bloc vs block

bloc block

Definitions

  • 1) a group of countries acting together for political or economic goals, an alliance: e.g., the eastern bloc, the western bloc, a trading bloc
  • 2) a group of voters or politicians who share common goals
  • 3) A group of nations, parties, or persons united for common action.
  • 4) An often bipartisan coalition of legislators acting together for a common purpose or interest.
  • 5) a group of countries in special alliance

Definitions

  • 1) The act of preventing someone or something from advancing, passing, or progressing, as.
  • 2) Psychology A sudden cessation of speech or a thought process without an immediate observable cause, sometimes considered a consequence of repression.
  • 3) An engine block.
  • 4) Such a piece used as a construction member or as a support.
  • 5) A pulley or a system of pulleys set in a casing.
  • 6) A solid piece of a hard substance, such as wood, having one or more flat sides.
  • 7) A segment of a street bounded by consecutive cross streets and including its buildings and inhabitants.
  • 8) A length of railroad track controlled by signals.
  • 9) A usually rectangular section of a city or town bounded on each side by consecutive streets.
  • 10) Printing A large amount of text.
  • 11) Sports An act of bodily obstruction, as of a player or the ball.
  • 12) One of a set of small wooden or plastic pieces, such as a cube, bar, or cylinder, used as a building toy.
  • 13) Such a piece upon which chopping or cutting is done.
  • 14) Canadian A group of townships in an unsurveyed area.
  • 15) Medicine Interruption or obstruction of a physiological function.
  • 16) A set of like items, such as shares of stock, sold or handled as a unit.
  • 17) Such a piece upon which persons are beheaded.
  • 18) A group of four or more unseparated postage stamps forming a rectangle.
  • 19) A large building divided into separate units, such as apartments.
  • 20) A stand from which articles are displayed and sold at an auction.
  • 21) A bloc.
  • 22) Sports A starting block.
  • 23) A mold or form on which an item is shaped or displayed.
  • 24) Football An act of legally using one's body to obstruct or move a defensive player so that a player in possession of the ball may advance downfield, pass, or otherwise execute an offensive play.
  • 25) A substance, such as wood or stone, that has been prepared for engraving.
  • 26) To prevent from happening, succeeding, or progressing.
  • 27) To shape, mold, or form with or on a block.
  • 28) Sports To prevent or slow the movement of (an opponent) by using one's body, as by making a block in football.
  • 29) Medicine To interrupt or obstruct the functioning of (a physiological process), especially by the use of drugs.
  • 30) Sports To stop or deflect (a ball or puck) by using one's body.
  • 31) To run (trains) on a block system.
  • 32) To support, strengthen, or retain in place by means of a block.
  • 33) To stop or deflect a ball or puck by using one's body.
  • 34) To suffer a mental block. Often used with on:
  • 35) To stop the passage of (a motion or bill) in a legislative assembly.
  • 36) To stop or impede the passage of or movement through; obstruct.
  • 37) To obstruct the movement of an opponent by using one's body.
  • 38) To indicate broadly without great detail; sketch. Often used with out:
  • 39) Psychology To fail to remember.
  • 40) To shut out from view.
  • 41) (go on the block) To be offered for sale.

Examples

  • 1) The currency bloc expanded by 0.3 per cent in the second quarter.
  • 2) Eurozone industrial production dipped in July as recovery in the currency bloc continued to lose momentum.
  • 3) The court is a driving force for change as far as human rights go in the former eastern bloc.
  • 4) The package was meant to get the single currency bloc through to the end of the year at least.
  • 5) Are Evangelicals too identified as a partisan political bloc?
  • 6) The former Soviet bloc is also offering a wide range of new artists.
  • 7) Nato may put troops in old Soviet bloc.
  • 8) Nowhere did the capitalist class constitute a single, unified bloc.
  • 9) For a currency bloc that appeared to be on its knees, the return of growth was welcome.
  • 10) A large percentage of the staff at the new centre are from the Eastern bloc.
  • 11) A vote to leave the world 's largest bloc of knowledge would mean the opposite.
  • 12) If the Eurozone survives, it will need to unify as one vast economic and political bloc.
  • 13) There's some great value in what was once the Eastern bloc.
  • 14) Yet Germany's own economy continues to cause problems for the wider currency bloc.
  • 15) All countries of the old eastern bloc, of course, automatically accepted the sporting status of competition chess.
  • 16) We are currently shackled, he says, to the only trading bloc in the world that is experiencing no growth.
  • 17) Croatia: I always think they are the strongest of the nations from the former eastern bloc.
  • 18) Times: 'The government is a sectarian government which is not based on the constitution and did not respect its agreements with the other political blocs.
  • 19) As the drama over Greece rumbles on in the background, the services and manufacturing industries in the single currency bloc are growing faster than expected.
  • 20) A generation has grown up in the meantime and most of the eastern bloc has joined the EU.
  • 21) KM: The forming of this bloc is a natural consequence of events in the region - firstly, the presence of Israel and its atrocities against the region, and then the failure of the negotiation process to achieve something substantial.
  • 22) Iran's Foreign Ministry said the hands of the People's Mujahedeen Organization of Iran "are stained with the blood of thousands of Iranian and non-Iranian people" and the EU decision demonstrated what it called the bloc's "double standards" in dealing with terrorism.
  • 23) The question should not be posed in the immature manner of whose team or bloc is currently winning, but whether progressive policies are being promoted. urgs says:
  • 24) ‘Eighteen political parties and five electoral blocs are running.’
  • 25) ‘Arithmetically nothing's happened - five seats lost here, six gained there, but the great blocs of party power are still intact.’
