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his
     1. det. Belonging to him.
     2. det. (dated) Belonging to a person of unspecified gender.
     3. det. (obsolete) Its; belonging to it. (Now only when implying personification.)
     4. det. (archaic) Used as a genitive marker in place of ’s after a noun, especially a masculine noun ending in -s, to express the possessive case.
           Ahab his mark for Ahab's mark.
           Sejanus his Fall
     5. pron. That which belongs to him; the possessive case of he, used without a following noun.
           The decision was his to live with.
     6. pron. alternative spelling of His
     7. n. plural of hi
and his eyes
his face twitching
children
     1. n. plural of child.
and your children
not having children makes less work
     child
          1. n. A person who has not yet reached adulthood, whether natural (puberty), cultural (initiation), or legal (majority)
                Go easy on him: he is but a child.
          2. n. (obsolete) a female child, a girl.
          3. n. (with possessive) One's son or daughter, regardless of age.
                My youngest child is forty-three.
          4. n. (cartomancy) The thirteenth Lenormand card.
          5. n. (figuratively) A figurative offspring, particularly:
          6. n.          A person considered a product of a place or culture, a member of a tribe or culture, regardless of age.
                        The children of Israel.
                        He is a child of his times.
          7. n.          Anything derived from or caused by something.
                        Poverty, disease, and despair are the children of war.
          8. n.          (computing) A data item, process, or object which has a subservient or derivative role relative to another.
                        The child node then stores the actual data of the parent node.
soak
     1. v. (intransitive) To be saturated with liquid by being immersed in it.
           I'm going to soak in the bath for a couple of hours.
     2. v. To immerse in liquid to the point of saturation or thorough permeation.
           Soak the beans overnight before cooking.
     3. v. (intransitive) To penetrate or permeate by saturation.
           The water soaked into my shoes and gave me wet feet.
     4. v. To allow (especially a liquid) to be absorbed; to take in, receive. (usually + up)
           A sponge soaks up water; the skin soaks in moisture.
           I soaked up all the knowledge I could at university.
     5. v. (figurative, transitive) To take money from.
           1928, Upton Sinclair, Boston
             It's a blackmail ring, and the district attorneys get a share of the loot. (...) Well, they got him in the same kind of jam, and soaked him to the tune of three hundred and eighty-six th
     6. v. (slang) To drink intemperately or gluttonously.
     7. v. (metallurgy, transitive) To heat (a metal) before shaping it.
     8. v. (ceramics, transitive) To hold a kiln at a particular temperature for a given period of time.
           We should soak the kiln at cone 9 for half an hour.
     9. v. (figurative, transitive) To absorb; to drain.
     10. n. An immersion in water etc.
           After the climb, I had a nice long soak in a bath.
     11. n. (slang) A drunkard.
     12. n. (slang) A carouse; a drinking session.
     13. n. (Australia) A low-lying depression that fills with water after rain.
up
     1. adv. Away from the surface of the Earth or other planet; in opposite direction to the downward pull of gravity.
           I looked up and saw the airplane overhead.
     2. adv. (intensifier) Used as an aspect marker to indicate a completed action or state Thoroughly, completely.
           I will mix up the puzzle pieces.
           Tear up the contract.
           He really messed up.
           Please type up our monthly report.
     3. adv. To or from one's possession or consideration.
           I picked up some milk on the way home.
           The committee will take up your request.
           She had to give up her driver's license after the accident.
     4. adv. North.
           I will go up to New York to visit my family this weekend.
     5. adv. To a higher level of some quantity or notional quantity, such as price, volume, pitch, happiness, etc.
           Gold has gone up with the uncertainty in the world markets.
           Turn it up, I can barely hear it.
           Listen to your voice go up at the end of a question.
           Cheer up, the weekend's almost here.
     6. adv. (rail transport) Traditional term for the direction leading to the principal terminus, towards milepost zero.
     7. adv. (sailing) Against the wind or current.
     8. adv. (Cartesian graph) In a positive vertical direction.
     9. adv. (cricket) Relatively close to the batsman.
           The bowler pitched the ball up.
     10. adv. (hospitality, US) Without additional ice.
           Would you like that drink up or on ice?
