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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
flat on his back
his face twitching
face
     1. n. (anatomy) The front part of the head, featuring the eyes, nose, and mouth and the surrounding area.
           The monkey has a pretty face.
     2. n. One's facial expression.
           Why the sad face?
     3. n. The public image; outward appearance.
           The face of this company.  He managed to show a bold face despite his embarrassment.
     4. n. The frontal aspect of something.
           The face of the cliff loomed above them.
     5. n. (figurative) Presence; sight; front.
           to fly in the face of danger;  to speak before the face of God
     6. n. The directed force of something.
           They turned to boat into the face of the storm.
     7. n. Good reputation; standing in the eyes of others; dignity; prestige. (See lose face, save face).
     8. n. Shameless confidence; boldness; effrontery.
     9. n. The width of a pulley, or the length of a cog from end to end.
           a pulley or cog wheel of ten inches face
     10. n. (geometry) Any of the flat bounding surfaces of a polyhedron. More generally, any of the bounding pieces of a polytope of any dimension.
     11. n. Any surface; especially a front or outer one.
           Put a big sign on each face of the building that can be seen from the road.  They climbed the north face of the mountain.  She wanted to wipe him off the face of the earth.
     12. n. The numbered dial of a clock or watch, the clock face.
     13. n. (slang) The mouth.
           Shut your face!  He's always stuffing his face with chips.
     14. n. (slang) Makeup; one's complete facial cosmetic application.
           I'll be out in a sec. Just let me put on my face.
     15. n. (slang) Short for baby face. A headlining wrestler whose in-ring persona is embodying heroic or virtuous traits.
           The fans cheered on the face as he made his comeback.
     16. n. (cricket) The front surface of a bat.
     17. n. (golf) The part of a golf club that hits the ball.
     18. n. (cards) The side of the card that shows its value (as opposed to the back side, which looks the same on all cards of the deck).
     19. n. (heraldiccharge) The head of a lion, shown face-on and cut off immediately behind the ears.
     20. n. (typography) A typeface.
     21. n. Mode of regard, whether favourable or unfavourable; favour or anger.
     22. n. (computing) An interface.
     23. n. The amount expressed on a bill, note, bond, etc., without any interest or discount; face value.
     24. v. (transitive, of a person or animal) To position oneself or itself so as to have one's face closest to (something).
           Face the sun.
     25. v. (transitive, of an object) To have its front closest to, or in the direction of (something else).
           Turn the chair so it faces the table.
     26. v. To cause (something) to turn or present a face or front, as in a particular direction.
     27. v. To deal with (a difficult situation or person); to accept (facts, reality, etc.) even when undesirable.
           I'm going to have to face this sooner or later.
     28. v. (intransitive) To have the front in a certain direction.
           The bunkers faced north and east, toward Germany.
     29. v. To have as an opponent.
     30. v. (intransitive, cricket) To be the batsman on strike.
     31. v. (obsolete) To confront impudently; to bully.
     32. v. To cover in front, for ornament, protection, etc.; to put a facing upon.
           a building faced with marble
     33. v. To line near the edge, especially with a different material.
           to face the front of a coat, or the bottom of a dress
     34. v. To cover with better, or better appearing, material than the mass consists of, for purpose of deception, as the surface of a box of tea, a barrel of sugar, etc.
     35. v. (engineering) To make the surface of (anything) flat or smooth; to dress the face of (a stone, a casting, etc.); especially, in turning, to shape or smooth the flat surface of, as distinguished from t
his face twitching
but she could not see her face
Is
     1. n. plural of I
     2. v. third-person singular present indicative of be
           He is a doctor. He retired some time ago.
           Should he do the task, it is vital that you follow him.
     3. n. plural of i
           remember to dot your is
     be
          1. v. (intransitive, now literary) To exist; to have real existence.
          2. v. (with there, or dialectally it, as dummy subject) To exist.
                There is just one woman in town who can help us. (or, dialectally:) It is just one woman in town who can help us.
          3. v. (intransitive) To occupy a place.
                The cup is on the table.
          4. v. (intransitive) To occur, to take place.
                When will the meeting be?
          5. v. (intransitive, in perfect tenses, without predicate) Elliptical form of "be here", "go to and return from" or similar.
                The postman has been today, but my tickets have still not yet come.
                I have been to Spain many times.
                Moscow, huh? I've never been, but it sounds fascinating.
          6. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to indicate that the subject and object are the same.
                Knowledge is bliss.
                Hi, I’m Jim.
          7. v. (transitive, copulative, mathematics) Used to indicate that the values on either side of an equation are the same.
                3 times 5 is fifteen.
          8. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to indicate that the subject plays the role of the predicate nominal.
                François Mitterrand was president of France from 1981 to 1995.
          9. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to connect a noun to an adjective that describes it.
                The sky is blue.
          10. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to indicate that the subject has the qualities described by a noun or noun phrase.
                The sky is a deep blue today.
          11. v. (transitive, auxiliary) Used to form the passive voice.
                The dog was drowned by the boy.
          12. v. (transitive, auxiliary) Used to form the continuous forms of various tenses.
