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Cancer is the ultimate nemesis that hangs in the balance for one in three women and one in two men in their lifetime.
David Agus

Meaning of "in the balance" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF IN THE BALANCE

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE IN THE BALANCE

in the abstract
in the aggregate
in the air
in the altogether
in the arms of Morpheus
in the ascendant
in the bag
in the black
in the box seat
in the can
in the chair
in the clear
in the clouds
in the club
in the cold
in the driver´s seat
in the end
in the event of
in the event that
in the eye of the beholder

WORDS THAT END LIKE IN THE BALANCE

account balance
advance
ambulance
at a glance
balance
elance
freelance
glance
imbalance
lance
on balance
resemblance
semblance
strike a balance
surveillance
the Balance
trial balance
valance
video surveillance
vigilance
work/life balance

Synonyms and antonyms of in the balance in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «in the balance» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF IN THE BALANCE

Find out the translation of in the balance to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of in the balance from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «in the balance» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

在平衡
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

en el balance
570 millions of speakers

English

in the balance
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अधर में
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

في الميزان
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

в балансе
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

na balança
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ব্যাগের ভেতর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

à l´équilibre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Dalam beg
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

in der Bilanz
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

バランス
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

균형
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ing tas
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trong cán cân
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பையில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पिशवीत
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çantada
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

in bilico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

w bilansie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

в балансі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

în balanța
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

στην ισορροπία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

in die weegskaal
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

i balansräkningen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

balanse
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of in the balance

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «IN THE BALANCE»

The term «in the balance» is quite widely used and occupies the 37.809 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «IN THE BALANCE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about in the balance

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6 QUOTES WITH «IN THE BALANCE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word in the balance.
1
David Agus
Cancer is the ultimate nemesis that hangs in the balance for one in three women and one in two men in their lifetime.
2
Barbara Boxer
With so many of our fundamental rights hanging in the balance, it is not good enough to simply roll the dice, hoping a nominee has changed his past views. It's not good enough to think, 'This is the best we can expect from this president'.
3
Martin Van Creveld
The fate of Syria hangs in the balance, but it is entirely possible that the fall of the Assad regime will result in anarchy and cause Syria to turn into a second Afghanistan, a base for anti-Israel terrorism.
4
Robert Dallek
John F. Kennedy went to bed at 3:30 in the morning on November 9, 1960, uncertain whether he had defeated Richard Nixon for the presidency. He thought he had won, but six states hung in the balance, and after months of exhaustive campaigning, he was too tired to stay awake any longer.
5
Joschka Fischer
I don't believe, in the 21st century, in the balance of power system. This is a European idea of the 19th and 20th centuries.
6
John Lewis Gaddis
I think the way to think about the impact of Hiroshima is to think about it as a sudden shift in the balance of power.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «IN THE BALANCE»