     11. adv. (academia) Towards Cambridge or Oxford.
           She's going up to read Classics this September.
     12. adv. To or in a position of equal advance or equality; not short of, back of, less advanced than, away from, etc.; usually followed by to or with.
           I was up to my chin in water.
           A stranger came up and asked me for directions.
     13. adv. To or in a state of completion; completely; wholly; quite.
           Drink up. The pub is closing.
           Can you sum up your research?
           The comet burned up in the atmosphere.
           I need to sew up the hole in this shirt.
     14. adv. Aside, so as not to be in use.
           to lay up riches; put up your weapons
     15. prep. Toward the top of.
           The cat went up the tree.   They walk up the steps.
     16. prep. Toward the center, source, or main point of reference; toward the end at which something is attached.
           The information made its way up the chain of command to the general.   I felt something crawling up my arm.
     17. prep. Further along (in any direction).
           Go up the street until you see the sign.
     18. prep. From south to north of
     19. prep. From the mouth towards the source (of a river or waterway).
     20. prep. (vulgar slang) Of a man: having sex with.
           Phwoar, look at that bird. I'd love to be up her.
     21. prep. (colloquial) At (a given place, especially one imagined to be higher or more remote from a central location).
     22. adj. Awake.
           I can’t believe it’s 3 a.m. and you’re still up.
     23. adj. Finished, to an end
           Time is up!
     24. adj. In a good mood.
           I’m feeling up today.
     25. adj. Willing; ready.
           If you are up for a trip, let’s go.
     26. adj. Next in a sequence.
           Smith is up to bat.
     27. adj. Happening; new.
           What is up with that project at headquarters?
     28. adj. Facing upwards; facing toward the top.
           Put the notebook face up on the table.
           Take a break and put your feet up.
     29. adj. Larger; greater in quantity.
           Sales are up from last quarter.
     30. adj. Ahead; leading; winning.
           The home team were up by two goals at half-time.
     31. adj. Standing.
           Get up and give her your seat.
     32. adj. On a higher level.
           The new ground is up.
     33. adj. Available; made public.
           The new notices are up as of last Tuesday.
     34. adj. (poker, postnominal) Said of the higher-ranking pair in a two pair.
           AAKK = aces up
           QQ33 = queens up
     35. adj. Well-informed; current.
           I’m not up on the latest news. What’s going on?
     36. adj. (computing) Functional; working.
           Is the server back up?
     37. adj. (anchor, Adj_railway)(of a railway line or train) Traveling towards a major terminus.
           The London train is on the up line.
     38. adj. Headed, or designated to go, upward, as an escalator, stairway, elevator etc.
     39. adj. (bar tending) Chilled and strained into a stemmed glass.
           A Cosmopolitan is typically served up.
     40. adj. (slang) Erect.
     41. adj. (of the Sun or Moon) Above the horizon, in the sky (i.e. during daytime or night-time)
     42. adj. (slang) well-known; renowned
     43. n. The direction opposed to the pull of gravity.
           Up is a good way to go.
     44. n. A positive thing.
           I hate almost everything about my job. The only up is that it's so close to home.
     45. n. An upstairs room of a two story house.
           She lives in a two-up two-down.
     46. v. (transitive, colloquial) To increase or raise.
           If we up the volume, we'll be able to make out the details.
           We upped anchor and sailed away.
     47. v. (transitive, colloquial) To promote.
           It wasn’t long before they upped him to Vice President.
     48. v. (intransitive) To act suddenly, usually with another verb.
light up
she got up
His
     1. pron. honoraltcaps, his
     2. det. Belonging to him.
     3. det. (dated) Belonging to a person of unspecified gender.
     4. det. (obsolete) Its; belonging to it. (Now only when implying personification.)
     5. det. (archaic) Used as a genitive marker in place of ’s after a noun, especially a masculine noun ending in -s, to express the possessive case.
           Ahab his mark for Ahab's mark.
           Sejanus his Fall
     6. pron. That which belongs to him; the possessive case of he, used without a following noun.
           The decision was his to live with.
     7. pron. alternative spelling of His
     8. n. plural of hi
perspiration
     1. n. The action or process of perspiring.
     2. n. (by extension) Hard work.
