English Sentence Analyser

Use this page to analyse and learn English text. You can copy text into the box below or get a random sentence from our database. Press the Analyse button to get translations of the text and words.




figuratively
     1. adv. (manner) In a figurative manner.
     2. adv. (speech act) Used to indicate that what follows is to be taken as a figure of speech, not literally.
relish
     1. n. A pleasing taste; flavor that gratifies the palate; hence, enjoyable quality; power of pleasing.
     2. n. Savor; quality; characteristic tinge.
     3. n. A taste for; liking; appetite; fondness.
     4. n. A cooked or pickled sauce, usually made with vegetables or fruits, generally used as a condiment.
     5. n. In a wooden frame, the projection or shoulder at the side of, or around, a tenon, on a tenoned piece.
     6. n. Something that is greatly liked or savoured.
     7. v. To taste or eat with pleasure, to like the flavor of
     8. v. to take great pleasure in.
           He relishes their time together.
           I don't relish the idea of going out tonight.
     9. v. (obsolete, intransitive) To taste; to have a specified taste or flavour.
     10. v. To give a relish to; to cause to taste agreeable, to make appetizing.
taste
     1. n. One of the sensations produced by the tongue in response to certain chemicals.
     2. n. A person's implicit set of preferences, especially esthetic, though also culinary, sartorial, etc.
           Dr. Parker has good taste in wine.
     3. n. Personal preference; liking; predilection.
           I have developed a taste for fine wine.
     4. n. (figuratively) A small amount of experience with something that gives a sense of its quality as a whole.
     5. n. A kind of narrow and thin silk ribbon.
     6. v. To sample the flavor of something orally.
     7. v. (intransitive) To have a taste; to excite a particular sensation by which flavour is distinguished.
           The chicken tasted great, but the milk tasted like garlic.
     8. v. To experience.
           I tasted in her arms the delights of paradise.
           They had not yet tasted the sweetness of freedom.
     9. v. To take sparingly.
     10. v. To try by eating a little; to eat a small quantity of.
     11. v. (obsolete) To try by the touch; to handle.
liking
     1. v. present participle of like
     2. n. A like; a predilection.
     3. n. (archaic) Approval.
           goods bought on liking
     like
          1. v. (transitive, archaic) To please.
          2. v. To enjoy, be pleased by; favor; be in favor of.
                I like hamburgers
                I like skiing in winter
                I like the Seattle Mariners this season
          3. v. (obsolete) To derive pleasure of, by or with someone or something.
          4. v. To prefer and maintain (an action) as a regular habit or activity.
                I like to go to the dentist every six months
                She likes to keep herself physically fit
                we like to keep one around the office just in case
          5. v. (obsolete) To have an appearance or expression; to look; to seem to be (in a specified condition).
          6. v. (archaic) To come near; to avoid with difficulty; to escape narrowly.
                He liked to have been too late.
          7. v. To find attractive; to prefer the company of; to have mild romantic feelings for.
                I really like Sandra but don't know how to tell her.
          8. v. (obsolete) To liken; to compare.
          9. v. (Internet, transitive) To show support for, or approval of, something posted on the Internet by marking it with a vote.
                I liked my friend's last status on Facebook.
                I can't stand Bloggs' tomato ketchup, but I liked it on Facebook so I could enter a competition.
          10. n. (usually plural) Something that a person likes (prefers).
                Tell me your likes and dislikes.
          11. n. (internet) An individual vote showing support for, or approval of, something posted on the Internet.
          12. adj. Similar.
                My partner and I have like minds.
          13. adj. (obsolete) Likely; probable.
          14. adv. (informal) For example, such as: to introduce an example or list of examples.
                There are lots of birds, like ducks and gulls, in this park.
          15. adv. (archaic, colloquial) Likely.
          16. adv. (obsolete) In a like or similar manner.
          17. n. (sometimes as the likes of) Someone similar to a given person, or something similar to a given object; a comparative; a type; a sort.
                There were bowls full of sweets, chocolates and the like.
                It was something the likes of which I had never seen before.
          18. n. (golf) The stroke that equalizes the number of strokes played by the opposing player or side.
                to play the like
          19. conj. (colloquial) As, the way.
          20. conj. As if; as though.
                It looks like you've finished the project.
                It seemed like you didn't care.
          21. prep. Similar to, reminiscent of.
                These hamburgers taste like leather.
          22. part. (colloquial, Scotland, Geordie, Teesside, Scouse) A delayed filler.
