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a
     1. n. The name of the Latin script letter A/a.
     2. art. One; any indefinite example of; used to denote a singular item of a group.
           There was a man here looking for you yesterday.
     3. art. Used in conjunction with the adjectives score, dozen, hundred, thousand, and million, as a function word.
           I've seen it happen a hundred times.
     4. art. One certain or particular; any single.
           We've received an interesting letter from a Mrs. Miggins of London.
     5. art. The same; one.
           We are of a mind on matters of morals.
     6. art. Any, every; used before a noun which has become modified to limit its scope;
           A man who dies intestate leaves his children troubles and difficulties.
           He fell all that way, and hasn't a bump on his head?
     7. art. Used before plural nouns modified by few, good many, couple, great many, etc.
     8. art. Someone or something like; similar to; Used before a proper noun to create an example out of it.
           The center of the village was becoming a Times Square.
           Stand a tiptoe.
     9. prep. To do with separation; In, into.
           Torn a pieces.
     10. prep. To do with time; Each, per, in, on, by.
           I brush my teeth twice a day.
     11. prep. (obsolete) To do with method; In, with.
     12. prep. (obsolete) To do with role or capacity; In.
           A God’s name.
     13. prep. To do with status; In.
           King James Bible (II Chronicles 2:18)
             To set the people a worke.
           1964, Bob Dylan, The Times They Are a-Changin’
             The times, they are a-changin'.
           1611, King James Bible, Hebrews 11-21
             Jacob, when he was a dying
     14. v. (archaic, or slang) Have.
           I'd a come, if you'd a asked.
     15. pron. (obsolete, outside, England, and Scotland dialects) He.
     16. interj. A meaningless syllable; ah.
     17. prep. (archaic, slang) Of.
           The name of John a Gaunt.
     18. adv. (chiefly Scotland) All.
     19. adj. (chiefly Scotland) All.
for a moment
she cut a thread
spectrum
     1. n. A range; a continuous, infinite, one-dimensional set, possibly bounded by extremes.
     2. n. Specifically, a range of colours representing light (electromagnetic radiation) of contiguous frequencies; hence electromagnetic spectrum, visible spectrum, ultraviolet spectrum, etc.
     3. n. (psychology, education) The autism spectrum.
     4. n. (chemistry) The pattern of absorption or emission of radiation produced by a substance when subjected to energy (radiation, heat, electricity, etc.).
     5. n. (mathematics, linear algebra) The set of eigenvalues of a matrix.
     6. n. (mathematics, functional analysis) Of a bounded linear operator A, the set of scalar values λ such that the operator A—λI, where I denotes the identity operator, does not have a bounded inverse; inten
     7. n. (abstract algebra, algebraic geometry) The set, denoted Spec(R), of all prime ideals of a given ring R, commonly augmented with a Zariski topology and considered as a topological space.
     8. n. (obsolete) Specter, apparition.
     9. n. The image of something seen that persists after the eyes are closed.
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.
     49. v. (usually in modal perfect constructions) (eye dialect of have) or ’ve, chiefly in depictions of colloquial speech.
in spite of all this
beyond any possibility of doubt
pale
     1. adj. Light in color.
           I have pale yellow wallpaper.
           She had pale skin because she didn't get much sunlight.
     2. adj. (of human skin) Having a pallor (a light color, especially due to sickness, shock, fright etc.).
           His face turned pale after hearing about his mother's death.
     3. adj. Feeble, faint.
           He is but a pale shadow of his former self.
     4. v. (intransitive) To turn pale; to lose colour.
     5. v. (intransitive) To become insignificant.
     6. v. To make pale; to diminish the brightness of.
     7. n. (obsolete) Paleness; pallor.
     8. n. A wooden stake; a picket.
     9. n. (by extension) Limits, bounds (especially before of).
     10. n. The bounds of morality, good behaviour or judgment in civilized company, in the phrase beyond the pale.
     11. n. (heraldiccharge) A vertical band down the middle of a shield.
     12. n.          (historical) The parts of Ireland under English jurisdiction.
     13. n.          (historical) The territory around Calais under English control (from the 14th to 16th centuries).
     14. n.          (historical) A portion of Russia in which Jews were permitted to live.
     15. n. A cheese scoop.
     16. n. A shore for bracing a timber before it is fastened.
     17. v. To enclose with pales, or as if with pales; to encircle or encompass; to fence off.
her pale eyes
who gazed with pale eyes at the dead man
yellow
     1. adj. Having yellow as its colour.