     3. n. A saline fluid secreted by the sweat glands; sweat.
with
     1. prep. Against.
           He picked a fight with the class bully.
     2. prep. In the company of; alongside, close to; near to.
           He went with his friends.
     3. prep. In addition to; as an accessory to.
           She owns a motorcycle with a sidecar.
     4. prep. Used to indicate simultaneous happening, or immediate succession or consequence.
     5. prep. In support of.
           We are with you all the way.
     6. prep. (obsolete) To denote the accomplishment of cause, means, instrument, etc; – sometimes equivalent to by.
           slain with robbers
     7. prep. Using as an instrument; by means of.
           cut with a knife
     8. prep. (obsolete) Using as nourishment; more recently replaced by on.
     9. prep. Having, owning.
     10. adv. Along, together with others, in a group, etc.
           Do you want to come with?
     11. adv. -->
     12. n. alternative form of withe
with some friends
with a rush forward
paper
     1. n. A sheet material used for writing on or printing on (or as a non-waterproof container), usually made by draining cellulose fibres from a suspension in water.
     2. n. A newspaper or anything used as such (such as a newsletter or listing magazine).
     3. n. Wallpaper.
     4. n. Wrapping paper.
     5. n. (rock paper scissors) An open hand (a handshape resembling a sheet of paper), that beats rock and loses to scissors. It loses to lizard and beats Spock in rock-paper-scissors-lizard-Spock.
     6. n. A written document, generally shorter than a book (white paper, term paper), in particular one written for the Government.
     7. n. A written document that reports scientific or academic research and is usually subjected to peer review before publication in a scientific journal (as a journal article or the manuscript for one) or i
     8. n. A scholastic essay.
     9. n. (slang) Money.
     10. n. (New Zealand) A university course.
     11. n. A paper packet containing a quantity of items.
           a paper of pins, tacks, opium, etc.
     12. n. A medicinal preparation spread upon paper, intended for external application.
           cantharides paper
     13. n. A substance resembling paper secreted by certain invertebrates as protection for their nests and eggs.
     14. adj. Made of paper.
           paper bag;  paper plane
     15. adj. Insubstantial (from the weakness of common paper)
           paper tiger;  paper gangster
     16. adj. Planned (from plans being drawn up on paper)
           paper rocket;  paper engine
     17. v. To apply paper to.
           to paper the hallway walls
     18. v. To document; to memorialize.
           After they reached an agreement, their staffs papered it up.
     19. v. To fill a theatre or other paid event with complimentary seats.
           As the event has not sold well, we'll need to paper the house.
     20. v. To submit papers to (a law court, etc.).
and beside it was a paper bag
beside each of the guests' plates was a neat paper parcel
serviettes
     1. n. plural of serviette
     serviette
          1. n. (Canada) A table napkin, now especially a paper one.
          2. n. (obsolete) a lazy Susan
and
     1. conj. As a coordinating conjunction; expressing two elements to be taken together or in addition to each other.
     2. conj.          Used simply to connect two noun phrases, adjectives or adverbs.
     3. conj.          Simply connecting two clauses or sentences.
     4. conj.          Introducing a clause or sentence which follows on in time or consequence from the first.
     5. conj.          (obsolete) Yet; but.
     6. conj.          Used to connect certain numbers: connecting units when they precede tens (not dated); connecting tens and units to hundreds, thousands etc. (now often
     7. conj.          (now colloquial, or literary) Used to connect more than two elements together in a chain, sometimes to stress the number of elements.
     8. conj.          Connecting two identical elements, with implications of continued or infinite repetition.
     9. conj.          Introducing a parenthetical or explanatory clause.
     10. conj.          Introducing the continuation of narration from a previous understood point; also used alone as a question: ‘and so what?’.
     11. conj.          (now regional or somewhat colloquial) Used to connect two verbs where the second is dependent on the first: ‘to’. Used especially after come,
     12. conj.          Introducing a qualitative difference between things having the same name; "as well as other".
     13. conj.          Used to combine numbers in addition; plus (with singular or plural verb).
     14. conj. Expressing a condition.:
     15. conj.          (now US dialect) If; provided that.
     16. conj.          (obsolete) As if, as though.
     17. n. (enm, music, often informal) In rhythm, the second half of a divided beat.
