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it
     1. pron. The third-person singular personal pronoun that is normally used to refer to an inanimate object or abstract entity, also often used to refer to animals.
           Put it over there.
           Take each day as it comes.
           I heard the sound of the school bus - it was early today.
     2. pron. A third-person singular personal pronoun used to refer to a child, especially of unknown gender.
           She took the baby and held it in her arms.
     3. pron. Used to refer to someone being identified, often on the phone, but not limited to this situation.
           It's me. John.
           Is it her?
     4. pron. The impersonal pronoun, used without referent as the subject of an impersonal verb or statement. (known as the dummy pronoun or weather it)
           It is nearly 10 o’clock.
           It’s 10:45 read ten-forty-five.
           It’s very cold today.
           It’s lonely without you.
     5. pron. The impersonal pronoun, used without referent in various short idioms.
           stick it out
           live it up
           rough it
     6. pron. The impersonal pronoun, used as a placeholder for a delayed subject, or less commonly, object; known as the dummy pronoun or, more formally in linguistics, a syntactic expletive. The delayed subject i
           It is easy to see how she would think that. (with the infinitive clause headed by to see)
           I find it odd that you would say that. (with the noun clause introduced by that)
           It is hard seeing you so sick. (with the gerund seeing)
           He saw to it that everyone would vote for him. (with the noun clause introduced by that)
           It is not clear if the report was true. (with the noun clause introduced by if)
     7. pron. All or the end; something after which there is no more.
           Are there more students in this class, or is this it?
           That's it—I'm not going to any more candy stores with you.
     8. pron. (chiefly pejorative, offensive) A third-person singular personal pronoun used to refer to an animate referent who is transgender or is neither female nor male.
     9. pron. (obsolete) (Followed by an omitted and understood relative pronoun): That which; what.
     10. det. (obsolete) its
     11. n. One who is neither a he nor a she; a creature; a dehumanized being.
     12. n. The person who chases and tries to catch the other players in the playground game of tag.
           In the next game, Adam and Tom will be it…
     13. n. (British) The game of tag.
           Let's play it at breaktime.
     14. n. Sex appeal, especially that which goes beyond beauty.
     15. n. (euphemism) Sexual activity.
           caught them doing it
     16. adj. (colloquial) Most fashionable.
what is it
come to think of it
like
     1. v. (transitive, archaic) To please.
     2. v. To enjoy, be pleased by; favor; be in favor of.
           I like hamburgers
           I like skiing in winter
           I like the Seattle Mariners this season
     3. v. (obsolete) To derive pleasure of, by or with someone or something.
     4. v. To prefer and maintain (an action) as a regular habit or activity.
           I like to go to the dentist every six months
           She likes to keep herself physically fit
           we like to keep one around the office just in case
     5. v. (obsolete) To have an appearance or expression; to look; to seem to be (in a specified condition).
     6. v. (archaic) To come near; to avoid with difficulty; to escape narrowly.
           He liked to have been too late.
     7. v. To find attractive; to prefer the company of; to have mild romantic feelings for.
           I really like Sandra but don't know how to tell her.
     8. v. (obsolete) To liken; to compare.
     9. v. (Internet, transitive) To show support for, or approval of, something posted on the Internet by marking it with a vote.
           I liked my friend's last status on Facebook.
           I can't stand Bloggs' tomato ketchup, but I liked it on Facebook so I could enter a competition.
     10. n. (usually plural) Something that a person likes (prefers).
           Tell me your likes and dislikes.
     11. n. (internet) An individual vote showing support for, or approval of, something posted on the Internet.
     12. adj. Similar.
           My partner and I have like minds.
     13. adj. (obsolete) Likely; probable.
     14. adv. (informal) For example, such as: to introduce an example or list of examples.
           There are lots of birds, like ducks and gulls, in this park.
     15. adv. (archaic, colloquial) Likely.
     16. adv. (obsolete) In a like or similar manner.
     17. n. (sometimes as the likes of) Someone similar to a given person, or something similar to a given object; a comparative; a type; a sort.
           There were bowls full of sweets, chocolates and the like.
           It was something the likes of which I had never seen before.
     18. n. (golf) The stroke that equalizes the number of strokes played by the opposing player or side.
           to play the like
     19. conj. (colloquial) As, the way.
     20. conj. As if; as though.
           It looks like you've finished the project.
           It seemed like you didn't care.
