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 n.— «These hospitals call themselves non-profit, but here they are charging people who can least afford it the full boat,” Grant said. “That doesn’t sound very charitable to me.”» —“Hospitals challenged over billing” by Melanie Asmar Concord Monitor (N.H.) May 8, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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