The tendency for a popular political party leader to attract votes for other candidates of the same party in an election. For example, the party of a victorious presidential candidate will often win many seats in Congress as well; these congressmen are voted into office “on the coattails” of the president.
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In Israel, however, a new law took effect January 1st that banned the use of underweight models.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But they say its effect on the regular daily operation of organized crime has been negligible.
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So now the company is asking the FCC to, in effect, reverse itself.How ‘Ethical’ Hotel Chain Marriott Gouges Guests in the Name of Wi-Fi Security|Kyle Chayka|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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In this case, I suspect, there was co-operant a strongly marked childish characteristic, the love of producing an effect.
He shrank, as from some one who inflicted pain as a child, unwittingly, to see what the effect would be.
And so this is why the clever performer cannot reproduce the effect of a speech of Demosthenes or Daniel Webster.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
The well-known "cock and bull" stories of small children are inspired by this love of strong effect.
She stabbed him, noting the effect upon him with a detached interest that seemed indifferent to his pain.