                He was so angry, like.
          23. part. (colloquial) A mild intensifier.
                She was, like, sooooo happy.
          24. part. (colloquial) indicating approximation or uncertainty
                There were, like, twenty of them.
                And then he, like, got all angry and left the room.
          25. part. (colloquial, slang) When preceded by any form of the verb to be, used to mean “to say” or “to think”; used to precede an approximate quotation or paraphrase.
                I was like, “Why did you do that?” and he's like, “I don't know.”
          26. interj. (Liverpool, Geordie) Used to place emphasis upon a statement.
                divint ye knaa, like?
from
     1. prep. With the source or provenance of or at.
           This wine comes from France.
           I got a letter from my brother.
     2. prep. With the origin, starting point or initial reference of or at.
           He had books piled from floor to ceiling.
           He left yesterday from Chicago.
           Face away from the wall!
     3. prep. (mathematics, now uncommon) Denoting a subtraction operation.
           20 from 31 leaves 11.
     4. prep. With the separation, exclusion or differentiation of.
           An umbrella protects from the sun.
           He knows right from wrong.
from a single room
she got down from the chair
the
     1. art. Definite grammatical article that implies necessarily that an entity it articulates is presupposed; something already mentioned, or completely specified later in that same sentence, or assumed already
           I’m reading the book. (Compare I’m reading a book.)
           The street in front of your house. (Compare A street in Paris.)
           The men and women watched the man give the birdseed to the bird.
     2. art.          Used before a noun modified by a restrictive relative clause, indicating that the noun refers to a single referent defined by the relative clause.
                    The street that runs through my hometown.
     3. art. Used before an object considered to be unique, or of which there is only one at a time.
           No one knows how many galaxies there are in the universe.
           God save the Queen!
     4. art. Used before a superlative or an ordinal number modifying a noun, to indicate that the noun refers to a single item.
           That was the best apple pie ever.
     5. art.          Added to a superlative or an ordinal number to make it into a substantive.
                    That apple pie was the best.
     6. art. Introducing a singular term to be taken generically: preceding a name of something standing for a whole class.
     7. art. Used before an adjective, indicating all things (especially persons) described by that adjective.
           Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable.
     8. art. Used to indicate a certain example of (a noun) which is usually of most concern or most common or familiar.
           No one in the whole country had seen it before.
           I don't think I'll get to it until the morning.
     9. art. Used before a body part (especially of someone previously mentioned), as an alternative to a possessive pronoun.
           A stone hit him on the head. (= “A stone hit him on his head.”)
     10. art. When stressed, indicates that it describes an object which is considered to be best or exclusively worthy of attention.
           That is the hospital to go to for heart surgery.
     11. adv. 1=With a comparative ormore and a verb phrase, establishes a parallel with one or more other such comparatives.
           The hotter the better.
           The more I think about it, the weaker it looks.
           The more money donated, the more books purchased, and the more happy children.
           It looks weaker and weaker, the more I think about it.
     12. adv. 1=With a comparative, and often withfor it, indicates a result more like said comparative. This can be negated withnone.
           It was a difficult time, but I’m the wiser for it.
           It was a difficult time, and I’m none the wiser for it.
           I'm much the wiser for having had a difficult time like that.
has the bird flown
replied the old woman
mistaken
     1. v. past participle of mistake
           I'm frequently mistaken for my brother.
     2. adj. Erroneous.
           This is a clear case of mistaken identity.
     3. adj. (with a copula verb, often, with about) Having an incorrect belief.
           I think you must be mistaken.
           He admitted he was mistaken about the budget numbers.
     mistake
          1. n. An error; a blunder.
          2. n. (baseball) A pitch which was intended to be pitched in a hard-to-hit location, but instead ends up in an easy-to-hit place.
          3. v. To understand wrongly, taking one thing or person for another.
                Sorry, I mistook you for my brother. You look very similar.
          4. v. (transitive, obsolete) To misunderstand (someone).
          5. v. (intransitive, obsolete) To commit an unintentional error; to do or think something wrong.
          6. v. (obsolete, rare) To take or choose wrongly.
notion
     1. n. Mental apprehension of whatever may be known, thought, or imagined; idea, concept.
     2. n. A sentiment; an opinion.
     3. n. (obsolete) Sense; mind.
     4. n. (colloquial) An invention; an ingenious device; a knickknack.
           Yankee notions
     5. n. Any small article used in sewing and haberdashery, such as a button or zipper.
