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The final Agent Orange raid in Vietnam took place in 1970- areas have begun to bloom again. But 19 years after the war's end, it seems plain that Agent Orange is kiIIing and maiming human beings, something it never intended to do. The apparent toxic fallout from those clouds-is a crop of human miseries including cancers, miscarriages and birth defects-that may persist for decades." [1995]
The offensive substance referred to in this quotation is:


Book : kapal kundala
Author : bankim chandra chatterjee.      .. More >>

evidently:
adv.
1.unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')      .. More >>

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To win is to be #1 in a competition, or to receive an award.
  • My soccer team won the game 3-1.
  • I want to win the lottery!
  • John won a prize in the science competition.

    You can win a game, a race, a match, a competition, or the lottery. You can also win a medal (like in the Olympics), a prize, or an award.

    To earn something is to get something in exchange for your work or effort, for example: a salary.
  • Sarah is a famous lawyer; she earns a lot of money.
  • I'm not rich, but I earn a decent salary.
  • My bank account earns 2% interest per month.

    To gain something is simply to get or increase - not necessarily because of action:
  • I've gained five pounds since I stopped exercising.
  • Jack's car gained speed as he drove down the mountain.
  • The company is gaining international recognition.

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