  • 26) ‘The centre of gravity in Europe is shifting decisively east, to where new blocs and alliances are already forming.’
  • 27) ‘It is to be expected that each of the world's blocs have their own interests and will try to protect them.’
  • 28) ‘The parliamentary members tended to coalesce in blocs, which were alliances in support of particular philosophies.’
  • 29) ‘Parties and electoral blocs were free to organize, with few exceptions, and a large number managed to register.’
  • 30) ‘Individual member states were also in other, competing political and economic blocs, which made integration no easier.’
  • 31) ‘It's too soon to call this a party or a bloc, but it is now a visible group with true independence and popular status.’
  • 32) ‘We really do seem to have two voting blocs here that are basically stuck in concrete and are going to go, it looks like, right up to the wire that way.’
  • 33) ‘It is depressing to see how people mostly voted in racial blocs.’
  • 34) ‘They are almost certain to end up with strong parliamentary blocs.’
  • 35) ‘If it votes as a bloc, it will be capable of imposing its concept of the good society on all the other groups.’
  • 36) ‘Yet because they maintain a crucial majority if voting as a bloc they can help dictate the eventual appointee.’
  • 37) ‘The major blocs in French politics each valorizes a collectivity: the nation, the class, the race.’
  • 38) ‘Let me add two of my many college encounters with regard to the Soviet Union and the communist bloc.’
  • 39) ‘The Second World War began with Germany's attack on Poland in 1939 and ended with the continent's division into two hostile blocs.’
  • 40) ‘They say that trade blocs provide benefits to their members, so they want you to reason that if we didn't join, we would be adversely affected.’
  • 41) ‘If so, then the freer we remain the less we need to worry about losing ground in the long run to nations and blocs of nations that aren't as free.’
  • 42) ‘Or do we want them to emerge as resentful rivals in a world permanently divided into hostile trading blocs?’
  • 43) ‘But at present there are huge ‘imbalances’ between the world's main economic blocs.’

Examples

  • 1) But the way forward was blocked by political obstacles to reaching such a solution.
  • 2) They aim to snarl traffic in the area by blocking the main coastal motorway.
  • 3) He vowed to crack down on councils blocking housebuilding.
  • 4) On the streets rising up the hillside above me are new, swish apartment blocks.
  • 5) Another large government office block that was opened in 2005 may have to be demolished.
  • 6) They are best done in solid blocks, and invest in texture if you want a bit of a kick.
  • 7) Maybe their view was blocked.
  • 8) He escaped a rolling road block by turning into the street where he lived, only to find it blocked by another police car.
  • 9) Commodity prices, the building blocks of much of what we buy, are also climbing.
  • 10) These are all positive building blocks for the life ahead.
  • 11) It was as high as an apartment building and as long as a city block.
  • 12) The best way to experience this area is by staying in one of the many apartment blocks.
  • 13) There are blocks to check areas of interest.
  • 14) They could fill this space so it became a solid block of mineral.
  • 15) There were reports that at least one member country tried to block the sanctions.
  • 16) In recent years blocks have been cleared in preparation for demolition.
  • 17) The goalkeeper pulled off two fantastic saves and there was one blocked on the line.
  • 18) Large deposits can block an artery so blood cannot flow.
  • 19) They are another important building block in the case for a review of his conviction.
  • 20) Trees are actually carved from huge blocks of wood.
  • 21) Nobody in the council blocks did either.
  • 22) The end of block booking was hurting the studios.
  • 23) Yet when kept properly they can block out ugly views and offer privacy.
  • 24) The solid blocks of buildings took its place.
  • 25) The apartment block in which the contestants live looks utterly out of keeping with straitened times.
  • 26) Also made some vital blocks in the area.
  • 27) The police have set up road blocks across the country to catch me.
  • 28) And staff had to work around the clock clearing blocked loos.
  • 29) Large blocks or swathes of one or two colours have more impact.
  • 30) As the cloud is moving off eastwards there are no rain clouds blocking its way so clear weather ensues.
  • 31) How do they find time to chain themselves to railings and block traffic when one would expect them to be working?
  • 32) Smiling, he continued politely to block our way to the top.
  • 33) There is a vertical plate called the multiplication table block, or more shortly, the _block_.
  • 34) Small ray of hope: The Bulldogs don't block that many shots (277th nationally in block%).
  • 35) He could have erased the title block and redone only that part, but he insisted on starting over with a new drawing.
  • 36) The button is now located under the title block of posts.
  • 37) Where it doesn't grip you as tight as the flaming vampire eye it pushes nearly all the focus on the title block and author name, drawing further recall of the title and not necessarily just the image.
  • 38) Well, I now have to revise the title block on the Superfund Site apartments.
  • 39) I then noticed a tiny, tiny dot in the title block next to revision letter.
  • 40) The attributes in question were not part of the title block setup so did not update with the
  • 41) ‘Other materials for terraces include bricks, rocks, concrete blocks, and similar masonry materials.’
  • 42) ‘There, as it had been during his initial inspection, was a stone block wall just as solid as any other in the castle.’
  • 43) ‘You're going to need a paved surface, concrete blocks, Tarmac even, so the delivery vehicles can get to the shops by the river.’
  • 44) ‘The upper guide had a steel roller at the back of the saw with hard maple side blocks.’
  • 45) ‘Its walls are made of solid stone blocks weighing over sixty tons each.’
  • 46) ‘The surface of gravel or blocks set on stone provides another permeable layer.’
  • 47) ‘In their traditional form, glass blocks are set like bricks or concrete blocks - one block at a time in slow, carefully constructed rows.’