     6. n. (colloquial) Inclination; intention; disposition.
           I have a notion to do it.
that
     1. conj. Introducing a clause which is the subject or object of a verb (such as one involving reported speech), or which is a complement to a previous statement.
           He told me that the book is a good read.
           I believe that it is true. — She is convinced that he is British.
     2. conj. Introducing a subordinate clause expressing a reason or cause: because, in that.
           Be glad that you have enough to eat.
     3. conj. (now uncommon) Introducing a subordinate clause that expresses an aim, purpose or goal ("final"), and usually contains the auxiliaries may, might or should: so, so that.
     4. conj. Introducing — especially, but not exclusively, with an antecedent like so or such — a subordinate clause expressing a result, consequence or effect.
           The noise was so loud that she woke up.
           The problem was sufficiently important that it had to be addressed.
     5. conj. (archaic, or poetic) Introducing a premise or supposition for consideration: seeing as; inasmuch as; given that; as would appear from the fact that.
     6. conj. Introducing a subordinate clause modifying an adverb.
           Was John there? — Not that I saw.
           How often did she visit him? — Twice that I saw.
     7. conj. Introducing an exclamation expressing a desire or wish.
     8. conj. Introducing an exclamation expressing a strong emotion such as sadness or surprise.
     9. det. The (thing, person, idea, etc) indicated or understood from context, especially if more remote physically, temporally or mentally than one designated as "this", or if expressing distinction.
           That book is a good read. This one isn't.
           That battle was in 1450.
           That cat of yours is evil.
     10. pron. (demonstrative) The thing, person, idea, quality, event, action or time indicated or understood from context, especially if more remote geographically, temporally or mentally than one designated as "t
           He went home, and after that I never saw him again.
     11. pron. The known (thing); (used to refer to something just said).
           They're getting divorced. What do you think about that?
     12. pron. (demonstrative) The aforementioned quality; used together with a verb and pronoun to emphatically repeat a previous statement.
           The water is so cold! — That it is.
     13. pron. (relative) (plural that) Which, who; (representing a subject, direct object, indirect object, or object of a preposition).
           The CPR course that she took really came in handy.
           The house that he lived in was old and dilapidated.
     14. pron. (colloquial) (Used in place of relative adverbs such as where or when; often omitted.)
           the place that = where or to which I went last year
           the last time that = when I went to Europe
     15. adv. (degree) To a given extent or degree.
           "The ribbon was that thin." "I disagree, I say it was not that thin, it was thicker... or maybe thinner...".
     16. adv. (degree) To a great extent or degree; very, particularly (in negative constructions).
           I'm just not that sick.
           I did the run last year, and it wasn't that difficult.
     17. adv. (obsolete, outside, dialects) To such an extent; so. (in positive constructions).
           Ooh, I was that happy I nearly kissed her.
     18. n. (philosophy) Something being indicated that is there; one of those.
in that cupboard, maybe
had that sinking feeling
the
     1. art. Definite grammatical article that implies necessarily that an entity it articulates is presupposed; something already mentioned, or completely specified later in that same sentence, or assumed already
           I’m reading the book. (Compare I’m reading a book.)
           The street in front of your house. (Compare A street in Paris.)
           The men and women watched the man give the birdseed to the bird.
     2. art.          Used before a noun modified by a restrictive relative clause, indicating that the noun refers to a single referent defined by the relative clause.
                    The street that runs through my hometown.
     3. art. Used before an object considered to be unique, or of which there is only one at a time.
           No one knows how many galaxies there are in the universe.
           God save the Queen!
     4. art. Used before a superlative or an ordinal number modifying a noun, to indicate that the noun refers to a single item.
           That was the best apple pie ever.
     5. art.          Added to a superlative or an ordinal number to make it into a substantive.
                    That apple pie was the best.
     6. art. Introducing a singular term to be taken generically: preceding a name of something standing for a whole class.
     7. art. Used before an adjective, indicating all things (especially persons) described by that adjective.
           Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable.
     8. art. Used to indicate a certain example of (a noun) which is usually of most concern or most common or familiar.
           No one in the whole country had seen it before.
           I don't think I'll get to it until the morning.
     9. art. Used before a body part (especially of someone previously mentioned), as an alternative to a possessive pronoun.
           A stone hit him on the head. (= “A stone hit him on his head.”)
     10. art. When stressed, indicates that it describes an object which is considered to be best or exclusively worthy of attention.
           That is the hospital to go to for heart surgery.
