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The financial terms were largely symbolic as Purdue Pharma’s bankruptcy has put it deeply in debt and its earnings from OxyContin have plunged.McKinsey, adviser to businesses around the world, agrees to pay $573.9 million to settle charges for its role in opioid epidemic|Peter Whoriskey, Christopher Rowland|February 5, 2021|Washington Post
Sadly, Puerto Rico is an island full of symbolic laws, which are usually ignored by law enforcement authorities and have no consequences.
Closing off the Capitol would be an enormous symbolic victory for the insurrectionists.The danger of right-wing mobs is real. Fencing at the U.S. Capitol won’t help.|Philip Kennicott|February 1, 2021|Washington Post
Wednesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting is symbolic in that the county is essentially opening the floor to new supervisors and the public who have other ideas to reach this target.County’s New Climate Plan Could Use the System That Doomed the Old Plan|MacKenzie Elmer|January 13, 2021|Voice of San Diego
Tokyo 2020 will be symbolic to prove that people, all together from across the world, have defeated the virus.Can Tokyo Safely Host the Olympic Games This Summer?|Charlie Campbell|January 12, 2021|Time
Bridging the divide between the police and those who distrust them will take more than protests and symbolic gestures.
Your death is symbolic of the harsh reality facing so many of us.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen|Parker Molloy|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Along the way, he accidentally embeds a nail in his foot, which is not symbolic at all.The Walking Dead’s ‘Crossed’: The Stage Is Now Set for a Bloody, Deadly Midseason Finale|Melissa Leon|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the amendment was non-binding -- and thus largely symbolic.
She lost that claim long ago, but her symbolic importance has only grown.128 Years Old and Still a Looker: Happy Birthday to Lady Liberty|Elizabeth Mitchell|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In like manner the mouth, from being a bare symbolic indication, gradually takes on form and likeness.
This element of symbolic indication will be found to run through the whole of childish drawing.
The celebrant sprinkled the victim with wine and salted cake, and made a symbolic gesture with the knife.The Religion of Ancient Rome|Cyril Bailey
Because of its recumbent position, symbolic of General Lee resting on a battlefield cot, this statue is considered most unique.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia|Dorothy M. Torpey
If she was no longer a symbolic and sympathetic figure—like that young mother among her children—she had her own claims.Marriage la mode|Mrs. Humphry Ward