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he
     1. pron. (personal) A male person or animal already known or implied.
     2. pron. (personal, sometimes proscribed, see usage notes) A person whose gender is unknown or irrelevant.
           The rulebook clearly states that if any student is caught cheating, he will be expelled, and you were caught cheating, were you not, Anna?
     3. pron. (personal) An animal whose gender is unknown.
     4. det. (AAVE) (synonym of his)
     5. n. The game of tag, or it, in which the player attempting to catch the others is called he.
     6. n. (informal) A male.
           Alex totally is a he.
     7. n. The name of the fifth letter of many Semitic alphabets (Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and others).
he said
there he was
was
     1. v. first-person singular past of be.
     2. v. third-person singular past of be.
there was no suicide
well, I was surprised
     be
          1. v. (intransitive, now, literary) To exist; to have real existence.
          2. v. (with (m, en, there), or dialectally m, en, it), as glossary, dummy pronoun, 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 (glossary, dummy pronoun, dummy subject) m, en, 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 (m, en, 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 (m, en, it) as a glossary, dummy pronoun, 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?
          21. v. (AAVE, Caribbean, auxiliary, not conjugated) To tend to do, often do; marks the habitual aspect.
prostrate
     1. adj. Lying flat, face-down.
     2. adj. Emotionally devastated.
     3. adj. Physically incapacitated from environmental exposure or debilitating disease.
           He was prostrate from the extreme heat.
     4. adj. (botany) Trailing on the ground; procumbent.
     5. v. (often reflexive) To lie flat or facedown.
     6. v. To throw oneself down in submission (also figurative).
     7. v. To cause to lie down, to flatten; (figuratively) to overcome or overpower.
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
I knew it from the beginning
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.
into that of the possible
the two women sat motionless
extreme
     1. adj. Of a place, the most remote, farthest or outermost.
           At the extreme edges, the coating is very thin.
     2. adj. In the greatest or highest degree; intense.
           He has an extreme aversion to needles, and avoids visiting the doctor.
     3. adj. Excessive, or far beyond the norm.
           His extreme love of model trains showed in the rails that criscrossed his entire home.
     4. adj. Drastic, or of great severity.
           I think the new laws are extreme, but many believe them necessary for national security.
     5. adj. Of sports, difficult or dangerous; performed in a hazardous environment.
           Television has begun to reflect the growing popularity of extreme sports such as bungee jumping and skateboarding.
     6. adj. (archaic) Ultimate, final or last.
           the extreme hour of life
     7. n. The greatest or utmost point, degree or condition.
     8. n. Each of the things at opposite ends of a range or scale.
           extremes of temperature
     9. n. A drastic expedient.
     10. n. (mathematics) Either of the two numbers at the ends of a proportion, as 1 and 6 in 1:2=3:6.
     11. adv. (archaic) Extremely.
balancing herself on the extreme edge of the chair
heat
     1. n. Thermal energy.
           This furnace puts out 5000 BTUs of heat.   That engine is really throwing off some heat.   Removal of heat from the liquid caused it to turn into a solid.
     2. n. The condition or quality of being hot.
           Stay out of the heat of the sun!
     3. n. An attribute of a spice that causes a burning sensation in the mouth.
           The chili sauce gave the dish heat.
     4. n. A period of intensity, particularly of emotion.
           It's easy to make bad decisions in the heat of the moment.
     5. n. An undesirable amount of attention.
           The heat from her family after her DUI arrest was unbearable.
     6. n. (un, slang) The police.
           The heat! Scram!
     7. n. (un, slang) One or more firearms.
     8. n. (, baseball) A fastball.
           The catcher called for the heat, high and tight.
     9. n. A condition where a mammal is aroused sexually or where it is especially fertile and therefore eager to mate.
           The male canines were attracted by the female in heat.
     10. n. A preliminary race, used to determine the participants in a final race
           The runner had high hopes, but was out of contention after the first heat.
     11. n. One cycle of bringing metal to maximum temperature and working it until it is too cool to work further.
           I can make a scroll like that in a single heat.
     12. n. A hot spell.
           The children stayed indoors during this year's summer heat.
     13. n. Heating system; a system that raises the temperature of a room or building.
           I'm freezing; could you turn on the heat?
     14. n. The output of a heating system.
           During the power outage we had no heat because the controls are electric.   Older folks like more heat than the young.
     15. v. To cause an increase in temperature of an object or space; to cause something to become hot (often with up).
           I'll heat up the water.
     16. v. To excite or make hot by action or emotion; to make feverish.
     17. v. To excite ardour in; to rouse to action; to excite to excess; to inflame, as the passions.
     18. v. To arouse, to excite (sexually).
           The massage heated her up.
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