     11. adv. 1=With a comparative ormore and a verb phrase, establishes a parallel with one or more other such comparatives.
           The hotter the better.
           The more I think about it, the weaker it looks.
           The more money donated, the more books purchased, and the more happy children.
           It looks weaker and weaker, the more I think about it.
     12. adv. 1=With a comparative, and often withfor it, indicates a result more like said comparative. This can be negated withnone.
           It was a difficult time, but I’m the wiser for it.
           It was a difficult time, and I’m none the wiser for it.
           I'm much the wiser for having had a difficult time like that.
said the detective
the captain did not speak
palate
     1. n. (anatomy) The roof of the mouth; the uraniscus.
     2. n. The sense of taste.
     3. n. (figuratively) relish; taste; liking (from the mistaken notion that the palate is the organ of taste)
     4. n. (figuratively) Mental relish; intellectual taste.
     5. n. (botany) A projection in the throat of such flowers as the snapdragon.
     6. v. (transitive, nonstandard) To relish; to find palatable.
           Synonyms: stomach
Is
     1. n. plural of I
     2. v. third-person singular present indicative of be
           He is a doctor. He retired some time ago.
           Should he do the task, it is vital that you follow him.
     3. n. plural of i
           remember to dot your is
     be
          1. v. (intransitive, now literary) To exist; to have real existence.
          2. v. (with there, or dialectally it, as dummy subject) To exist.
                There is just one woman in town who can help us. (or, dialectally:) It is just one woman in town who can help us.
          3. v. (intransitive) To occupy a place.
                The cup is on the table.
          4. v. (intransitive) To occur, to take place.
                When will the meeting be?
          5. v. (intransitive, in perfect tenses, without predicate) Elliptical form of "be here", "go to and return from" or similar.
                The postman has been today, but my tickets have still not yet come.
                I have been to Spain many times.
                Moscow, huh? I've never been, but it sounds fascinating.
          6. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to indicate that the subject and object are the same.
                Knowledge is bliss.
                Hi, I’m Jim.
          7. v. (transitive, copulative, mathematics) Used to indicate that the values on either side of an equation are the same.
                3 times 5 is fifteen.
          8. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to indicate that the subject plays the role of the predicate nominal.
                François Mitterrand was president of France from 1981 to 1995.
          9. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to connect a noun to an adjective that describes it.
                The sky is blue.
          10. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to indicate that the subject has the qualities described by a noun or noun phrase.
                The sky is a deep blue today.
          11. v. (transitive, auxiliary) Used to form the passive voice.
                The dog was drowned by the boy.
          12. v. (transitive, auxiliary) Used to form the continuous forms of various tenses.
                The woman is walking.
                I shall be writing to you soon.
                We liked to chat while we were eating.
          13. v. (archaic, auxiliary) Used to form the perfect aspect with certain intransitive verbs, most of which indicate motion. Often still used for "to go".
          14. v. (transitive, auxiliary) Used to form future tenses, especially the future periphrastic.
                I am to leave tomorrow.
                I would drive you, were I to obtain a car.
          15. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to link a subject to a measurement.
                This building is three hundred years old.
                I am 75 kilograms.
                He’s about 6 feet tall.
          16. v. (transitive, copulative, with a cardinal numeral) Used to state the age of a subject in years.
                I’m 20. (= I am 20 years old.)
          17. v. (with a dummy subject) it Used to indicate the time of day.
                It is almost eight. (= It is almost eight o’clock.)
                It’s 8:30 read eight-thirty in Tokyo.
                What time is it there? It’s night.
          18. v. (With since) Used to indicate passage of time since the occurrence of an event.
                It has been three years since my grandmother died. (similar to My grandmother died three years ago, but emphasizes the intervening period)
                It had been six days since his departure, when I received a letter from him.
          19. v. (often, impersonal, with it as a dummy subject) Used to indicate weather, air quality, or the like.
                It is hot in Arizona, but it is not usually humid.
                Why is it so dark in here?
          20. v. (dynamic/lexical "be", especially in progressive tenses, conjugated non-suppletively in the present tense, see usage notes) To exist or behave in a certain way.
                "What do we do?" "We be ourselves.".
                Why is he being nice to me?
the
     1. art. Definite grammatical article that implies necessarily that an entity it articulates is presupposed; something already mentioned, or completely specified later in that same sentence, or assumed already
           I’m reading the book. (Compare I’m reading a book.)
           The street in front of your house. (Compare A street in Paris.)
           The men and women watched the man give the birdseed to the bird.