  • 48) ‘Common building materials are concrete blocks and bricks.’
  • 49) ‘Now it resembled a low fortress wall with blocks of stone evenly cut and dressed, and white lines to guide devotees on moonless nights.’
  • 50) ‘The strapping is used for a wide range of materials such as bricks, blocks, briquettes and tiles.’
  • 51) ‘It was like we were sitting on opposite sides of a block of marble.’
  • 52) ‘This guy has built various mathematical surfaces from lego blocks and some of them look amazingly intricate.’
  • 53) ‘These huge, isolated blocks of rock look as though they should not be there.’
  • 54) ‘We waited two more months, saving enough to purchase 1,500 concrete blocks for the basement walls.’
  • 55) ‘An Incan wall of irregular stone blocks, fitted together so precisely that even after centuries of earthquakes it is not possible to fit a piece of paper between the joints.’
  • 56) ‘It is hoped to build a block wall faced with stone as soon as possible.’
  • 57) ‘It is unfashionable to say so, but there is something powerfully evocative about this block of stone.’
  • 58) ‘Alex indicated a small, wooden block embedded in the stone floor.’
  • 59) ‘All the features, including stone blocks, wooden and steel doors and even the ironmongery, were hand-carved by the company's craft experts.’
  • 60) ‘One of the beds is even held up by a stack of wooden blocks!’
  • 61) ‘She took out a large knife from the cutting block and sliced a piece of cheese, promptly eating one.’
  • 62) ‘Extracting a block of wood and a knife he held it up to her from his seat on the floor.’
  • 63) ‘It is made by placing a well-chilled block of ice cream on a base of sponge cake, masking it with uncooked meringue, and then baking it in a hot oven.’
  • 64) ‘They couldn't have been simpler, just a block of vanilla ice cream in a glass and then fill with either coke or lemonade.’
  • 65) ‘The easiest way to shape thin chocolate curls is to shave them directly from a block of chocolate, using a swivel vegetable peeler or sharp knife.’
  • 66) ‘I would go with my dad to awards banquets, where we would politely eat cold chicken, hard green peas, and a block of Neapolitan ice cream.’
  • 67) ‘He had unwrapped a large block of chocolate and had carelessly scattered his wrapper on the ground even though the bin was only a few metres away.’
  • 68) ‘The ice cream came in blocks about six inches square.’
  • 69) ‘I felt like I'd just discovered a block of my favourite chocolate in the fridge just when I was feeling peckish.’
  • 70) ‘The recipe calls for a whole 250g block of butter.’
  • 71) ‘In Chapter 2 we likened Mark's gospel to a block of chocolate which can easily be broken up into separate pieces.’
  • 72) ‘I dropped a block of bittersweet chocolate on a cutting board.’
  • 73) ‘To make the curls, pull a vegetable peeler across the block of cheese.’
  • 74) ‘The ‘glass’ was a square block of ice with a hole in the centre.’
  • 75) ‘Bottle of milk, bottle of water, almost empty tub of margarine, half empty bottle of wine, 2 eggs and a small block of cheese.’
  • 76) ‘She took out a loaf of rye bread and a block of cheese wrapped in more paper.’
  • 77) ‘So much work and time for just a measly block of cheese.’
  • 78) ‘It's at home, but the only time I've only ever used it has been for melting blocks of chocolate to make sauces.’
  • 79) ‘Maybe you could give her a batch of bran muffins, a block of cheese, some fruit and some juice boxes every week.’
  • 80) ‘I chewed ravenously as he pulled out a block of cheese and a slab of dried meat wrapped in a cloth.’
  • 81) ‘When you are ready to serve, cut the caramel block into your desired portion sizes and indulge.’
  • 82) ‘The charity will also insist that parents should be allowed to take the leave on a full-time or part-time basis, in one block of time or in several shorter blocks.’
  • 83) ‘The blocks of paper demolished the wall that was being repaired by builder David Gott after they were flung from the vehicle on the sharp corner bend approaching Keighley Road from Colne.’
  • 84) ‘A large conference table and whiteboard occupied one side of the room; the other side was filled with desks, notebooks and drawing blocks.’
  • 85) ‘if you want to make good watercolor sketches, pick up a block<(em> of watercolor paper in some portable size.’
  • 86) ‘And her eye falls on a ball-point pen, which is innocently lying on top of a block of squared paper.’
  • 87) ‘I had my notes, a block of standard A4 lined refill paper for my essays and a sketchbook for art.’
  • 88) ‘I'm trying to focus and not to false start, fall at the line or basically walk instead of run out of the blocks as I sometimes do because any of these things could happen.’
  • 89) ‘She blasted out of the blocks and immediately established her dominance over the other runners.’
  • 90) ‘We were slow out of the blocks against Italy but we expected a difficult game anyway in Rome.’
  • 91) ‘In every game, the pattern has been the same: The starting lineup gets out of the blocks well and quickly assumes a double-digit lead.’
  • 92) ‘As she blasted out of the blocks in the 400 metres in the European Championships last week, it looked like she might make qualification.’
  • 93) ‘The sprinters get out of the blocks in the 100m as Oxford produce a superb overall team performance in the FEAR competition against Cambridge’
  • 94) ‘Ireland were quicker out of the blocks, and they put immediate pressure on Scotland with two attacking moves in quick succession from penalty-created lineouts.’
  • 95) ‘It was the perfect way to shrug of the frustrations of the 100m, where he was sluggish out of the blocks, but more particularly the long jump which followed the sprint.’
