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or A.B.D

all but dissertation: applied to a person who has completed all requirements for a doctoral degree except for the writing of a dissertation.


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  • For all his vaunts and visions he has gone to abd er-Rahman.

    The Scapegoat Hall Caine
  • abd Allah was so pleased with this compliment that he ordered him a valuable present.

    A Boswell of Baghdad E. V. Lucas
  • On hearing this abd al Wahid broke into loud weeping and fainted.

  • It is, of course, clear that abd Alkohm drew largely on his imagination.

    Myths and Marvels of Astronomy Richard A. Proctor
  • abd Rahman rose to quiet him—one glance thrust the Moor back.

    God Wills It! William Stearns Davis

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