     2. art.          Used before a noun modified by a restrictive relative clause, indicating that the noun refers to a single referent defined by the relative clause.
                    The street that runs through my hometown.
     3. art. Used before an object considered to be unique, or of which there is only one at a time.
           No one knows how many galaxies there are in the universe.
           God save the Queen!
     4. art. Used before a superlative or an ordinal number modifying a noun, to indicate that the noun refers to a single item.
           That was the best apple pie ever.
     5. art.          Added to a superlative or an ordinal number to make it into a substantive.
                    That apple pie was the best.
     6. art. Introducing a singular term to be taken generically: preceding a name of something standing for a whole class.
     7. art. Used before an adjective, indicating all things (especially persons) described by that adjective.
           Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable.
     8. art. Used to indicate a certain example of (a noun) which is usually of most concern or most common or familiar.
           No one in the whole country had seen it before.
           I don't think I'll get to it until the morning.
     9. art. Used before a body part (especially of someone previously mentioned), as an alternative to a possessive pronoun.
           A stone hit him on the head. (= “A stone hit him on his head.”)
     10. art. When stressed, indicates that it describes an object which is considered to be best or exclusively worthy of attention.
           That is the hospital to go to for heart surgery.
     11. adv. 1=With a comparative ormore and a verb phrase, establishes a parallel with one or more other such comparatives.
           The hotter the better.
           The more I think about it, the weaker it looks.
           The more money donated, the more books purchased, and the more happy children.
           It looks weaker and weaker, the more I think about it.
     12. adv. 1=With a comparative, and often withfor it, indicates a result more like said comparative. This can be negated withnone.
           It was a difficult time, but I’m the wiser for it.
           It was a difficult time, and I’m none the wiser for it.
           I'm much the wiser for having had a difficult time like that.
in the meantime
used the ashtray
organ
     1. n. A larger part of an organism, composed of tissues that perform similar functions.
     2. n. (by extension) A body of an organization dedicated to the performing of certain functions.
     3. n. (musical instruments) A musical instrument that has multiple pipes which play when a key is pressed (the pipe organ), or an electronic instrument designed to replicate such.
     4. n. An official magazine, newsletter, or similar publication of an organization.
     5. n. A species of cactus.
     6. n. (slang) The penis.
     7. v. (obsolete, transitive) To supply with an organ or organs; to fit with organs.
of
     1. prep. Expressing distance or motion.
     2. prep.          (now obsolete, or dialectal) From (of distance, direction), "off".
     3. prep.          (obsolete except in phrases) Since, from (a given time, earlier state etc.).
     4. prep.          From, away from (a position, number, distance etc.).
                    There are no shops within twenty miles of the cottage.
     5. prep.          (North America, Scotland, Ireland) Before (the hour); to.
                    What's the time? / Nearly a quarter of three.
     6. prep. Expressing separation.
     7. prep.          (Indicating removal, absence or separation, with the action indicated by a transitive verb and the quality or substance by a grammatical object.)
                    Finally she was relieved of the burden of caring for her sick husband.
     8. prep.          (Indicating removal, absence or separation, with resulting state indicated by an adjective.)
                    He seemed devoid of human feelings.
     9. prep.          (obsolete) (Indicating removal, absence or separation, construed with an intransitive verb.)
     10. prep. Expressing origin.
     11. prep.          (Indicating an ancestral source or origin of descent.)
                    The word is believed to be of Japanese origin.
     12. prep.          (Indicating a (non-physical) source of action or emotion; introducing a cause, instigation); from, out of, as an expression of.
                    The invention was born of necessity.
     13. prep.          (following an intransitive verb) (Indicates the source or cause of the verb.)
                    It is said that she died of a broken heart.
     14. prep.          (following an adjective) (Indicates the subject or cause of the adjective.)
                    I am tired of all this nonsense.
     15. prep. Expressing agency.
     16. prep.          (following a passive verb) (Indicates the agent (for most verbs, now usually expressed with by).)
                    I am not particularly enamoured of this idea.
     17. prep.          (Used to introduce the "subjective genitive"; following a noun to form the head of a postmodifying noun phrase) (see also 'Possession' senses below).
                    The contract can be terminated at any time with the agreement of both parties.
     18. prep.          (following an adjective) (Used to indicate the agent of something described by the adjective.)
                    It was very brave of you to speak out like that.
     19. prep. Expressing composition, substance.
     20. prep.          (after a verb expressing construction, making etc.) (Used to indicate the material or substance used.)