  • 96) ‘As Maggie eases him over the stern of the catamaran, his flippers feel water - and suddenly he's out of the blocks like an Olympic sprinter.’
  • 97) ‘Starting at the 10th hole on the final day, he shot out of the blocks, birdying the 11th and 12th.’
  • 98) ‘Galway were out of the blocks quicker in the second half.’
  • 99) ‘Mayo roared out of the blocks and built up a commanding lead.’
  • 100) ‘So he mounted the blocks in his resplendent blue trunks and did a massive belly flop on the starters gun.’
  • 101) ‘If our athletes feel disillusioned from the outset how on earth are they going to beat their peers when they step up to the blocks at the Olympics?’
  • 102) ‘Less and less are we seeing these gleaming muscular models that step into the blocks looking more like bodybuilders than runners, particularly the women!’
  • 103) ‘The timers backed away as she stepped up to the block, for they knew Sally was now focused on the swimmers and the clock.’
  • 104) ‘So, as the women mounted the blocks for the start of the 50 meter free final, there was a certain amount of tension in the air.’
  • 105) ‘In 1984 at the Olympic Games, I was no better than fifth when I stepped on the blocks.’
  • 106) ‘He will now step up to the blocks to swim the 200, together with the 400 and 1500 free in the forthcoming games.’
  • 107) ‘The excitement was almost palpable as Michael stepped on the blocks on Day One for his first race, the 200 meter individual medley.’
  • 108) ‘He has a predilection for wallpaper and wrapping paper, to which he applies repetitive motifs using stamps made from cut and engraved blocks of wood dipped in printer's ink or paint.’
  • 109) ‘The printing blocks are made of wood, metal and other materials.’
  • 110) ‘The goal is to provide practical experience about block printing and registration of blocks.’
  • 111) ‘For multi-color printing several blocks had to be carved - one for each color.’
  • 112) ‘The artist could carve an image onto wooden or metal blocks, ink the block and impress it on paper.’
  • 113) ‘The engine block and cylinder head are made of cast aluminium.’
  • 114) ‘Descending the reef again, I came across the engine block and crankshaft.’
  • 115) ‘You need a piston, a manifold, then you need an engine block, a carburetor, a distributer, this that and the other thing.’
  • 116) ‘Meanwhile, he says it may be possible to introduce a common cylinder block for gasoline and diesel engines within five years.’
  • 117) ‘These include a raised capacity, new cylinder block, pistons and crankshaft.’
  • 118) ‘These are bolted to the engine block and sealed with the aforementioned head gasket.’
  • 119) ‘To fully inspect for damage, all components above the cylinder block were removed except for six of the 16 cylinder heads, one of the two charge air coolers and the engine controls.’
  • 120) ‘The cylinder block has cast-in iron liners, and a one-piece aluminum crankshaft carrier with ferrous-carbon bearing cap inserts.’
  • 121) ‘Water doesn't compress and the piston in effect hits a wall, bending or breaking a con rod and possibly shattering the engine block.’
  • 122) ‘There was an expensive shriek of metal being crushed and the steam roller rose almost a full eight inches before the engine block shattered.’
  • 123) ‘In addition, there is room above the crank to isolate the camshaft in a cast tubular chamber - making the cylinder block stiffer.’
  • 124) ‘Cables, gantries and all manner of unrecognisable machinery hamper navigation, although as time passes an exposed engine block allows me to make a bit more sense of the scene.’
  • 125) ‘The impact was so intense that it cracked the engine block, ripped the seat bolts out of the floor board, caused the top of the car to cave in, and knocked both of my shoes off.’
  • 126) ‘Pistons for internal combustion engines are hard anodized to minimize the amount of thermal expansion in relation to possible thermal expansion of the engine block.’
  • 127) ‘It doesn't, however, have an aluminum engine block.’
  • 128) ‘Your engine block could freeze in the subzero winter temperatures - which seem to last from September to mid-June.’
  • 129) ‘A few chunks of twisted metal will identify the delivery vehicles, especially if the bombers forgot to file off serial numbers on the engine block.’
  • 130) ‘For example, an automobile engine block is normally cast iron except for some which might be cast aluminum.’
  • 131) ‘In addition there is a danger that freezing of water and the consequent expansion might even crack the radiator or the engine block.’
  • 132) ‘Another was scraping resin off the engine block, to find some sort of identifying numbers.’
  • 133) ‘The church still stands, now surrounded by office buildings and blocks of flats, and looking rather small among its neighbours.’
  • 134) ‘There must be some residential development in the area but we don't want blocks of flats or offices.’
  • 135) ‘A five-storey block incorporating offices and flats will now go ahead following the decision by councillors last week.’
  • 136) ‘But now there are plans to knock down the 1960s building and put three blocks of flats in its place.’
  • 137) ‘I was disturbed that 2 office blocks and a block of flats have sprung up on what were empty spaces in a nearby town since I last went past a month ago.’
  • 138) ‘Whether you opt for a single flat or whole block, though, choosing where to buy can require some careful research.’
  • 139) ‘Nests have been known on railway bridges only a few feet below the tracks, in buildings near office blocks and on balconies of blocks of flats’
  • 140) ‘There would be 182 one and two-bedroom flats separated into three four-storey blocks on the site.’
  • 141) ‘The third phase will involve the demolition of three accommodation blocks to make room for two new ones.’
  • 142) ‘The scheme, which includes terraced homes and three-storey blocks of flats, has already been given permission in principle.’
  • 143) ‘Sportsmen and women will be accommodated mainly two to a room in 32 blocks in six student halls of residence.’
