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a
     1. art. One; any indefinite example of; used to denote a singular item of a group.
           There was a man here looking for you yesterday.
     2. 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.
     3. art. One certain or particular; any single.Brown, Lesley, (2003)
           We've received an interesting letter from a Mrs. Miggins of London.
     4. art. The same; one.
           We are of a mind on matters of morals.
     5. art. Any, every; used before a noun which has become modified to limit its scope; also used with a negative to indicate not a single one.Lindberg, Christine A. (2007)
           A man who dies intestate leaves his children troubles and difficulties.
           He fell all that way, and hasn't a bump on his head?
     6. art. Used before plural nouns modified by few, good many, couple, great many, etc.
     7. 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.
     8. prep. (archaic) To do with position or direction; In, on, at, by, towards, onto.
           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.
     14. prep. (archaic) To do with process, with a passive verb; In the course of, experiencing.
           1964, Bob Dylan, The Times They Are a-Changin’
             The times, they are a-changin'.
     15. prep. (archaic) To do with an action, an active verb; Engaged in.
           1611, King James Bible, Hebrews 11-21
             Jacob, when he was a dying
     16. prep. (archaic) To do with an action/movement; To, into.
     17. v. (archaic, or slang) Have.
           I'd a come, if you'd a asked.
     18. pron. (obsolete, outside, England, and Scotland dialects) He.
     19. interj. A meaningless syllable; ah.
     20. prep. (archaic, slang) Of.
           The name of John a Gaunt.
     21. adv. (chiefly Scotland) All.
     22. adj. (chiefly Scotland) All.
with a grin
in a queer tone
variety
     1. n. The quality of being varied; diversity.
           Variety is the spice of life.
     2. n. A specific variation of something.
     3. n. A number of different things.
     4. n. A state of constant change.
     5. n. (taxonomy) A rank in a taxonomic classification, below species and subspecies.
     6. n. (cybernetics) The total number of distinct states of a system.
     7. n. (cybernetics) Logarithm of the base 2 of the total number of distinct states of a system.
     8. n. (linguistics) A term used for a specific form of a language, neutral to whether that form is a dialect, accent, register, etc. and to its prestige level.
     9. n. (algebra, esp. universal algebra) The class of all algebraic structures of a given signature satisfying a given set of identities.
     10. n. The kind of theatrical entertainment given in variety shows.
     11. n. The production of, or performance in, variety shows.
adult
     1. n. A fully grown human or animal.
     2. n. A person who has reached the legal age of majority.
     3. adj. Fully grown.
           an adult human, animal, or plant
     4. adj. Intended for or restricted to adults rather than children.
           adult clothes
     5. adj. Containing material of an explicit sexual nature; of, or pertaining to, pornography.
           an adult movie
           This program contains adult content. Parental discretion is advised.
     6. adj. Vulgar or profane.
     7. v. (nonstandard, rare) To (cause to) be or become an adult.
entertainment
     1. n. An activity designed to give pleasure, enjoyment, diversion, amusement, or relaxation to an audience, no matter whether the audience participates passively as in watching opera or a movie, or actively
     2. n. A show put on for the enjoyment or amusement of others.
     3. n. (obsolete) Maintenance or support.
     4. n. (obsolete) Admission into service; service.
     5. n. (obsolete) Payment of soldiers or servants; wages.
     6. n. (obsolete) Reception; (provision of) food to guests or travellers.
show
     1. v. To display, to have somebody see (something).
           The car's dull finish showed years of neglect.
           All he had to show for four years of attendance at college was a framed piece of paper.
     2. v. To bestow; to confer.
           to show mercy; to show favour; (dialectal) show me the salt please
     3. v. To indicate (a fact) to be true; to demonstrate.
     4. v. To guide or escort.
           Could you please show him on his way. He has overstayed his welcome.
           They showed us in.
     5. v. (intransitive) To be visible; to be seen; to appear.
           Your bald patch is starting to show.
           At length, his gloom showed.
     6. v. (intransitive, informal) To put in an appearance; show up.
           We waited for an hour, but they never showed.
     7. v. (intransitive, informal) To have an enlarged belly and thus be recognizable as pregnant.
     8. v. (intransitive, racing) To finish third, especially of horses or dogs.
           In the third race: Aces Up won, paying eight dollars; Blarney Stone placed, paying three dollars; and Cinnamon showed, paying five dollars.
     9. v. (obsolete) To have a certain appearance, such as well or ill, fit or unfit; to become or suit; to appear.
     10. n. A play, dance, or other entertainment.
     11. n. An exhibition of items.
           art show;  dog show
     12. n. A demonstration.
           show of force
     13. n. A broadcast program/programme.
           radio show;  television show
     14. n. A movie.
           Let's catch a show.
     15. n. A project or presentation.
           Let's get on with the show.   Let's get this show on the road.   They went on an international road show to sell the shares to investors.   It was Apple's usual do
     16. n. Mere display or pomp with no substance. (Usually seen in the phrases "all show" and "for show".)
           The dog sounds ferocious but it's all show.
     17. n. Outward appearance; wileful or deceptive appearance.
     18. n. (baseball, with "the") The major leagues.
           He played AA ball for years, but never made it to the show.
     19. n. (mining, obsolete) A pale blue flame at the top of a candle flame, indicating the presence of firedamp.
     20. n. (archaic) Pretence.
     21. n. (archaic) Sign, token, or indication.
     22. n. (obsolete) Semblance; likeness; appearance.
     23. n. (obsolete) Plausibility.