     2. adj. (informal) Lacking courage.
     3. adj. (publishing, journalism) Characterized by sensationalism, lurid content, and doubtful accuracy.
     4. adj. (chiefly derogatory, offensive) Far East Asian (relating to Asian people).
     5. adj. (dated, Australia, offensive) Of mixed Aboriginal and Caucasian ancestry.
     6. adj. (dated, US) High yellow.
     7. adj. (politics) Related to the Liberal Democrats.
           yellow constituencies
     8. adj. (politics) Related to the Free Democratic Party of Germany.
           the black-yellow coalition
     9. n. (colorbox, yellow) The colour of gold, butter, or a lemon; the colour obtained by mixing green and red light, or by subtracting blue from white light.
     10. n. (US) The intermediate light in a set of three traffic lights, the illumination of which indicates that drivers should stop short of the intersection if it is safe to do so.
     11. n. (snooker) One of the colour balls used in snooker, with a value of 2 points.
     12. n. (pocket billiards) One of two groups of object balls, or a ball from that group, as used in the principally British version of pool that makes use of unnumbered balls (the (yellow(s) and red(s)); cont
     13. n. (sports) A yellow card.
     14. v. (intransitive) To become yellow or more yellow.
     15. v. To make (something) yellow or more yellow.
to
     1. part. A particle used for marking the following verb as an infinitive.
           I want to leave.
           He asked me what to do.
           I don’t know how to say it.
           I have places to go and people to see.
     2. part. As above, with the verb implied.
           "Did you visit the museum?" "I wanted to, but it was closed.".
           If he hasn't read it yet, he ought to.
     3. part. A particle used to create phrasal verbs.
           I have to do laundry today.
     4. prep. Indicating destination: In the direction of, and arriving at.
           We are walking to the shop.
     5. prep. Used to indicate purpose.
           He devoted himself to education.
           They drank to his health.
     6. prep. Used to indicate result of action.
           His face was beaten to a pulp.
     7. prep. Used after an adjective to indicate its application.
           similar to ..., relevant to ..., pertinent to ..., I was nice to him, he was cruel to her, I am used to walking.
     8. prep. (obsolete,) As a.
           With God to friend (with God as a friend);   with The Devil to fiend (with the Devil as a foe);   lambs slaughtered to lake (lambs slaughtered as a sacrifice);   t
     9. prep. (arithmetic) Used to indicate a ratio or comparison.
           one to one = 1:1
           ten to one = 10:1.
           I have ten dollars to your four.
     10. prep. (arithmetic) Used to indicate that the preceding term is to be raised to the power of the following value; indicates exponentiation.
           Three squared or three to the second power is nine.
           Three to the power of two is nine.
           Three to the second is nine.
     11. prep. Used to indicate the indirect object.
           I gave the book to him.
     12. prep. (time) Preceding.
           ten to ten = 9:50; We're going to leave at ten to (the hour).
     13. prep. Used to describe what something consists of or contains.
           Anyone could do this job; there's nothing to it.
           There's a lot of sense to what he says.
     14. prep. (Canada, UK, Newfoundland, West Midlands) At.
           Stay where you're to and I'll come find you, b'y.
     15. adv. Toward a closed, touching or engaging position.
           Please push the door to.
     16. adv. (nautical) Into the wind.
     17. adv. misspelling of too
he went up to him
seemed to be failing him
brownish
     1. adj. Of a colour which resembles brown; somewhat brown.
yellow
     1. adj. Having yellow as its colour.
     2. adj. (informal) Lacking courage.
     3. adj. (publishing, journalism) Characterized by sensationalism, lurid content, and doubtful accuracy.
     4. adj. (chiefly derogatory, offensive) Far East Asian (relating to Asian people).
     5. adj. (dated, Australia, offensive) Of mixed Aboriginal and Caucasian ancestry.
     6. adj. (dated, US) High yellow.
     7. adj. (politics) Related to the Liberal Democrats.
           yellow constituencies
     8. adj. (politics) Related to the Free Democratic Party of Germany.
           the black-yellow coalition
     9. n. (colorbox, yellow) The colour of gold, butter, or a lemon; the colour obtained by mixing green and red light, or by subtracting blue from white light.
     10. n. (US) The intermediate light in a set of three traffic lights, the illumination of which indicates that drivers should stop short of the intersection if it is safe to do so.
     11. n. (snooker) One of the colour balls used in snooker, with a value of 2 points.