  • 144) ‘Proposals to turn part of the existing building into flats and to build two blocks of two-storey flats have caused surprise and raised questions about where any revenue from the flats would go.’
  • 145) ‘In contrast, most British residential blocks of flats were built by local authorities in the 1950s - 70s.’
  • 146) ‘Now the firm has drawn up a new scheme for two seven-storey blocks of flats and a three-storey shopping and office complex.’
  • 147) ‘The library building will be ripped down and replaced with a block of 29 sheltered accommodation flats and a new ground floor library.’
  • 148) ‘Members ignored officers' advice and said two three-storey blocks of flats would have an adverse impact on neighbouring homes through overdevelopment.’
  • 149) ‘The apartments will be in two blocks separated by a newly - created close, continuing the use of The Old Fish Market Close.’
  • 150) ‘Terraces and higher blocks of residential with offices on lower storeys, with 10 acre park on podium.’
  • 151) ‘On the north, the block contains a wooden staircase to the gallery and terrace, and bath- and shower-rooms.’
  • 152) ‘We now have a ‘box’ (actually bag) recycling scheme in our block for textiles, paper, cardboard, glass and tins.’
  • 153) ‘The completion of the science block is not the end of developments at the School.’
  • 154) ‘But the school burned down and many classrooms and hostel blocks were completely destroyed.’
  • 155) ‘A women's centre and an urban prayer garden complete the Cathedral block.’
  • 156) ‘The College has been granted planning permission to develop student housing blocks on their grounds.’
  • 157) ‘It was not just a pure fun programme mind you, but the proceeds of this show will go for building of a sanitary block for the school.’
  • 158) ‘Meters have been re-connected in shower blocks.’
  • 159) ‘They all have static caravans, some with their own showers - and if not, there are shower blocks.’
  • 160) ‘A new roof and heating system are among the priorities, as are upgraded toilet and shower blocks.’
  • 161) ‘There was a shower block for which you had to queue.’
  • 162) ‘Fires were started during the disturbance and one of the accommodation blocks and the administration block were completely gutted.’
  • 163) ‘A new roof and boilers are needed, along with new toilet and shower blocks.’
  • 164) ‘block E is the smallest block and is located along the Eastern boundary, adjacent to the rear of the Courthouse.’
  • 165) ‘The fire started in a manure heap on their farm, engulfed a trailer and looked set to spread along the stable block.’
  • 166) ‘And then the area surrounding that, right from the edge of the stable block into the Botanic Gardens, has now been created into a very large roof space.’
  • 167) ‘They walked inside the front entrance together and then went their separate ways to form rooms about two school blocks apart.’
  • 168) ‘The report concluded that a simple burning rag should not have led to a huge fire that involved the roofs of two separate blocks of the building.’
  • 169) ‘The blaze wrecked the school's offices, staff room, medical room and toilet block.’
  • 170) ‘Round the block is Molesworth Street, home to a number of art establishments.’
  • 171) ‘It was parked at the end of the street and he drove it round the block, intending to park it outside his house, but was stopped on the way.’
  • 172) ‘I've been up the street, around the block, into the store and home again.’
  • 173) ‘The long lines snaked around the block in both directions.’
  • 174) ‘Global terror is down the street, around the block.’
  • 175) ‘Some drive around the block rather than making a left turn.’
  • 176) ‘I drove around the block, swung across the road in what I thought was impeccable style, and was just moving into position by the pavement, when a police car drew up beside me.’
  • 177) ‘At the same time in DC, three intimidating looking black guys pulled up in front of a big house on a tree-lined block in a suburban neighborhood.’
  • 178) ‘The Trust owns about 70 percent of four blocks in that area.’
  • 179) ‘Regular maintenance of the street ended after three blocks and the area beyond looked rougher.’
  • 180) ‘On the block where I lived, I remember seeing a young woman hunched over in pain, weeping hysterically.’
  • 181) ‘Long lines of cars, taxis and buses coiled around city blocks and suburban streets.’
  • 182) ‘The Marines found that one out of every four city blocks contained a major weapons storage area.’
  • 183) ‘The houses were arranged in blocks, with four houses to every side of a block.’
  • 184) ‘As a result, he photographed and described street blocks and individual houses.’
  • 185) ‘One of the residents said the area's council blocks had been transformed since the project started.’
  • 186) ‘There are five different Vinyl Japan stores in the same block, four if you don't count the house/dance music store.’
  • 187) ‘On the same block four months later, a construction worker renovating a house made a dreadful discovery.’
  • 188) ‘This map does not register streets or blocks of houses, but consists of the sheer movements of real people.’
  • 189) ‘The family lives on a close-knit block in suburban Chicago.’
  • 190) ‘Just down the street from me, for example, there's a block with several boarded-up houses on it.’
  • 191) ‘Somebody's already started going around my block in an ice cream van - before the daffodils are even certain of themselves yet.’
  • 192) ‘As she shoved the note back into her book, the sound of several storm doors could be heard along the block as some of the late kids ran to catch the bus.’
  • 193) ‘In particular, there is concern over several blocks along Fifth and Forbes Avenues in the center of town.’
  • 194) ‘Now the former residents are being resettled in distant, high-rise residential blocks.’
  • 195) ‘I would never backpack or turn a somersault or jump to the ground from even the most modest height or run the length of half a block.’
  • 196) ‘Interior hallways run nearly the length of a city block, and could have resembled an endless, generic motel corridor.’
  • 197) ‘Although the distance to the pool was only about the length of a short block, my feet felt as though they were about to fall off because they were so cold.’
  • 198) ‘He had only seen her from a distance, from a block away, but that had been enough, and he was determined never to see her up close.’
