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The statement without the qualifying note was copied from book to book, and at last received general acceptance.
The term is usually coupled with a qualifying adjective.
She had no less difficulty in gaining a qualifying diploma to practise medicine.
In nautical language it is usually combined with some qualifying word, as "half a gale," a "stiff gale."
It granted, manhood suffrage, it is true, but hedged with so many qualifying conditions and complicated with so elaborate a system of plural voting as to make its effect nugatory.