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Read the Lines

A slang term meaning to look at and analyze technical information. For example, reading the lines may involve analyzing a company's price-earnings ratio over a period of time. The general direction of the ratio may influence whether one buys or sells the company's stock.
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While the sage was speaking these comfortable words, Anne was reading the lines traced on the paper.
We filmed him reading the lines, with his dad and I playing the other parts.
It's kind of hard to make someone younger than they are, so if you're reading the lines on his face, then I've failed miserably,'' Rattner says with a laugh.
In 1998, expect to begin seeing finger identification systems, which identify residents by reading the lines and contours of their finger.
According to JBI Localization President Eliane Barth, the Halo 2 project involved more than 80,000 words of script, including a promotional trailer, and the recording of more than 30 actors reading the lines of the various characters.
For the first time, students performed ``Straight Shakespeare,'' reading the lines without offering any interpretations and ``Breeches,'' in which female students played male roles, such as Macduff or Othello.