  • 199) ‘A vigil every 20 blocks for the whole length of Manhattan.’
  • 200) ‘In no time at all the said queue stretched the entire length of the block.’
  • 201) ‘Broadway is a few blocks distant but worlds away from the cultural corridor along Grand Avenue.’
  • 202) ‘At about the same time, a few blocks from Mrs. Rider, a woman and her children awoke and began vomiting.’
  • 203) ‘She sat sullenly the last three blocks, tension mounting within her.’
  • 204) ‘A few arrests were made when protesters tried to break through barricades set up within two blocks of the Garden along the march route.’
  • 205) ‘I'm pretty sure you can obtain all those things within 2 or 3 blocks along Melrose Blvd. in Hollywood.’
  • 206) ‘We walked along the piers seven blocks then up the hill to the Pike Street Market.’
  • 207) ‘They could hear the noise from the crowd when they were a block away, along with the sounds of the band tuning up.’
  • 208) ‘And the water can enter the system from an area three, four blocks, a mile away.’
  • 209) ‘It's five blocks to the mall in the opposite direction from the school, four blocks past my house.’
  • 210) ‘I took this photo this morning on a street a couple of blocks from my house.’
  • 211) ‘She made her way to the corner store four blocks from her house.’
  • 212) ‘Allie's house was only four blocks away so we decided to walk there.’
  • 213) ‘Nora was walking down the street a couple of blocks away from my house.’
  • 214) ‘They walked up the four blocks to the coffee house.’
  • 215) ‘Braille music uses the same system of raised dots on paper as standard Braille, with the top four dots in a block of six giving the note and the bottom two indicating its duration.’
  • 216) ‘A block of 55,500 Petrol shares was sold at 14.31 and another 129,500 shares at 14.32.’
  • 217) ‘The therapy involves undertaking six-week blocks of different exercises, spread over a year, with the aim of stimulating a part of the brain called the cerebellum.’
  • 218) ‘The order of presentation of these blocks was completely randomized across participants.’
  • 219) ‘Each participant completed three blocks of 120 trials, one for each of the difficulty levels.’
  • 220) ‘The surgical suite allocates Dr Jones two eight-hour blocks per week to complete his elective cases.’
  • 221) ‘If he has completed his initial block, he keeps moving, looking for someone else to hit.’
  • 222) ‘These spirals were three and four years long each, so for all intents and purposes they were blocks.’
  • 223) ‘All subjects completed five blocks of 15 learning trials.’
  • 224) ‘Each subject completed 10 blocks of 10 practice trials.’
  • 225) ‘All of the participants completed both blocks with the order of completion counterbalanced across participants.’
  • 226) ‘Each block or placement is completed in a different facility.’
  • 227) ‘You will most likely sleep in two hour blocks at completely random times throughout the day.’
  • 228) ‘The expressions were ordered in a random way rather than in blocks of expressions with the same algebraic structure.’
  • 229) ‘These items were added as a block to the entire questionnaire.’
  • 230) ‘When speaking about hypertext, it refers specifically to blocks of text connected by hyperlinks.’
  • 231) ‘Maybe you type the same blocks of text into your email messages thirty times a day.’
  • 232) ‘Text messaging, which allows blocks of text up to 160 characters long to be sent, has been a huge success with 50 million being sent in Britain alone every day.’
  • 233) ‘The method is well suited for use in a microprocessor-based modem operating on blocks of data.’
  • 234) ‘For example, one informant disliked scrolling to read columns and preferred page-wide blocks of text.’
  • 235) ‘Secondly a whole set of conditions have been placed on the developing world, many of which have been seen by campaigners and the nations themselves, as a block to necessary progress.’
  • 236) ‘If you break the rules of existence, there's usually a block to progress until you have connected things.’
  • 237) ‘A high-profile civil case would mean lurid newspaper headlines and act as a block to any possibility of restarting a television career.’
  • 238) ‘The public system as a whole is seen as a block to that market.’
  • 239) ‘I refuse to believe that the colour of my skin is a block to achieving whatever I want to be.’
  • 240) ‘It had just become too expensive (and was becoming a block to ‘free’ trade).’
  • 241) ‘Indeed, I fear that serial co-habitation could actually be a block to marriage with parties becoming afraid of making the commitment.’
  • 242) ‘It goes to reinforce my jaded view that the media are a block to reasoned public debate, the open society, and education.’
  • 243) ‘Also, overcoming the obstacle of having these blocks put in the path - they're not willing to settle for less than what they're capable of doing.’
  • 244) ‘The major problem that emerges is voltage leaks, which cause the chip to heat up considerably and ultimately put a block on progress.’
  • 245) ‘But you put up mental and emotional blocks around your mind.’
  • 246) ‘The result was ‘a writing block which went on for a long time, and I am sure it was because I was afraid to say what I wanted, what mattered to me’.’
  • 247) ‘Maybe he has a writing block because he doesn't smoke.’
  • 248) ‘The writing block that plagued him for years has started to lift.’
  • 249) ‘This also limits his ability to make downfield blocks on linebackers.’
  • 250) ‘Moss, meanwhile, began running out every pattern, even when he was a decoy, and he started throwing blocks downfield.’
  • 251) ‘Dilger doesn't hesitate to sell out on a block downfield or on the line.’
  • 252) ‘He's a good athlete who has the ability to get downfield and make blocks.’
  • 253) ‘Miss a block and a teammate will be dealt a devastating blow.’
  • 254) ‘He can pull on running plays and screens and get downfield to throw a block.’