                The woman is walking.
                I shall be writing to you soon.
                We liked to chat while we were eating.
          13. v. (archaic, auxiliary) Used to form the perfect aspect with certain intransitive verbs, most of which indicate motion. Often still used for "to go".
          14. v. (transitive, auxiliary) Used to form future tenses, especially the future periphrastic.
                I am to leave tomorrow.
                I would drive you, were I to obtain a car.
          15. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to link a subject to a measurement.
                This building is three hundred years old.
                I am 75 kilograms.
                He’s about 6 feet tall.
          16. v. (transitive, copulative, with a cardinal numeral) Used to state the age of a subject in years.
                I’m 20. (= I am 20 years old.)
          17. v. (with a dummy subject) it Used to indicate the time of day.
                It is almost eight. (= It is almost eight o’clock.)
                It’s 8:30 read eight-thirty in Tokyo.
                What time is it there? It’s night.
          18. v. (With since) Used to indicate passage of time since the occurrence of an event.
                It has been three years since my grandmother died. (similar to My grandmother died three years ago, but emphasizes the intervening period)
                It had been six days since his departure, when I received a letter from him.
          19. v. (often, impersonal, with it as a dummy subject) Used to indicate weather, air quality, or the like.
                It is hot in Arizona, but it is not usually humid.
                Why is it so dark in here?
          20. v. (dynamic/lexical "be", especially in progressive tenses, conjugated non-suppletively in the present tense, see usage notes) To exist or behave in a certain way.
                "What do we do?" "We be ourselves.".
                Why is he being nice to me?
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. (archaic) Fence made from wooden stake; palisade.
     10. n. (by extension) Limits, bounds (especially before of).
     11. n. The bounds of morality, good behaviour or judgment in civilized company, in the phrase beyond the pale.
     12. n. (heraldry) A vertical band down the middle of a shield.
     13. n. (archaic) A territory or defensive area within a specific boundary or under a given jurisdiction.
     14. n.          (historical) The parts of Ireland under English jurisdiction.
     15. n.          (historical) The territory around Calais under English control (from the 14th to 16th centuries).
     16. n.          (historical) A portion of Russia in which Jews were permitted to live.
     17. n. (archaic) The jurisdiction (territorial or otherwise) of an authority.
     18. n. A cheese scoop.P. L. Simmonds, A Dictionary of Trade Products, Commercial, Manufacturing, and Technical Terms, London: Routledge, 1858, p. 272
     19. n. A shore for bracing a timber before it is fastened.
     20. 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
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 could
and there
covered
     1. adj. Overlaid with or enclosed within something.
     2. adj. (figuratively) Prepared for, or having dealt with, some matter
           With my insurance, I am covered for earthquake damage.
     3. adj. (poker) Than whom another player has more money available for betting.
           John has $100 on the table, while Jill only has $75. John has Jill covered.
     4. adj. (dated) Wearing one's hat.
     5. v. simple past tense and past participle of cover
she covered her face an instant
and covered its claws with the poison
     cover
          1. n. A lid.
          2. n. Area or situation which screens a person or thing from view.
                We didn't see John because he had taken cover behind the wing chair.
          3. n. The front and back of a book, magazine, CD package, etc.
          4. n. The top sheet of a bed.
          5. n. A cloth, usually fitted, placed over an item such as a car or sofa to protect it from dust, rain, etc. when not in use.
          6. n. A cover charge.
                There's a $15 cover tonight.
          7. n. A setting at a restaurant table or formal dinner.
                We need to set another cover for the Smith party.
          8. n. (music) A rerecording of a previously recorded song; a cover version; a cover song.
          9. n. (cricket) A fielding position on the off side, between point and mid off, about 30° forward of square; a fielder in this position.
          10. n. (topology) A set (more often known as a family) of sets, whose union contains the given set.
                The open intervals are a cover for the real numbers.
          11. n. (philately) An envelope complete with stamps and postmarks etc.
          12. n. (military) A solid object, including terrain, that provides protection from enemy fire.
          13. n. (legal) In commercial law, a buyer’s purchase on the open market of goods similar or identical to the goods contracted for after a seller has breached a contract of sale by failure to deliver the good
          14. n. (insurance) An insurance contract; coverage by an insurance contract.
          15. n. (espionage) A persona maintained by a spy or undercover operative, cover story
          16. n. The portion of a slate, tile, or shingle that is hidden by the overlap of the course above.
          17. n. In a steam engine, the lap of a slide valve.
          18. n. (construction) The distance between reinforcing steel and the exterior of concrete.
          19. adj. Of or pertaining to the front cover of a book or magazine.
          20. adj. (music) Of, pertaining to, or consisting of cover versions.
          21. v. To place something over or upon, as to conceal or protect.
                He covered the baby with a blanket.
                When the pot comes to a boil, cover it and reduce the heat to medium.
          22. v. To be over or upon, as to conceal or protect.
                The blanket covered the baby.
          23. v. To be upon all of, so as to completely conceal.
                Regular hexagons can cover the plane.
