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In short, it had all the makings of a nuclear attack drill, part of an escalation in long-range Russian operations worldwide.
Throw in an X-Man whose special power is preserving religious liberty and you have the makings of a movie franchise.
For Schwarzenegger fans like me, the movie had all the makings of a breakthrough.Is This the End of Arnold Schwarzenegger's Comeback?|Andrew Romano|March 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He demonstrated that he had the makings of a future Marine after his mother sent him on a last minute errand to a nearby deli.Why Was My Son Killed in Fallujah—and His Murderer Set Free?|Michael Daly|January 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Coming to America in late 1774, already approaching 40, Paine not only had all the makings of a radical.We Are Radicals at Heart: A New History Gets America Wrong|Harvey J. Kaye|December 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
"I guess you have the makings of a plainsman," he said, with a smile, as he patted me on the head.Vanguards of the Plains|Margaret McCarter
There is in him, hidden deep-down, a great instinctive artist, and hence the makings of an aristocrat.A Book of Prefaces|H. L. Mencken
It wouldn't go off; it was only the makings of a bomb, three sticks of dynamite and some fuses and part of a clock.100%: The Story of a Patriot|Upton Sinclair
But Colin had the makings of an angler in him and he was able instinctively to judge the amount of pressure that was needed.The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries|Francis Rolt-Wheeler
"There are the makings of a man in that boy," the artist said to himself.Facing Death|G. A. Henty