  • 255) ‘He is smart, quick and agile enough to make blocks downfield, but lacks the initial pop to be an outstanding guard.’
  • 256) ‘His exceptional quickness and agility allow him to get downfield and make blocks at the second level of the defense.’
  • 257) ‘Bell is usually the first one downfield on punts, fighting through blocks and disrupting the return.’
  • 258) ‘When it comes to communicating the importance of a movement, a block, a play, or a game, Davis has few equals.’
  • 259) ‘He is very good in space, whether it's pulling on wide plays or getting a downfield block.’
  • 260) ‘He's not quick enough to defeat blocks in the run game to pursue backside running plays and is a liability in coverage.’
  • 261) ‘He was the bulldozer for college football's most punishing running attack, with the pancake block being his trademark.’
  • 262) ‘Driver caught seven passes for 78 yards and executed several downfield blocks.’
  • 263) ‘Wand has long arms, but he doesn't use them to his advantage to gain leverage and maintain blocks.’
  • 264) ‘He picked up four late wickets by virtue of keeping the ball up in the blockhole.’
  • 265) ‘Exactly half of his deliveries were on a good length, and while he banged 18 in short, another 11 were pitched well up in the blockhole.’
  • 266) ‘He misses, the ball lands in the block hole, and makes contact with the pads.’
  • 267) ‘It would look silly to draw the character as is; the background would be drawn too, and the character would be surrounded by a block of solid color.’
  • 268) ‘Women don't want a block of colour, especially not black after all this mourning.’
  • 269) ‘Turquoise with bright color blocks of red and yellow.’
  • 270) ‘This image has four blocks of colour – dark green, burgundy, dark blue and light cyan – used to adjust the colour settings of a computer monitor.’
  • 271) ‘The ink of the fixing agent is subsequently overprinted on the above block of colour in the required image.’
  • 272) ‘The visual system of the tsetse fly is particularly sensitive to large blocks of contrasting color.’
  • 273) ‘That feature is linked to the original development of the irrigation areas with smallholder fruit blocks for soldier settlers and, later, new immigrants.’
  • 274) ‘There were also many blocks of land listed in Adelaide and country towns as well as cattle, sheep and farming implements.’
  • 275) ‘His scheme collapsed and he and his family settled on a block of land south west of Clare.’
  • 276) ‘During 1878 the town of Eurelia was surveyed and the first blocks of land sold on 10 October 1878 for $5. each.’
  • 277) ‘The preamble talks about how approximately 87,000 acres of confiscated land was divided into blocks.’
  • 278) ‘It had 432 allotments of a quarter acre each and 88 suburban blocks ranging in size from five to eleven acres.’
  • 279) ‘If we wander in here, see I suppose this area here is probably only about as big as a couple of suburban blocks of land.’
  • 280) ‘The business was being used to sell country homes and blocks of land throughout New South Wales.’
  • 281) ‘Large blocks of land had not been amalgamated as envisaged.’
  • 282) ‘Those business people have now been subdividing the land, and selling blocks for housing and commercial developments.’
  • 283) ‘It was here that he was awarded £17,000 by the government for the patent of his mechanical ships blocks.’
  • 284) ‘It is a hoist for lifting appliances, and more specifically a block-and-pulley arrangement, or a block-and-tackle arrangement.’
  • 285) ‘A block which moves downward is attached to a string which is wrapped around the pulley.’
  • 286) ‘The road was blocked off and the 93 bus couldn't get through, so I caught another one which took me all around the houses, but it was still stuck in traffic.’
  • 287) ‘Emergency services were called and the road was blocked off.’
  • 288) ‘Major roads were blocked off, threatening huge traffic disruption.’
  • 289) ‘A group of young men hanging out in the middle of the road blocked her passage.’
  • 290) ‘They cannot risk the frequent delivery delays that occur when the motorway is blocked by road works or accidents.’
  • 291) ‘The second trailer remained upright as the truck slid to the wrong side of the road, blocking the highway.’
  • 292) ‘All the street was blocked off and there were so many people outside.’
  • 293) ‘New Street was blocked off and police diverted traffic onto High Street.’
  • 294) ‘She was blocking the road and cars behind her and in front of her were unable to move.’
  • 295) ‘We turned right and, sure enough, the road was blocked and the car park boarded off and derelict.’
  • 296) ‘‘The parked cars block the road and leave nowhere for anyone to pull in,’ he said.’
  • 297) ‘In those cases, the fuelers usually set up on a major road that was blocked off for fueling operations.’
  • 298) ‘As well as blocking the hospital drive there have been problems with cars blocking the road and parking in the driveways of houses.’
  • 299) ‘The truck was greeted at the end of the approach road by a number of tractors which blocked the passage and proceeded slowly along the two mile journey.’
  • 300) ‘A portion of this tube may be causing you difficulty due to narrowing or a growth blocking the passage of food and liquids.’
  • 301) ‘A waste disposal lorry and a pick-up truck crashed on a narrow bridge, blocking a main road.’
  • 302) ‘But police radioed ahead and blocked off the narrow road with a police pick-up truck, finally bringing the Toyota to a stop.’
  • 303) ‘A truck parked in the middle of the narrow street blocked the road.’
  • 304) ‘While allowing the bus stops in the road, care must be taken to avoid buses being parked right opposite to each other on busy roads and blocking entire flow of traffic.’
  • 305) ‘They literally bulldozed aside the police cars blocking the road.’
  • 306) ‘Fortunately I think our firewall had been blocking the access attempts, but the popup ads were still happening.’
  • 307) ‘But this Council finds the idea distasteful and is blocking every attempt to find a suitable location.’