          24. v. To set upon all of, so as to completely conceal.
                You can cover the plane with regular hexagons.
          25. v. To invest (oneself with something); to bring upon (oneself).
                The heroic soldier covered himself with glory.
          26. v. (of a publication) To discuss thoroughly; to provide coverage of.
                The magazine covers such diverse topics as politics, news from the world of science, and the economy.
          27. v. To deal with or include someone or something.
          28. v. To be enough money for.
                We've earned enough to cover most of our costs.
                Ten dollars should cover lunch.
          29. v. (intransitive) To act as a replacement.
                I need to take off Tuesday. Can you cover for me?
          30. v. To have as an assignment or responsibility.
                Can you cover the morning shift tomorrow? I'll give you off next Monday instead.
                He is our salesman covering companies with headquarters in the northern provinces.
          31. v. (music) To make a cover version of (a song that was originally recorded by another artist).
          32. v. (military, law enforcement) To protect using an aimed firearm and the threat of firing; or to protect using continuous, heaving fire at or in the direction of the enemy so as to force the enemy to rem
          33. v. To provide insurance coverage for.
                Does my policy cover accidental loss?
          34. v. To copulate with (said of certain male animals such as dogs and horses).
                I would like to have my bitch covered next spring.
                The stallion has not covered the mare yet.
          35. v. (chess, transitive) To protect or control (a piece or square).
                In order to checkmate a king on the side of the board, the five squares adjacent to the king must all be covered.
          36. v. To extend over a given period of time or range, to occupy, to stretch over a given area.
          37. v. (sports) To defend a particular player or area.
in
     1. prep. Used to indicate location, inclusion, or position within spatial, temporal or other limits.
     2. prep.          Contained by.
                   The dog is in the kennel.
     3. prep.          Within.
     4. prep.          Surrounded by.
                   We are in the enemy camp.   Her plane is in the air.
     5. prep.          Part of; a member of.
                   One in a million.   She's in band and orchestra.
     6. prep.          Pertaining to; with regard to.
                   What grade did he get in English?
                   Military letters should be formal in tone, but not stilted.
     7. prep.          At the end of a period of time.
                   They said they would call us in a week.
     8. prep.          Within a certain elapsed time
                   Are you able to finish this in three hours?   The massacre resulted in over 1000 deaths in three hours.
     9. prep.          During (said of periods of time).
                   in the first week of December;  Easter falls in the fourth lunar month;   The country reached a high level of prosperity in his fi
     10. prep.          (grammar, phonetics, of sounds and letters) Coming at the end of a word.
                   English nouns in -ce form their plurals in -s.
     11. prep. Into.
           Less water gets in your boots this way.
     12. prep. Used to indicate limit, qualification, condition, or circumstance.
           In replacing the faucet washers, he felt he was making his contribution to the environment.
     13. prep.          Indicating an order or arrangement.
                   My fat rolls around in folds.
     14. prep.          Denoting a state of the subject.
                   He stalked away in anger.   John is in a coma.
     15. prep.          Indicates, connotatively, a place-like form of someone's (or something's) personality, as his, her or its psychic and physical characteristics.
                   You've got a friend in me.   He's met his match in her.
     16. prep.          Wearing (an item of clothing).
                    I glanced over at the pretty girl in the red dress.
     17. prep. Used to indicate means, medium, format, genre, or instrumentality.
     18. prep.          (of something offered or given in an exchange) In the form of, in the denomination of.
                   Please pay me in cash — preferably in tens and twenties.
                   The deposit can be in any legal tender, even in gold.
                    Her generosity was rewarded in the success of its recipients.
     19. prep.          Used to indicate a language, script, tone, etc. of a text, speech, etc.
                   Beethoven's "Symphony No. 5" in C minor is among his most popular.
                   His speech was in French, but was simultaneously translated into eight languages.
                   When you write in cursive, it's illegible.
     20. v. (obsolete, transitive) To enclose.
     21. v. (obsolete, transitive) To take in; to harvest.
     22. adv. (not comparable) Located indoors, especially at home or the office, or inside something.
           Is Mr. Smith in?
     23. adv. Moving to the interior of a defined space, such as a building or room.
           Suddenly a strange man walked in.
     24. adv. (sports) Still eligible to play, e.g. able to bat in cricket and baseball.
           He went for the wild toss but wasn't able to stay in.
     25. adv. (UK) Abbreviation of in aid of.
           What's that in?
     26. adv. After the beginning of something.
     27. n. A position of power or a way to get it.
           His parents got him an in with the company
     28. n. (sport) The state of a batter/batsman who is currently batting – see innings
     29. n. A re-entrant angle; a nook or corner.
     30. adj. In fashion; popular.
           Skirts are in this year.
     31. adj. Incoming.
           the in train
     32. adj. (nautical, of the sails of a vessel) Furled or stowed.
     33. adj. (legal) With privilege or possession; used to denote a holding, possession, or seisin.
           in by descent; in by purchase; in of the seisin of her husband
     34. adj. (cricket) Currently batting.
     35. n. Inch.
the detective gave in
in just that same way
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.
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