     21. prep. Similar to, reminiscent of.
           These hamburgers taste like leather.
     22. part. (colloquial, Scotland, Geordie, Teesside, Scouse) A delayed filler.
           He was so angry, like.
     23. part. (colloquial) A mild intensifier.
           She was, like, sooooo happy.
     24. part. (colloquial) indicating approximation or uncertainty
           There were, like, twenty of them.
           And then he, like, got all angry and left the room.
     25. part. (colloquial, slang) When preceded by any form of the verb to be, used to mean “to say” or “to think”; used to precede an approximate quotation or paraphrase.
           I was like, “Why did you do that?” and he's like, “I don't know.”
     26. interj. (Liverpool, Geordie) Used to place emphasis upon a statement.
           divint ye knaa, like?
you didn't like her
it was like a vision
being
     1. v. present participle of be
     2. n. A living creature.
     3. n. The state or fact of existence, consciousness, or life, or something in such a state.
     4. n. (philosophy) That which has actuality (materially or in concept).
     5. n. (philosophy) One's basic nature, or the qualities thereof; essence or personality.
     6. n. (obsolete) An abode; a cottage.
     7. conj. (obsolete) Given that; since.
being afraid of them
the upper part of it being built in the wall
     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?
subjected
     1. v. simple past tense and past participle of subject
     subject
          1. adj. Likely to be affected by or to experience something.
                a country subject to extreme heat
                Menu listings and prices are subject to change.
                He's subject to sneezing fits.
          2. adj. Conditional upon.
                The local board sets local policy, subject to approval from the State Board.
          3. adj. Placed or situated under; lying below, or in a lower situation.
          4. adj. Placed under the power of another; owing allegiance to a particular sovereign or state.
          5. n. (grammar) In a clause: the word or word group (usually a noun phrase) that is dealt with. In active clauses with verbs denoting an action, the subject and the actor are usually the same.
                In the sentence ‘The mouse is eaten by the cat in the kitchen.’, ‘The mouse’ is the subject, ‘the cat’ being the agent.
          6. n. An actor; one who takes action.
                The subjects and objects of power.
          7. n. The main topic of a paper, work of art, discussion, field of study, etc.
          8. n. A particular area of study.
                Her favorite subject is physics.
          9. n. A citizen in a monarchy.
                I am a British subject.
          10. n. A person ruled over by another, especially a monarch or state authority.
          11. n. (music) The main theme or melody, especially in a fugue.
          12. n. A human, animal or an inanimate object that is being examined, treated, analysed, etc.
          13. n. (philosophy) A being that has subjective experiences, subjective consciousness, or a relationship with another entity.
          14. n. (logic) That of which something is stated.
          15. n. (math) The variable in terms of which an expression is defined.
                Making x the subject of xsup - 2 − 6x + 3y = 0, we have x = 3 ± √(9 − 3y).
          16. v. (transitive, construed with to) To cause (someone or something) to undergo a particular experience, especially one that is unpleasant or unwanted.
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 was quick to ask
married to the law!
one
     1. num. (cardinal) The number represented by the Arabic numeral 1; the numerical value equal to that cardinal number.
           In some religions, there is only one god.
           In many cultures, a baby turns one year old a year after its birth.
           One person, one vote.
     2. num. (number theory) The first positive number in the set of natural numbers.
     3. num. (set theory) The cardinality of the smallest nonempty set.
     4. num. (mathematics) The ordinality of an element which has no predecessor, usually called first or number one.
     5. pron. (impersonal pronoun, indefinite) One thing (among a group of others); one member of a group.
           The big one looks good.  I want the green one.  A good driver is one who drives carefully.
     6. pron. (impersonal pronoun, sometimes with "the") The first mentioned of two things or people, as opposed to the other.
           She offered him an apple and an orange; he took one and left the other.
     7. pron. (indefinite personal pronoun) Any person (applying to people in general).
           One’s guilt may trouble one, but it is best not to let oneself be troubled by things which cannot be changed.  One shouldn’t be too quick to judge.
     8. pron. (pronoun) Any person, entity or thing.
           "driver", noun: one who drives.
     9. n. The digit or figure 1.
     10. n. (mathematics) The neutral element with respect to multiplication in a ring.
     11. n. (US) A one-dollar bill.
     12. n. (cricket) One run scored by hitting the ball and running between the wickets; a single.
     13. n. A joke or amusing anecdote.