     12. n. (pocket billiards) One of two groups of object balls, or a ball from that group, as used in the principally British version of pool that makes use of unnumbered balls (the (yellow(s) and red(s)); cont
     13. n. (sports) A yellow card.
     14. v. (intransitive) To become yellow or more yellow.
     15. v. To make (something) yellow or more yellow.
colour
     1. n. standard spelling of from=AU, from2=Canada, from3=Ireland, from4=NZ, from5=UK, color
     2. adj. standard spelling of from=AU, from2=Canada, from3=Ireland, from4=NZ, from5=UK, color
     3. v. standard spelling of from=AU, from2=Canada, from3=Ireland, from4=NZ, from5=UK, color
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).
           He liked to have been too late.
     6. 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.
     7. v. (obsolete) To liken; to compare.
     8. 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.
     9. n. (usually plural) Something that a person likes (prefers).
           Tell me your likes and dislikes.
     10. n. (internet) An individual vote showing support for, or approval of, something posted on the Internet.
     11. adj. Similar.
           My partner and I have like minds.
     12. adj. (obsolete) Likely; probable.
     13. 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.
     14. adv. (archaic, colloquial) Likely.
     15. adv. (obsolete) In a like or similar manner.
     16. 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.
     17. n. (golf) The stroke that equalizes the number of strokes played by the opposing player or side.
           to play the like
     18. conj. (colloquial) As, the way.
     19. conj. As if; as though.
           It looks like you've finished the project.
           It seemed like you didn't care.
     20. prep. Similar to, reminiscent of.
           These hamburgers taste like leather.
     21. part. (colloquial, Scotland, Geordie, Teesside, Scouse) A delayed filler.
           He was so angry, like.
     22. part. (colloquial) A mild intensifier.
           She was, like, sooooo happy.
     23. part. (colloquial) indicating approximation or uncertainty
           There were, like, twenty of them.
           And then he, like, got all angry and left the room.
     24. 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.”
     25. interj. (Liverpool, Geordie) Used to place emphasis upon a statement.
           divint ye knaa, like?
you didn't like her
it was like a vision
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.
that was a crime!
it was late that night
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.
     49. v. (usually in modal perfect constructions) (eye dialect of have) or ’ve, chiefly in depictions of colloquial speech.
kind of sarcastic
come to think of it
most
     1. det. superlative degree of much.
           The teams competed to see who could collect the most money.
     2. det. superlative degree of many: the comparatively largest number of (ngd, construed with the definite article)
           The team with the most points wins.
     3. det. superlative degree of many: the majority of; more than half of (ngd, construed without the definite article)
           Most bakers and dairy farmers have to get up early.
           Winning was not important for most participants.
     4. adv. Forms the superlative of many adjectives.
           This is the most important example.
           Correctness is most important.
     5. adv. To a great extent or degree; highly; very.
           This is a most unusual specimen.
     6. adv. (informal, chiefly US) Almost.
     7. adv. superlative form of many: most many
     8. adv. superlative form of much: most much
     9. pron. The greater part of a group, especially a group of people.
           Most want the best for their children.
           The peach was juicier and more flavourful than most.
     10. n. The greatest amount.
           The most I can offer for the house is $150,000.
     11. n. The greater part.
           Most of the penguins were friendly and curious.
           Most of the rice was spoiled.
     12. n. A record-setting amount.
the most plausible
all most respectable
types
     1. n. plural of type
     2. v. third-person singular present indicative of type
     type
          1. n. A grouping based on shared characteristics; a class.
                This type of plane can handle rough weather more easily than that type of plane.
          2. n. An individual considered typical of its class, one regarded as typifying a certain profession, environment, etc.
          3. n. An individual that represents the ideal for its class; an embodiment.
          4. n. (printing) A letter or character used for printing, historically a cast or engraved block.
          5. n.          Such types collectively, or a set of type of one font or size.
          6. n.          (chiefly un) Text printed with such type, or imitating its characteristics.
                         The headline was set in bold type.
          7. n. (taxonomy) Something, often a specimen, selected as an objective anchor to connect a scientific name to a taxon; this need not be representative or typical.
                the type of a genus, family, etc.
          8. n. Preferred sort of person; sort of person that one is attracted to.
                We can't get along: he's just not my type.
                He was exactly her type.
          9. n. (medicine) A blood group.
          10. n. (theology) An event or person that prefigures or foreshadows a later event - commonly an Old Testament event linked to Christian times.
          11. n. (computing theory) A tag attached to variables and values used in determining which kinds of value can be used in which situations; a data type.
