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     1. det. Not one of two; not either.
           Neither definition seems correct.
     2. pron. not either one
           ... because neither is correct.
     3. conj. Not either (used with nor).
           Neither you nor I like it.
           Neither now, nor ever will he forsake his mother.
     4. adv. (conjunctive) similarly not
           Neither can she stop him, nor can he stop her.
           Just as you would not correct it, neither would I.
neither of them spoke
for a moment neither spoke nor stirred
     1. adj. Of or relating to having sex, sexual acts and sexual reproduction.
           Giving oral sex is my favorite sexual act.
     2. adj. Of or relating to gender.
           Women face sexual discrimination in the workplace.
     3. adj. Of or relating to sexuality; not asexual.
           She's a very sexual woman
           a sexual innuendo.
     4. adj. Of or relating to sexual orientations, identity or preferences with respect to sexual intercourse
           sexual preferences
     5. n. (biology) A species which reproduces by sexual rather than asexual reproduction, or a member of such a species.
     6. n. (LGBT) A person who experiences sexual attraction, a person who has interest in or desire for sex (especially as contrasted with an asexual).
     1. conj. (literary) And not (introducing a negative statement, without necessarily following one).
           Nor did I stop to think, but ran.
     2. conj. A function word introducing each except the first term or series, indicating none of them is true.
           I am neither hungry nor thirsty nor tired.
     3. conj. Used to introduce a further negative statement.
           The struggle didn't end, nor was it any less diminished.
     4. conj. (dialect) Than.
           He's no better nor you.
     5. n. (logic, electronics) alternative form of NOR
for a moment neither spoke nor stirred
     1. adj. Of or pertaining to Romance.
     2. adj. Of or pertaining to Romanticism.
     3. adj. (informal, linguistics) (synonym of Romance)
     4. adj. (chiefly historical) Of a work of literature, a writer etc.: being like or having the characteristics of a romance, or poetic tale of a mythic or quasi-historical time; fantastic.
     5. adj. (obsolete) Fictitious, imaginary.
     6. adj. Fantastic, unrealistic (of an idea etc.); fanciful, sentimental, impractical (of a person).
           Mary sighed, knowing her ideals were far too romantic to work in reality.
     7. adj. Having the qualities of romance (in the sense of something appealing deeply to the imagination); invoking on a powerfully sentimental idea of life; evocative, atmospheric.
     8. adj. Pertaining to an idealised form of love (originally, as might be felt by the heroes of a romance); conducive to romance; loving, affectionate.
           Their kiss started casually, but it slowly turned romantic.
     9. adj. alternative form of Romantic
     10. n. A person with romantic character (a character like those of the knights in a mythic romance).
     11. n. A person who is behaving romantically (in a manner befitting someone who feels an idealized form of love).
           Oh, flowers! You're such a romantic.
     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.
in a troubled way
the detective gave in
     1. n. The natural world; that which consists of all things unaffected by or predating human technology, production, and design. E.G. the ecosystem, the natural environment, virgin ground, unmodified species
           Nature never lies (i.e. tells untruths).
     2. n. The innate characteristics of a thing. What something will tend by its own constitution, to be or do. Distinct from what might be expected or intended.
     3. n. The summary of everything that has to do with biological, chemical and physical states and events in the physical universe.
     4. n. Conformity to that which is natural, as distinguished from that which is artificial, or forced, or remote from actual experience.
     5. n. Kind, sort; character; quality.
     6. n. (obsolete) Physical constitution or existence; the vital powers; the natural life.
     7. n. (obsolete) Natural affection or reverence.
     8. v. (obsolete) To endow with natural qualities.
it appeared to be of a humorous nature
     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
          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?
     1. conj. Connects at least two alternative words, phrases, clauses, sentences, etc. each of which could make a passage true. In English, this is the "inclusive or." The "exclusive or" is formed by "either(...)
           In Ohio, anyone under the age of 18 who wants a tattoo or body piercing needs the consent of a parent or guardian.
           He might get cancer, or be hit by a bus, or God knows what.