     18. n. (UK dialectal) Breath.
     19. n. (UK dialectal) Sea smoke; steam fog.
     20. v. (UK dialectal, intransitive) To breathe; whisper; devise; imagine.
and I won out
and not finished
He
     1. pron. honoraltcaps, he
           I love the Lord for He is Great and Holy.
     2. pron. (personal) A male person or animal already known or implied.
     3. 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?
     4. pron. (personal) An animal whose gender is unknown.
     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).
constantly
     1. adv. (archaic) With steadfastness; with resolve; in loyalty, faithfully.
     2. adv. In a constant manner; occurring continuously; persistently.
     3. adv. (frequency) Recurring regularly.
           I find that I am constantly reminding you to feed your pets.
     4. adv. In an unchangeable or invariable manner; in every case.
apologises
     1. v. third-person singular present indicative of apologise
     apologise
          1. v. standard spelling of apologize, from=non-Oxford
for
     1. conj. (dated) Because.
     2. prep. Towards.
           The astronauts headed for the moon.
     3. prep. Directed at, intended to belong to.
           I have something for you.
     4. prep. In honor of, or directed towards the celebration or event of.
           We're having a birthday party for Janet.
           The cake is for Tom and Helen's anniversary.
           The mayor gave a speech for the charity gala.
     5. prep. Supporting.
           All those for the motion raise your hands.
     6. prep. Because of.
           He wouldn't apologize; and just for that, she refused to help him.
           (UK usage) He looks better for having lost weight.
           She was the worse for drink.
     7. prep. Over a period of time.
           I've lived here for three years.
           They fought for days over a silly pencil.
     8. prep. Throughout an extent of space.
     9. prep. On behalf of.
           I will stand in for him.
     10. prep. Instead of, or in place of.
     11. prep. In order to obtain or acquire.
           I am aiming for completion by the end of business Thursday.
           He's going for his doctorate.
           Do you want to go for coffee?
           People all over Greece looked to Delphi for answers.
           Can you go to the store for some eggs?
           I'm saving up for a car.
           Don't wait for an answer.
           What did he ask you for?
     12. prep. In the direction of: marks a point one is going toward.
           Run for the hills!
           He was headed for the door when he remembered.
     13. prep. By the standards of, usually with the implication of those standards being lower than one might otherwise expect.
           Fair for its day.
           She's spry for an old lady.
     14. prep. Despite, in spite of.
     15. prep. Used to indicate the subject of a to-infinitive.
           For that to happen now is incredibly unlikely. (=It is incredibly unlikely that that will happen now.)
           All I want is for you to be happy. (=All I want is that you be happy.)
     16. prep. (chiefly US) Out of; used to indicate a fraction, a ratio
           In term of base hits, Jones was three for four on the day
     17. prep. (cricket) Used as part of a score to indicate the number of wickets that have fallen.
           At close of play, England were 305 for 3.
     18. prep. To be, or as being.
     19. prep. (obsolete) (Indicating that in prevention of which, or through fear of which, anything is done.)
     20. prep. Used to construe various verbs (see the entries for individual phrasal verbs).
for a moment
it looks bad for her
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.
she liked the bird
he went to the sink
fan
     1. n. A hand-held device consisting of concertinaed material, or slats of material, gathered together at one end, that may be opened out into the shape of a sector of a circle and waved back and forth in or
     2. n. An electrical or mechanical device for moving air, used for cooling people, machinery, etc.
     3. n. Anything resembling a hand-held fan in shape, e.g., a peacock’s tail.
     4. n. An instrument for winnowing grain, by moving which the grain is tossed and agitated, and the chaff is separated and blown away.
     5. n. A small vane or sail, used to keep the large sails of a smock windmill always in the direction of the wind.
     6. n. (maths) A section of a tree having a finite number of branches
     7. v. To blow air on (something) by means of a fan (hand-held, mechanical or electrical) or otherwise.
           We enjoyed standing at the edge of the cliff, being fanned by the wind.
     8. v. To slap (a behind, especially).
     9. v. (intransitive, usually to fan out) To move or spread in multiple directions from one point, in the shape of a hand-held fan.
     10. v. A maneuver done by flicking the top rear of an old style gun.
