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"Surely our inaction with respect to Syria is a poor precedent if we're fighting a war on terror."

"Sending Paris Hilton to jail for being the most loathed celeprosy lesion in the history of the species seems like a happening idea at first - forty-five days at Century Regional Detention Center is so the new thirty days at Promises Malibu! But it sets a dangerous precedent to jail celebs just because someone hates them."

"If there's any object in human experience that's a precedent for what a computer should be like, it's a musical instrument: a device where you can explore a huge range of possibilities through an interface that connects your mind and your body, allowing you to be emotionally authentic and expressive."

"Judge Roberts has assured me personally that he has a healthy respect for precedent and the hard-won rights of Americans."

"Google is in an amazing position to be the target of tons of lawsuits that will set precedent for many important things for us on the Internet."

"The higher American patriotism, on the other hand, combines loyalty to historical tradition and precedent with the imaginative projection of an ideal national Promise."

"I have resolved on an enterprise that has no precedent and will have no imitator. I want to set before my fellow human beings a man in every way true to nature and that man will be myself."

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