          12. n. (fine arts) The original object, or class of objects, scene, face, or conception, which becomes the subject of a copy; especially, the design on the face of a medal or a coin.
          13. n. (chemistry) A simple compound, used as a mode or pattern to which other compounds are conveniently regarded as being related, and from which they may be actually or theoretically derived.
                The fundamental types used to express the simplest and most essential chemical relations are hydrochloric acid, water, ammonia, and methane.
          14. n. (mathematics) A part of the partition of the object domain of a logical theory (which due to the existence of such partition, would be called a typed theory). (Note: this corresponds to the notion of
                Categorial grammar is like a combination of context-free grammar and types.
          15. v. To put text on paper using a typewriter.
          16. v. To enter text or commands into a computer using a keyboard.
          17. v. To determine the blood type of.
                The doctor ordered the lab to type the patient for a blood transfusion.
          18. v. To represent by a type, model, or symbol beforehand; to prefigure.
          19. v. To furnish an expression or copy of; to represent; to typify.
          20. v. To categorize into types.
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.
     49. v. (usually in modal perfect constructions) (eye dialect of have) or ’ve, chiefly in depictions of colloquial speech.
come to think of it
what did he die of, sir
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 or 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 with.
           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
one of the town girls
sweet
     1. adj. Having a pleasant taste, especially one relating to the basic taste sensation induced by sugar.
           a sweet apple
     2. adj. Having a taste of sugar.
     3. adj. (wine) Retaining a portion of sugar.
           Sweet wines are better dessert wines.
     4. adj. Not having a salty taste.
           sweet butter
     5. adj. Having a pleasant smell.
           a sweet scent.
     6. adj. Not decaying, fermented, rancid, sour, spoiled, or stale.
           sweet milk
     7. adj. Having a pleasant sound.
           a sweet tune
     8. adj. Having a pleasing disposition.
           a sweet child
     9. adj. Having a helpful disposition.
           It was sweet of him to help out.
     10. adj. (mineralogy) Free from excessive unwanted substances like acid or sulphur.
           sweet soil
           sweet crude oil
     11. adj. (informal) Very pleasing; agreeable.
           The new Lexus was a sweet birthday gift.
     12. adj. (anchor, be_sweet_on)(informal, followed by on) Romantically fixated, enamoured with , fond of
           The attraction was mutual and instant; they were sweet on one another from first sight.
     13. adj. (obsolete) Fresh; not salt or brackish.
           sweet water
     14. adj. Pleasing to the eye; beautiful; mild and attractive; fair.
           a sweet face; a sweet colour or complexion
     15. adv. In a sweet manner.
     16. n. The basic taste sensation induced by sugar.
     17. n. (British) A confection made from sugar, or high in sugar content; a candy.
     18. n. (British) A food eaten for dessert.
           Can we see the sweet menu, please?
     19. n. sweetheart; darling.
     20. n. (obsolete) That which is sweet or pleasant in odour; a perfume.
     21. n. (obsolete) Sweetness, delight; something pleasant to the mind or senses.
real sweet and pretty
substance
     1. n. Physical matter; material.
     2. n. The essential part of anything; the most vital part.
     3. n. Substantiality; solidity; firmness.
           Some textile fabrics have little substance.
     4. n. Material possessions; estate; property; resources.
           a man of substance
     5. n. A form of matter that has constant chemical composition and characteristic properties.
     6. n. Drugs (illegal narcotics)
           substance abuse
     7. n. (theology) Hypostasis.
     8. v. (rare, transitive) To give substance to; to make real or substantial.
he liked the substance of it
honey
     1. n. A viscous, sweet fluid produced from plant nectar by bees. Often used to sweeten tea or to spread on baked goods.
     2. n. A variety of this substance.
     3. n. (figuratively) Something sweet or desirable.
     4. n. A term of affection.
           Honey, would you take out the trash?
           Honey, I'm home.
     5. n. (informal) A woman, especially an attractive one.
           Man, there are some fine honeys here tonight!
     6. n. A spectrum of pale yellow to brownish-yellow colour, like that of most types of (the sweet substance) honey.
           (color panel, FDD378)
     7. adj. Involving or resembling honey.
     8. adj. Of a pale yellow to brownish-yellow colour, like most types of honey.
     9. v. To sweeten; to make agreeable.
     10. v. (intransitive) To be gentle, agreeable, or coaxing; to talk fondly; to use endearments.
     11. v. (intransitive) To be or become obsequiously courteous or complimentary; to fawn.
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