     14. n. (colloquial) A particularly special or compatible person or thing.
     15. n. (Internet slang) Used instead of ! to amplify an exclamation, parodying unskilled typists who forget to press the shift key while typing exclamation points, thus typing "1".
           A: SUM1 Hl3p ME im alwyz L0ziN!!?!
             Someone help me; I'm always losing!
           B: y d0nt u just g0 away l0zer!!1!!one!!one!!eleven!!1!
             Why don't you just go away loser!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     16. adj. Of a period of time, being particular.
           One day the prince set forth to kill the dragon that had brought terror to his father’s kingdom for centuries.
     17. adj. Being a single, unspecified thing; a; any.
           My aunt used to say, "One day is just like the other.".
     18. adj. Sole, only.
           He is the one man who can help you.
     19. adj. Whole, entire.
           Body and soul are not separate; they are one.
     20. adj. In agreement.
           We are one on the importance of learning.
     21. adj. The same.
           The two types look very different, but are one species.
     22. adj. Being a preeminent example.
           He is one hell of a guy.
     23. adj. Being an unknown person with the specified name; see also "a certain".
           The town records from 1843 showed the overnight incarceration of one “A. Lincoln”.
     24. v. (obsolete, transitive) To cause to become one; to gather into a single whole; to unite.
for one brief moment
why, look at this one
man
     1. n. An adult male human.
           The show is especially popular with middle-aged men.
     2. n. (collective) All human males collectively: mankind.
     3. n. A human, a person of either gender, usually an adult. (See usage notes.)
           every man for himself
     4. n. (collective) All humans collectively: mankind, humankind, humanity. (Sometimes capitalized as Man.)
     5. n. (anthropology, archaeology, paleontology) A member of the genus Homo, especially of the species Homo sapiens.
     6. n. (obsolete) A sentient being, whether human or supernatural.
     7. n. An adult male who has, to an eminent degree, qualities considered masculine, such as strength, integrity, and devotion to family; a mensch.
     8. n. (obsolete, uncommon) Manliness; the quality or state of being manly.
     9. n. A husband.
     10. n. A lover; a boyfriend.
     11. n. A male enthusiast or devotee; a male who is very fond of or devoted to a specified kind of thing. (Used as the last element of a compound.)
           Some people prefer apple pie, but me, I’m a cherry pie man.
     12. n. A person, usually male, who has duties or skills associated with a specified thing. (Used as the last element of a compound.)
           I wanted to be a guitar man on a road tour, but instead I’m a flag man on a road crew.
     13. n. A person, usually male, who can fulfill one's requirements with regard to a specified matter.
     14. n. A male who belongs to a particular group: an employee, a student or alumnus, a representative, etc.
     15. n. An adult male servant.
     16. n. (historical) A vassal. A subject.
           Like master, like man. (old proverb)
           all the king's men
     17. n. A piece or token used in board games such as chess.
     18. n. (Multicultural London English, slang) Used to refer to oneself or one's group: I, we; (non-gloss definition, construed in the third person).
     19. n. A term of familiar address often implying on the part of the speaker some degree of authority, impatience, or haste.
           Come on, man, we've got no time to lose!
     20. n. A friendly term of address usually reserved for other adult males.
           Hey, man, how's it goin'?
     21. n. (sports) A player on whom another is playing, with the intent of limiting their attacking impact.
     22. adj. only used in, man enough
     23. interj. Used to place emphasis upon something or someone; sometimes, but not always, when actually addressing a man.
           Man, that was a great catch!
     24. v. To supply (something) with staff or crew (of either sex).
           The ship was manned with a small crew.
     25. v. To take up position in order to operate (something).
           Man the machine guns!
     26. v. (reflexive, possibly dated) To brace (oneself), to fortify or steel (oneself) in a manly way. (Compare man up.)
     27. v. (transitive, obsolete) To wait on, attend to or escort.
     28. v. (transitive, obsolete, chiefly falconry) To accustom (a raptor or other type of bird) to the presence of people.
this man also had a cat
and a young man entered
interminable
     1. adj. Existing or occurring without interruption or end; ceaseless, unending.
     2. n. (math, dated) A repeating decimal.
sulk
     1. n. A state of sulking.
           Leo has been in a sulk all morning.
     2. v. (lbl, en, intransitive) to express ill humor or offence by remaining sullenly silent or withdrawn.
     3. n. A furrow.
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