     11. v. (metaphoric) To invigorate.
     12. v. To winnow grain.
     13. n. An admirer or aficionado, especially of a sport or performer; someone who is fond of something or someone.
           I am a big fan of libraries.
not
     1. adv. Negates the meaning of the modified verb.
           Did you take out the trash? No, I did not.
           Not knowing any better, I went ahead.
     2. adv. To no degree.
           That is not red; it's orange.
     3. conj. And not.
           I wanted a plate of shrimp, not a bucket of chicken.
           He painted the car blue and black, not solid purple.
     4. interj. (slang) Used to indicate that the previous phrase was meant sarcastically or ironically.
           I really like hanging out with my little brother watching Barney... not!
           Sure, you're perfect the way you are... not!
     5. n. Unary logical function NOT, true if input is false, or a gate implementing that negation function.
           You need a not there to conform with the negative logic of the memory chip.
     6. contraction. (obsolete) Contraction of ne wot, wot not; know not; knows not.
well, not now
and not finished
working
     1. n. (usually plural) Operation; action.
     2. n. Method of operation.
     3. n. (arithmetic) The incidental or subsidiary calculations performed in solving an overall problem.
           Be sure to check your working.
     4. n. Fermentation.
     5. n. (of bodies of water) Becoming full of a vegetable substance.
     6. v. present participle of work
           Leave him alone; he's working.
     7. adj. That is or are functioning.
           a working ventilator
     8. adj. That suffices but requires additional work.
           a working copy of the script
     9. adj. In paid employment.
           working mothers
     10. adj. Of or relating to employment.
           the working week
     11. adj. Enough to allow one to use something.
           a working knowledge of computers
he might just as well have been working on it steadily for a month
     work
          1. n. (heading) Employment.
          2. n.          Labour, occupation, job.
                        My work involves a lot of travel.
          3. n.          The place where one is employed.
                        He hasn’t come home yet, he’s still at work.
          4. n.          One's employer
                        “I want to go to the R.E.M. reunion concert but I'm not sure if my work will let me off.”
          5. n. (heading) Effort.
          6. n.          Effort expended on a particular task.
                        Holding a brick over your head is hard work. It takes a lot of work to write a dictionary.
          7. n.          Sustained human effort to overcome obstacles and achieve a result.
                        We know what we must do. Let's go to work.
          8. n.          Something on which effort is expended.
                        There's lots of work waiting for me at the office.
          9. n.          (physics) A measure of energy expended in moving an object; most commonly, force times distance. No work is done if the object does not move.
                        Work is done against friction to drag a bag along the ground.
          10. n.          (physics, more generally) A measure of energy that is usefully extracted from a process.
          11. n. Sustained effort to achieve a goal or result, especially overcoming obstacles.
                We don't have much time. Let's get to work piling up those sandbags.
          12. n. Product; the result of effort.:
          13. n.          (often, in combination) The result of a particular manner of production.
                        There's a lot of guesswork involved.
          14. n.          (often, in combination) Something produced using the specified material or tool.
                        We've got some paperwork to do before we can get started. The piece was decorated with intricate filigree work.
          15. n.          A literary, artistic, or intellectual production.
                        It is a work of art.
                        the poetic works of Alexander Pope
          16. n.          A fortification.
                        William the Conqueror fortified many castles, throwing up new ramparts, bastions and all manner of works.
          17. n. (slang) The staging of events to appear as real.
          18. n. (mining) Ore before it is dressed.
          19. n. The equipment needed to inject a drug (syringes, needles, swabs etc.)
                Tell me you're using clean works at least.
          20. v. (intransitive) To do a specific task by employing physical or mental powers.
                He’s working in a bar.
          21. v.          Followed by in (or at, etc.) Said of one's workplace (building), or one's department, or one's trade (sphere of business).
                        I work in a national park
                        she works in the human resources department
                        he mostly works in logging, but sometimes works in carpentry
          22. v.          Followed by as. Said of one's job title
                        I work as a cleaner.
          23. v.          Followed by for. Said of a company or individual who employs.
                        she works for Microsoft
                        he works for the president
          24. v.          Followed by with. General use, said of either fellow employees or instruments or clients.
