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- ‘Mission Sunday is a day set aside each year for Catholics worldwide to recommit themselves to the Church's missionary activity through prayer and sacrifice.’
- ‘We are recommitting ourselves to the goal of publishing the best regional newspaper of our size in the nation.’
- ‘Perhaps if we see ourselves in this human story, we can recommit ourselves to ending the fragmentation, the divisiveness, and the horror we see around us.’
- ‘I know that you have already rededicated and recommitted yourself to West Indies cricket and its success.’
- ‘Justice James also said the 34-year-old was not likely to recommit the offence with which he is charged, namely, the making of documents likely to facilitate a terrorist act.’
- ‘He asked them to recommit themselves to their teammates.’
- ‘This summit must reaffirm the Millennium Development Goals and recommit the world to achieving these targets by 2015.’
- ‘We have heard that several donors are ready to commit or recommit funds to the sector if there is a commensurate government commitment.’
- ‘Let us recommit ourselves to the slow and painstaking work of statecraft, which sees peace, not war as being inevitable.’
- ‘It is time, therefore, for Catholics and Evangelicals, corporately and individually, to recommit ourselves to the life of discipleship that ought to be the distinctive mark of Christians.’
- ‘On April 17 the President recommitted America to helping rebuild Afghanistan.’
- ‘And so that these young people will not have died in vain, as President Lincoln said, we have to recommit our country to a sense of community.’
- ‘In celebrating our heritage, we strengthen the linkages to a glorious history and recommit ourselves to upholding the standards and values given to us by past generations.’
- ‘So today let us recommit ourselves to continuing history's great and necessary task.’
- ‘We can do better, and we should take this Veterans Day to recommit ourselves to serving those who have done so much to serve us.’
- ‘Youth Month should therefore be used as an occasion to recommit ourselves to the initial vision of the United Nations, that is, to put young people once again at the center of development.’
- ‘‘As we meet today at this monument, we once again recommit ourselves to the friendship, solidarity and unity that have brought us this far,’ he said.’
- ‘However, he stopped short of recommitting the Government to its original promise of meeting the goal by 2007 - a commitment first made at the UN general assembly in 2000.’
- ‘We must recommit ourselves to building a world where democracy and rights prevail.’
- ‘To move forward in a way that is viable and credible, everyone in the profession must recommit themselves to our principles of professional conduct and communicate these values to the public.’
- 1.1 Return (a motion, proposal, or legislative bill) to a committee for further consideration.
- ‘At this point, on the suggestion of the President, the resolution was recommitted for redrafting.’
- ‘I am far from convinced that the Supplementary Order Paper does that, but we should wait until it is recommitted to the select committee so that we can further examine it.’
- ‘The House could go into Committee, and the bill could be recommitted by motion back to a select committee.’
- ‘That might be an easier way than recommitting the bill.’
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