     24. n. (medicine) A discharge, from the vagina, of mucus streaked with blood, occurring a short time before labor.
something to show
if she was, she didn't show it
usually
     1. adv. Most of the time; less than always, but more than occasionally.
           Except for one or two days a year, he usually walks to work.
     2. adv. Under normal conditions.
including
     1. prep. Such as, among which; introducing one or more parts of the group or topic just mentioned.
           All you have to do is to fill in the details, including your name and address and the amount you wish to give.
     2. prep.          (rare, nonstandard) Introducing a finite clause.
     3. v. present participle of include
     include
          1. v. To bring into a group, class, set, or total as a (new) part or member.
                I will purchase the vacation package if you will include car rental.
          2. v. To contain, as parts of a whole; to comprehend.
                The vacation package includes car rental.
                Does this volume of Shakespeare include his sonnets?
                I was included in the invitation to the family gathering.
                up to and including page twenty-five
          3. v. (obsolete) To enclose, confine.
          4. v. (obsolete) To conclude; to terminate.
          5. v. (programming) To use a directive that allows the use of source code from another file.
                You have to include the strings library to use this function.
          6. n. (programming) A piece of source code or other content that is dynamically retrieved for inclusion in another item.
titillation
     1. n. A pleasurable or sexually exciting sensation.
     2. n. The process or outcome of titillating.
such
     1. det. (demonstrative) Like this, that, these, those; used to make a comparison with something implied by context.
           I’ve never seen such clouds in the sky before.  Such is life.
     2. det. (particularly used in formal documents) Any.
           the above address or at such other address as may notify
     3. det. Used as an intensifier; roughly equivalent to very much of.
           The party was such a bore.
     4. det. (obsolete) A certain; representing the object as already particularized in terms which are not mentioned.
     5. pron. A person, a thing, people or things like the one or ones already mentioned.
     6. n. (philosophy) Something being indicated that is similar to something else.
such was the chorus of praise
but she made such a point of it
As
     1. n. plural of A
           She went from getting Cs and Ds to earning straight As.
     2. adv. To such an extent or degree.
           You’re not as tall as I am.
           It's not as well made, but it's twice as expensive.
     3. adv. In the manner or role specified.
           The kidnappers released him as agreed.
           The parties were seen as agreeing on a range of issues.
           He was never seen as the boss, but rather as a friend.
     4. adv. (dated) For example (compare such as).
     5. conj. In the same way that; according to what.
           Do as I say!
           I'm under a lot of pressure, as you know.
           As you wish, my lord!
     6. conj. At the same instant that; when.
           As I came in, she flew.
     7. conj. At the same time that; while.
           He sleeps as the rain falls.
     8. conj. Varying through time in the same proportion that.
           As my fear grew, so did my legs become heavy.
     9. conj. Being that, considering that, because, since.
           As it’s too late, I quit.
     10. conj. Introducing a basis of comparison, after as, so, or a comparison of equality.
           She's twice as strong as I was two years ago.
           It's not so complicated as I expected.
     11. conj. (dated) Introducing a comparison with a hypothetical state (+ subjunctive); ‘as though’, ‘as if’.
     12. conj. Introducing a comparison with a hypothetical state with the verb elided; as if, as though.
     13. conj. (now England, US, regional) Functioning as a relative conjunction; that.
     14. conj. Expressing concession; though.
     15. conj. (obsolete, rare) Than.
     16. prep. Introducing a basis of comparison, with an object in the objective case.
           You are not as tall as me.
           They're big as houses.
     17. prep. In the role of.
           What is your opinion as a parent?
     18. n. (unit of weight) A libra.
     19. n. Any of several coins of Rome, coined in bronze or later copper; or the equivalent value.
     20. n. plural of a
striptease
     1. n. The act of slowly taking off one's clothes to sexually arouse the viewer, often accompanied by music and in exchange for money.
     2. v. (intransitive) To perform a striptease.
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
common
     1. adj. Mutual; shared by more than one.
           The two competitors have the common aim of winning the championship.
           Winning the championship is an aim common to the two competitors.
     2. adj. Occurring or happening regularly or frequently; usual.
           It is common to find sharks off this coast.
     3. adj. Found in large numbers or in a large quantity.
           Sharks are common in these waters.
     4. adj. Simple, ordinary or vulgar.
     5. adj. (grammar) In some languages, particularly Germanic languages, of the gender originating from the coalescence of the masculine and feminine categories of nouns.
     6. adj. (grammar) Of or pertaining to common nouns as opposed to proper nouns.
     7. adj. Vernacular, referring to the name of a kind of plant or animal, i.e., common name vs. scientific name.
     8. adj. (obsolete) Profane; polluted.
     9. adj. (obsolete) Given to lewd habits; prostitute.
     10. n. Mutual good, shared by more than one.
     11. n. A tract of land in common ownership; common land.
     12. n. The people; the community.
     13. n. (legal) The right of taking a profit in the land of another, in common either with the owner or with other persons; so called from the community of interest which arises between the claimant of the ri
     14. v. (obsolete) To communicate (something).
     15. v. (obsolete) To converse, talk.
     16. v. (obsolete) To have sex.
     17. v. (obsolete) To participate.
     18. v. (obsolete) To have a joint right with others in common ground.
     19. v. (obsolete) To board together; to eat at a table in common.
and plenty of common sense
in common with most of his assistants
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 would snatch it from him
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.
by the way
the most plausible
1880s
     1. n. The decade from 1880 to 1889.
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 to the sink
she began to laugh;
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 constable
you know the sort of place
1930s
     1. n. The decade from 1930 to 1939.
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