impact of Measure 37 ...
Measure - Other
... Measure (data warehouse), a property on which calculations can be made using precomputed aggregates Measure (typography), in typography refers to the width of a block or column of ...
Oregon Citizens Alliance - Legislative Activism
... In 1988 the group sponsored Measure 8, an initiative that repealed Governor Neil Goldschmidt's executive order banning discrimination based on sexual ... The measure not only repealed the executive order, but also put a statute on the books that prohibited any job protection for gay people in state government ... The measure was approved by the voters, 52.7 percent to 47.3 percent ...

More definitions of "measure":

  • (noun): A statute in draft before it becomes law.
    Synonyms: bill
  • (verb): Have certain dimensions.
    Example: "This table surfaces measures 20inches by 36 inches"
  • (noun): Any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal.
    Synonyms: step
  • (verb): Express as a number or measure or quantity.
    Synonyms: quantify
  • (noun): A basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated.
    Example: "They set the measure for all subsequent work"
    Synonyms: standard, criterion, touchstone
  • (verb): Determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of.
    Example: "Measure the length of the wall"
    Synonyms: mensurate, measure out
  • (noun): Musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats.
    Synonyms: bar
  • (noun): How much there is of something that you can quantify.
    Synonyms: quantity, amount
  • (noun): Measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements.
    Synonyms: measuring stick, measuring rod

Famous quotes containing the word measure:

    A solitary traveler whom we saw perambulating in the distance loomed like a giant. He appeared to walk slouchingly, as if held up from above by straps under his shoulders, as much as supported by the plain below. Men and boys would have appeared alike at a little distance, there being no object by which to measure them. Indeed, to an inlander, the Cape landscape is a constant mirage.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    He gave man speech, and speech created thought,
    Which is the measure of the universe;
    Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)

    With us justice is the true measure of religion.
    Marcus Minucius Felix (2nd or 3rd cen. A.D.)