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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.
not directly
not to know him
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 walls
the rivers' place
same
     1. adj. Not different or other; not another or others; not different as regards self; selfsame; identical.
           Are you the same person who phoned me yesterday?
           I realised I was the same age as my grandfather had been when he joined the air force.
           Even if the twins are identical, they are still not the same person, unlike Mark Twain and Samuel Clemens.
           Peter and Anna went to the same high school: the high school to which Peter went is the high school to which Anna went.
     2. adj. Similar, alike.
           You have the same hair I do!
     3. adj. Used to express the unity of an object or person which has various different descriptions or qualities.
           Round here it can be cloudy and sunny even in the same day.
           We were all going in the same direction.
     4. adj. A reply of confirmation of identity.
     5. pron. The identical thing, ditto.
           The same can be said of him.
           It's the same everywhere.
     6. pron. Something similar, something of the identical type.
           She's having apple pie? I'll have the same.   You two are just the same.
     7. pron. (formal, often, legal) It or them, without a connotation of similarity.
           The question is his credibility or lack of same.
     8. pron. (Indian English, common) It or them, as above, meaning the last object mentioned, mainly as complement: on the same, for the same.
           My picture/photography blog...kindly give me your reviews on the same.
     9. interj. (Internet slang) Indicates the speaker's strong approval or agreement with the previous material.
     10. adv. (obsolete, or UK dialectal) Together.
in just that same way
and at the same time holding back
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