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 adj.— «None of us had the sense, the luck or the courage early enough to remove ourselves from the hully-gully of hour-by-hour daily coverage of our usual run of stories to concentrate—gamble might be the better word—upon the Watergate story actually being what we suspected it could be.» —“Why TV Gave a Lackluster Show in Unraveling Watergate Mystery” by Dan Rather Los Angeles Times Dec. 30, 1973. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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