     2. conj. (logic) An operator denoting the disjunction of two propositions or truth values. There are two forms, the inclusive or and the exclusive or.
     3. conj. Counts the elements before and after as two possibilities.
     4. conj. Otherwise (a consequence of the condition that the previous is false).
           It's raining! Come inside or you'll catch a cold!
     5. conj. Connects two equivalent names.
           The country Myanmar, or Burma
     6. n. (logic, electronics) alternative form of OR
     7. n. (tincture) The gold or yellow tincture on a coat of arms.
     8. adj. (tincture) Of gold or yellow tincture on a coat of arms.
     9. adv. (obsolete) Early (on).
     10. adv. (obsolete) Earlier, previously.
     11. prep. (now archaic, or dialect) Before; ere.
or to sit down
or sudden feeling
     1. v. present participle of exhibit
          1. v. To display or show (something) for others to see, especially at an exhibition or contest.
                He wanted to exhibit his baseball cards.
          2. v. To demonstrate.
                The players exhibited great skill.
          3. v. (transitive, legal) To submit (a physical object) to a court as evidence.
                I now exhibit this bloody hammer.
          4. v. (intransitive) To put on a public display.
                Will you be exhibiting this year?
          5. v. (medicine) To administer as a remedy.
                to exhibit calomel
          6. n. An instance of exhibiting.
          7. n. That which is exhibited.
          8. n. A public showing; an exhibition.
                The museum's new exhibit is drawing quite a crowd.
          9. n. (legal) An article formally introduced as evidence in a court.
                Exhibit A is this photograph of the corpse.
     1. adj. Of or relating to the ancient Greek philosopher Plato or his philosophies.
     2. adj. alternative case form of platonic (non-sexual).
     3. adj. Neither sexual nor romantic in nature; being or exhibiting platonic love.
           They are good friends, but their relationship is strictly platonic.
     4. adj. alternative case form of Platonic (of or relating to the philosophical views of Plato and his successors).
     1. n. Strong affection.
     2. n.          A profound and caring affection towards someone.
                   A mother’s love is not easily shaken.
                   My husband’s love is the most important thing in my life.
     3. n.          Affectionate, benevolent concern or care for other people or beings, and for their well-being.
     4. n.          A feeling of intense attraction towards someone.
                   I have never been in love as much as I have with you.
     5. n.          A deep or abiding liking for something; an enthusiasm for something.
                   My love of cricket knows no bounds.
     6. n. A person who is the object of romantic feelings; a darling, a sweetheart, a beloved.
     7. n. (colloquial, British) A term of friendly address, regardless of feelings.
           Hello love, how can I help you?
     8. n. A thing, activity etc which is the object of one's deep liking or enthusiasm.
     9. n. (euphemistic) Sexual desire; attachment based on sexual attraction.
     10. n. (euphemistic) Sexual activity.
     11. n. An instance or episode of being in love; a love affair.
     12. n. Used as the closing, before the signature, of a letter, especially between good friends or family members, or by the young.
     13. n. (altcaps, Love, , personification of love).
     14. n. (obsolete) A thin silk material.
     15. n. A climbing plant, Clematis vitalba.
     16. v. (usually transitive sometimes intransitive) To have a strong affection for (someone or something).
           I love my spouse.   I love you!
     17. v. To need, thrive on.
           Mold loves moist, dark places.
     18. v. (transitive, colloquial) To be strongly inclined towards something; an emphatic form of like.
           I love walking barefoot on wet grass;  I'd love to join the team;  I love what you've done with your hair
     19. v. (usually transitive sometimes intransitive) To care deeply about, to be dedicated to (someone or something).
     20. v. To derive delight from a fact or situation.
           I love the fact that the coffee shop now offers fat-free chai latte.
     21. v. To lust for.
     22. v. (transitive, euphemistic) To have sex with, (perhaps from make love.)
           I wish I could love her all night long.
     23. v. (transitive, obsolete, or UK dialectal) To praise; commend.
     24. v. (transitive, obsolete, or UK dialectal) To praise as of value; prize; set a price on.
     25. n. (racquet sports) Zero, no score.
           So that’s fifteen-love to Kournikova.
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