Assad, Hafez al-
The president of syria from 1971 to 2000. Assad was recognized as a hard-liner among Arab politicians for his hostility to Israel. At home he brutally suppressed islamic fundamentalism. He gave active support to terrorism, but he cast his lot with the United Nations against Iraq in the Persian Gulf War. He long insisted that Israel hand back to Syria the Golan Heights, which it had conquered in the Six-Day War.
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When the exact sense was lost, the suffix -al seemed to be adjectival, and the word dismal became at last an adjective.
The Provençal has not even the formal distinction of the nouns in al, which in French make their plural in aux.Frdric Mistral|Charles Alfred Downer
The emphatic al places the alchemist as much above the ordinary chemist as the gold which he obtains is superior to other metals.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
So also:—'Tempest thee nat thus with al thy fortune'; Boeth.
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