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es·ca·la·tion

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  1. escalationnoun

    an increase to counteract a perceived discrepancy

    "higher wages caused an escalation of prices"; "there was a gradual escalation of hostilities"

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  1. Josef Benedict:

    A travel ban on critics will mark a dangerous escalation in the government’s ongoing crackdown on dissent, the right to freedom of speech is a key human right which the Malaysian people deserve to enjoy just like any other people.

  2. Ben Talebu:

    A highly deniable attack, such as the one on the hull of the tankers, would be entirely consistent with the past four decades of Iranian security strategy, which emphasizes increasing the challenges of attribution, overcoming conventional military weaknesses, and decreasing the prospects of escalation against the Iranian homeland for regime meddling.

  3. Ghassan Salame:

    We know that holding the conference in this difficult time of escalation and fighting is a difficult matter. But we are determined to hold it on time unless compelling circumstances force us not to.

  4. Mike Pompeo:

    Tehran is behind nearly 100 attacks on Saudi Arabia while Rouhani and Zarif pretend to engage in diplomacy, amid all the calls for de-escalation, Iran has now launched an unprecedented attack on the world's energy supply.

  5. Barack Obama:

    It's very important right now for us to make sure that both the Russians and the Turks are talking to each other to find out exactly what happened and take measures to discourage any kind of escalation, turkey, like every country, has the right to defend its territory and its airspace.


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