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disguised price rise

a decrease in the quantity or quality of a good or service sold at an unchanged price. Suppliers may reduce the quantity or quality of a good in order to improve unit profit margins or contain cost increases, but need to be mindful of consumers' reactions to these moves once they have become aware of the situation.
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The Old Testament then gets its theological value not so much from the Christ it hiddenly describes as from the salvation it promises, and from the faith of the faithful whom this word invites.
Near the close of The Sacred Journey, the remarkable first volume of his memoirs, Frederick Buechner describes what some would call his conversion and what he terms the doing of "whatever it was that I believe must have been hiddenly in the doing all the years of my journey up till then" It happened one day, when he was listening to a sermon by George Buttrick at the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church.
The Divine Spirit upon the entire nation is that which arouses us - openly and hiddenly - to act with G-d in bringing about the Redemption.