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resource

an input (e.g. raw material, people, machinery) which is combined with other inputs to supply a good or service.
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If they see that our national government is efficient and well administered, our trade prudently regulated, our militia properly organized and disciplined, our resources and finances discreetly managed, our credit re-established, our people free, contented, and united, they will be much more disposed to cultivate our friendship than provoke our resentment.
That situation consists in the best possible state of defense, and necessarily depends on the government, the arms, and the resources of the country.
If these remarks have any foundation, that state of things which will best enable us to improve and extend so valuable a resource must be best adapted to our political welfare.
What will be the consequence, if we are not able to avail ourselves of the resource in question in its full extent?
The capital was furnished by himself he, in fact, constituted the company; for, though he had a board of directors, they were merely nominal; the whole business was conducted on his plans and with his resources, but he preferred to do so under the imposing and formidable aspect of a corporation, rather than in his individual name, and his policy was sagacious and effective.
"Sell them to countries with undeveloped resources," Mr.
Suppose the United States disposes of its surplus to a country with undeveloped resources like, say, Brazil.
As long as it is her interest to provide herself with pecuniary resources for the future, she verbally engages to go on.
All the resources of Captain Bonneville had been tasked to fit out this favorite expedition.
Our slender resources had suffered already, and the doubtful future--more doubtful than ever now-- made me dread decreasing our means unnecessarily by allowing myself an indulgence even at the small cost of a double railway journey in the carriages of the second class.
The bills were renewed, the old ones destroyed, and the poor ship-owner found himself with three months before him to collect his resources. The Englishman received his thanks with the phlegm peculiar to his nation; and Morrel, overwhelming him with grateful blessings, conducted him to the staircase.
After first exhausting his resources in ready money, Mr.

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