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01. Switzerland has long prided itself on remaining [neutral] during the war.
02. Don't leave the car in [neutral] when you park or it could roll down the hill.
03. The leaders of the warring nations have agreed to meet on [neutral] territory to discuss an end to the hostilities.
04. By remaining [neutral] in the face of human rights violations, you are, in fact, aiding those who commit them.
05. This country has long enjoyed a reputation for [neutrality] in international disputes.
06. The robbers quickly [neutralized] the alarm system, and then set about filling their bags with loot.
07. Drinking milk helps to [neutralize] the hot qualities of spicy food.
08. A U.S. Supreme Court judge has stated that in the relationship between man and religion, the state is firmly committed to a position of [neutrality].
09. Edward R. Murrow once observed that fame is morally [neutral].
10. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that the hottest place in hell is reserved for those who remain [neutral] in times of great moral conflict.
11. There is a Swiss proverb which states, "When in doubt who will win, be [neutral]."
12. During World War One, despite its [neutrality], Luxembourg was occupied by German troops.
13. Uruguay has always tried to remain [neutral] in conflicts between Brazil and Argentina.
14. On the islands of the Maldives, witch doctors are sometimes called upon to [neutralize] evil spirits which may cause sickness.
15. Egypt often acts as [neutral] ground and negotiator in conflicts between nations in the Middle East.
16. Sweden's armed [neutrality] was successfully preserved in both World Wars.
17. The study of internal [neutral] phenomena such as consciousness has been the focus of a great deal of psychological research in the past few decades.
18. Drinking milk is an effective way of [neutralising] the burning feeling caused by eating spicy food.

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