Discover the use of in the balance in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to in the balance and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit
Re-released on the heels of Al Gores #1 New York Times bestseller, An Inconvenient Truth, comes the paperback edition of his classic bestseller, Earth in the Balance.
Al Gore, 2006
2
Preventing Childhood Obesity: Health in the Balance
The book also offers a prevention-oriented action plan that identifies the most promising array of short-term and longer-term interventions, as well as recommendations for the roles and responsibilities of numerous stakeholders in various ...
Jeffrey Koplan, Catharyn T. Liverman, Vivica I. Kraak, 2005
3
Mind in the Balance: Meditation in Science, Buddhism, and ...
He links Buddhist and Christian views to the provocative philosophical theories of Hilary Putnam, Charles Taylor, and Bas van Fraassen, and he seamlessly incorporates the work of such physicists as Anton Zeilinger, John Wheeler, and Stephen ...
B. Alan Wallace, 2009
4
Reason in the Balance: The Case Against Naturalism in ...
A critique of the all-pervasive naturalistic assumptions and presuppositions in American academia, government, and the judiciary, and their effect on education, public policy, and law.
Phillip E. Johnson, 1998
5
World in the Balance: The Historic Quest for an Absolute ...
The epic story of the invention of a global network of weights, scales, and instruments for measurement.
Robert P. Crease, 2011
6
Terror in the Balance : Security, Liberty, and the Courts: ...
They emphasize the virtues of unilateral executive actions and argue for making extensive powers available to the executive as warranted. The judiciary should neither second-guess security policy nor interfere on constitutional grounds.
Eric A. Posner Kirkland and Ellis Professor of Law The University of Chicago, Adrian Vermeule Professor of Law Harvard Law School, 2006
7
Live in the Balance: The Ground-Breaking East-West Nutrition ...
Now path-breaking nutritionist Linda Prout synthesizes the basic principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with the science of western nutrition.
Linda Prout, 2009
8
In the Balance: Law and Politics on the Roberts Court
Harvard Law School professor and constitutional law expert Mark Tushnet clarifies the lines of conflict and what is at stake on the Supreme Court as it hangs “in the balance” between its conservatives and its liberals.
Mark Tushnet, 2013
9
A Life in the Balance: The Billy Wayne Sinclair Story, A ...
Three-and-a-half decades later, Billy Wayne is still behind bars—feared by many politicians and prison officials for his well-known incorruptibility and unrelenting crusade for prison reform. This is his memoir.
Billy Wayne Sinclair, Jodie Sinclair, 2013
10
Earth in the Balance: Forging a New Common Purpose
Al Gore leads the charge against climate change, the world's greatest threat, in an incendiary new foreword to this timeless classic that launched his environmental career. If you want to know Gore, you need this book!
Albert Gore, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «IN THE BALANCE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term in the balance is used in the context of the following news items.
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Brent Harvey's future at North Melbourne hangs in the balance
Brent Harvey's future at North Melbourne hangs in the balance. by: JON RALPH; From: Herald Sun; July 17, 2015 8:00PM. Increase Text Size · Decrease Text ... «Herald Sun, Jul 15»
2
Matt Driscoll: Fate of Pierce County's steelhead in the balance | The …
When the trees come off steep slopes, so too does the soil. “Soil and sediment are the deadliest factors for spawning steelhead because they ... «TheNewsTribune.com, Jul 15»
3
German GP boss says long-term future still in the balance | Formula …
The long-term future of the German Grand Prix remains in the balance, says its promoter, despite its return to the 2016 Formula 1 calendar. The FIA announced ... «Motorsport.com, Jul 15»
4
Future of South Shields school's academy bid hangs in the balance
The future of a bid by a South Tyneside school to become an academy is uncertain – days after a consultation process ended. St Wilfrid's RC ... «Shields Gazette, Jul 15»
5
Song's West Ham return hangs in the balance (From This Is Local …
... 28 league appearances last season and has since reportedly agreed personal terms. Now, though, any potential deal hangs in the balance. «This is Local London, Jul 15»
6
CRICKET: Gloucestershire's clash in the balance as wickets tumble …
THE BOWLER-friendly wicket at Cheltenham's College Ground certainly lived up to its' reputation on the first day of Gloucestershire's LV= ... «Gazette Series, Jul 15»
7
Dundalk's Champions League hopes in the balance after closely …
DUNDALK'S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE hopes are in the balance, after they were beaten 2-1 away to Belarusian side BATE in the first leg of ... «Yahoo Eurosport UK, Jul 15»
8
130 jobs in the balance after Budget measures threaten Lynemouth …
Doubts have been raised over the future of a Northumberland power plant and its 130-plus workers with the axing of a green energy tax break ... «ChronicleLive, Jul 15»
9
As River District development hangs in the balance, some observers …
A rendering of the proposed River District development in Baton Rouge shows an image of what could be Baton Rouge's future mode of public ... «NOLA.com, Jul 15»
10
Greece Bailout Terms Submitted in Parliament, €86 Billion Hangs in
Greece Bailout Terms Submitted in Parliament, €86 Billion Hangs in the Balance. Join us to discuss the outlook for the Euro and other major ... «DailyFX, Jul 15»

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