                    Many 'corks' are now actually made of plastic.
     21. prep.          (directly following a noun) (Used to indicate the material of the just-mentioned object.)
                    She wore a dress of silk.
     22. prep.          (Indicating the composition of a given collective or quantitative noun.)
                    What a lot of nonsense!
     23. prep.          (Used to link a given class of things with a specific example of that class.)
                   Welcome to the historic town of Harwich.
     24. prep.          (Links two nouns in near-apposition, with the first qualifying the second); "which is also".
                    I'm not driving this wreck of a car.
     25. prep. Introducing subject matter.
     26. prep.          (Links an intransitive verb, or a transitive verb and its subject (especially verbs to do with thinking, feeling, expressing etc.), with its subject-ma
                    I'm always thinking of you.
     27. prep.          (following a noun (now chiefly nouns of knowledge, communication etc.)) (Introduces its subject matter); about, concerning.
                    He told us the story of his journey to India.
     28. prep.          (following an adjective) (Introduces its subject matter.)
                    This behaviour is typical of teenagers.
     29. prep. Having partitive effect.
     30. prep.          (following a number or other quantitive word) (Introduces the whole for which is indicated only the specified part or segment); "from among".
                    Most of these apples are rotten.
     31. prep.          (following a noun) (Indicates a given part.)
     32. prep.          (now archaic, literary, with preceding partitive word assumed, or as a predicate after to be) Some, an amount of, one of.
                    On the whole, they seem to be of the decent sort.
     33. prep.          (Links to a genitive noun or possessive pronoun, with partitive effect (though now often merged with possessive senses, below).)
                    He is a friend of mine.
     34. prep. Expressing possession.
     35. prep.          Belonging to, existing in, or taking place in a given location, place or time. Compare "origin" senses, above.
                    He was perhaps the most famous scientist of the twentieth century.
     36. prep.          Belonging to (a place) through having title, ownership or control over it.
                    The owner of the nightclub was arrested.
     37. prep.          Belonging to (someone or something) as something they possess or have as a characteristic; (the "possessive genitive". (With abstract nouns, this inter
                    Keep the handle of the saucepan away from the flames.
     38. prep. Forming the "objective genitive".
     39. prep.          (Follows an agent noun, verbal noun or noun of action.)
                    She had a profound distrust of the police.
     40. prep. Expressing qualities or characteristics.
     41. prep.          (now archaic, or literary) (Links an adjective with a noun or noun phrase to form a quasi-adverbial qualifier); in respect to, as regards.
                    My companion seemed affable and easy of manner.
     42. prep.          (Indicates a quality or characteristic); "characterized by".
                    Pooh was said to be a bear of very little brain.
     43. prep.          (Indicates quantity, age, price, etc.)
                    We have been paying interest at a rate of 10%.
     44. prep.          (US, informal considered incorrect by some) (Used to link singular indefinite nouns (preceded by the indefinite article) and attributive adjectives mod
                    It's not that big of a deal.
     45. prep. Expressing a point in time.
     46. prep.          (chiefly regional) During the course of (a set period of time, day of the week etc.), now specifically with implied repetition or regularity.
                    Of an evening, we would often go for a stroll along the river.
     47. prep.          (UK dialectal, chiefly in negative constructions) For (a given length of time).
                    I've not tekken her out of a goodly long while.
     48. prep.          (after a noun) (Indicates duration of a state, activity etc.)
                    After a delay of three hours, the plane finally took off.
a jury of her peers
into that of the possible
taste
     1. n. One of the sensations produced by the tongue in response to certain chemicals.
     2. n. A person's implicit set of preferences, especially esthetic, though also culinary, sartorial, etc.
           Dr. Parker has good taste in wine.
     3. n. Personal preference; liking; predilection.
           I have developed a taste for fine wine.
     4. n. (figuratively) A small amount of experience with something that gives a sense of its quality as a whole.
     5. n. A kind of narrow and thin silk ribbon.
     6. v. To sample the flavor of something orally.
     7. v. (intransitive) To have a taste; to excite a particular sensation by which flavour is distinguished.
           The chicken tasted great, but the milk tasted like garlic.
     8. v. To experience.
           I tasted in her arms the delights of paradise.
           They had not yet tasted the sweetness of freedom.
     9. v. To take sparingly.
     10. v. To try by eating a little; to eat a small quantity of.
     11. v. (obsolete) To try by the touch; to handle.
Dictionary entries from Wiktionary