  • 308) ‘Can you blame the Senate blocking his half-baked attempts at policy formulation?’
  • 309) ‘Known as ‘the nuclear option’, the Democrats blocked the attempt.’
  • 310) ‘The army sent out a force of sixty men to retrieve him but the attempt was blocked and the group was surrounded by the Apaches.’
  • 311) ‘But when injuries are less obvious or workers seem uncooperative, companies often block every attempt to seek benefits.’
  • 312) ‘The company initially tried to block attempts by this newspaper last week to inspect parts of its shareholder register, a public document.’
  • 313) ‘New temporary barriers have been installed to block any other attempts by vehicles to cross the bridge.’
  • 314) ‘Under the ancien régime these two powerful groups had often blocked princely attempts to rationalize and centralize the administration.’
  • 315) ‘Opposition Conservative MPs blocked an attempt by the government to fine the companies $250,000 a day for contempt of Parliament.’
  • 316) ‘His replacement as senior consultant blocks an attempt for him to be awarded emeritus status.’
  • 317) ‘She heard him curse softly and then he shifted his wait, effectively blocking her attempt at freedom.’
  • 318) ‘She was overjoyed at this but as she tried to merge with it something powerful blocked her attempts.’
  • 319) ‘The management has consistently refused to grant concessions on economic issues and has worked to block attempts at employee organization.’
  • 320) ‘Given they both own more than 25% of shares, either side could block a takeover attempt by the other.’
  • 321) ‘First, they block unauthorized attempts to reach and then damage or take control of your system.’
  • 322) ‘Government officials, knowing that the findings would likely be negative and fearful that they would leak, blocked the effort.’
  • 323) ‘The idea of blocking access where someone is using a lot of bandwidth just doesn't work.’
  • 324) ‘It was a matter of blocking the critical political web sites.’
  • 325) ‘If requested by police it can block telephone numbers to stop someone calling out, including texting.’
  • 326) ‘Today, Firefox blocked it to disable a security vulnerability that affects it.’
  • 327) ‘A separate debate over Internet monitoring in Germany broke out last month as federal lawmakers approved legislation to allow websites containing child pornography to be blocked.’
  • 328) ‘And in the meantime, I'd have someone hide the medical encyclopaedia and block your access to all medical websites, if at all possible.’
  • 329) ‘Obviously, not all spam filters work that well, but this seems like a really odd choice as a way to block spam.’
  • 330) ‘It will not block pop-ups unless users enable the feature.’
  • 331) ‘Thanks for reviewing and no, I don't think your reviews are like hell for me because if I did, I would have already blocked you.’
  • 332) ‘However, the list is effective at blocking the most egregious spammers so it should result in a significant reduction in spam.’
  • 333) ‘In his evidence, he said that if the acquisition was blocked, it would have been a waste of a ‘tremendous amount of time and energy’.’
  • 334) ‘This has been blamed for blocking overseas-bound investment by mainland enterprises.’
  • 335) ‘Foreign financial institutions are required to block the funds and assets of such groups.’
  • 336) ‘In such circumstances, post-merger performance in the relevant market may be no worse than market performance had the merger been blocked and the assets left the market.’
  • 337) ‘Over the weekend, legislators passed a law blocking access for three years to hard currency held in high-interest accounts with the country's two state banks.’
  • 338) ‘By building up a sizeable stake they will control enough equity in the company to block a compulsory takeover by another bidder.’
  • 339) ‘On passes, the offense relies on tight ends to block linebackers and sometimes defensive ends.’
  • 340) ‘He suffered the injury when he was blocked low on a screen pass.’
  • 341) ‘Supposedly he managed to retain his agility as he put on weight, which should help him in pulling and getting out to block linebackers.’
  • 342) ‘The team's backs and tight ends have problems blocking linebackers.’
  • 343) ‘The Giants' only score of the game - a touchdown in the third quarter - came when they blocked one of our punts and recovered it in the endzone.’
  • 344) ‘He brought his stave up and I quickly dropped my left hand, dealing him a one-handed blow on the side off his arm before bringing my own stave up to block his blow.’
  • 345) ‘Every single one of his intended blows was blocked and parried, even when the man tripped and fell backwards.’
  • 346) ‘Two shots were blocked but the ball eventually fell to Chambers who slotted it into the far corner.’
  • 347) ‘He has such explosive leaping ability he can block anyone's shot.’
  • 348) ‘He is a very good athlete who can block shots and has a good shooting stroke.’
  • 349) ‘He was unable to pierce the field and his method of blocking the ball with soft hands close to the wickets to pinch quick singles just didn't work.’
  • 350) ‘And with the Aussie bowling around the wicket into the rough, he is content to let the ball hit his front pad and block the over out.’
  • 351) ‘He declined to play attacking shots for the best part of his stay at the crease, not even looking to score, and instead blocked, padded up or left the ball alone.’
  • 352) ‘The difference between him and everyone else was that he would hit a 50-50 ball that anyone else would leave or block, and hit it with immense force.’
  • 353) ‘A common mistake by beginners is that when your best suit proves to be blocked by the opponent to switch and try each other suit in turn.’
  • 354) ‘Often, however, you cannot take the discard pile because you are blocked by a black three discarded by your right hand opponent.’
  • 355) ‘They also block the discard pile for the opponents when discarded.’
  • 356) ‘Black threes can be discarded, and block the next player from taking the pile.’
  • 357) ‘He is well cast and carries the part like a well blocked hat, (though his own hat sometimes got the better of him).’
  • 358) ‘It's going to need a pretty firm hand to block it to shape.’
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