                        I work closely with my Canadian counterparts
                        you work with computers
                        she works with the homeless people from the suburbs
          25. v. To effect by gradual degrees.
                he worked his way through the crowd
                the dye worked its way through
                using some tweezers, she worked the bee sting out of her hand
          26. v. To embroider with thread.
          27. v. To set into action.
                He worked the levers.
          28. v. To cause to ferment.
          29. v. (intransitive) To ferment.
          30. v. To exhaust, by working.
                The mine was worked until the last scrap of ore had been extracted.
          31. v. To shape, form, or improve a material.
                He used pliers to work the wire into shape.
          32. v. To operate in a certain place, area, or speciality.
                she works the night clubs
                the salesman works the Midwest
                this artist works mostly in acrylics
          33. v. To operate in or through; as, to work the phones.
          34. v. To provoke or excite; to influence.
                The rock musician worked the crowd of young girls into a frenzy.
          35. v. To use or manipulate to one’s advantage.
                She knows how to work the system.
          36. v. To cause to happen or to occur as a consequence.
                I cannot work a miracle.
          37. v. To cause to work.
                He is working his servants hard.
          38. v. (intransitive) To function correctly; to act as intended; to achieve the goal designed for.
                he pointed at the car and asked, "Does it work"?;  he looked at the bottle of pain pills, wondering if they would work;  my plan didn’t work
          39. v. (intransitive, figuratively) To influence.
                They worked on her to join the group.
          40. v. (intransitive) To effect by gradual degrees; as, to work into the earth.
          41. v. (intransitive) To move in an agitated manner.
                His fingers worked with tension.
                A ship works in a heavy sea.
          42. v. (intransitive) To behave in a certain way when handled
                this dough does not work easily;  the soft metal works well
          43. v. (transitive, with two objects, poetic) To cause (someone) to feel (something); to do unto somebody (something, whether good or bad).
          44. v. (obsolete, intransitive) To hurt; to ache.
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
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.
that was a crime!
when she was a girl
result
     1. v. To proceed, spring up or rise, as a consequence, from facts, arguments, premises, combination of circumstances, consultation, thought or endeavor.
     2. v. (intransitive, follwed by "in") To have as a consequence; to lead to; to bring about
           This measure will result in good or in evil.
     3. v. (legal) To return to the proprietor (or heirs) after a reversion.
     4. v. (obsolete) To leap back; to rebound.
     5. n. That which results; the conclusion or end to which any course or condition of things leads, or which is obtained by any process or operation; consequence or effect.
           the result of a course of action;  the result of a mathematical operation
     6. n. The fruit, beneficial or tangible effect(s) achieved by effort.
     7. n. The decision or determination of a council or deliberative assembly; a resolve; a decree.
     8. n. (obsolete) A flying back; resilience.
     9. n. (sports) The final score in a game.
     10. n. (by extension) A positive or favourable outcome for someone.
     11. interj. (UK) An exclamation of joy following a favorable outcome.
whatever might be the result of this investigation
that the conduct of this case was going to have the beneficial result
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.
kind of sarcastic
into that of the possible
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.
the doctor asked
has the bird flown
lack
     1. n. (obsolete) A defect or failing; moral or spiritual degeneracy.
     2. n. A deficiency or need (of something desirable or necessary); an absence, want.
     3. v. To be without, to need, to require.
           My life lacks excitement.
     4. v. (intransitive) To be short (of or for something).
           He'll never lack for company while he's got all that money.
     5. v. (intransitive, obsolete) To be in want.
     6. v. (obsolete) To see the deficiency in (someone or something); to find fault with, to malign, reproach.
and had let her die for lack of life
more than anything, which made him acutely conscious of his lack of success
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.
that was a couple of days ago
it is full of boxes and litter
electricity
     1. n. Originally, a property of amber and certain other nonconducting substances to attract lightweight material when rubbed, or the cause of this property; now understood to be a phenomenon caused by the d
     2. n. (physics) The study of electrical phenomena; the branch of science dealing with such phenomena.
     3. n. A feeling of excitement; a thrill.
           Opening night for the new production had an electricity unlike other openings.
     4. n. Electric power/energy as used in homes etc., supplied by power stations or generators.
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