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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.
and the one woman
for one brief moment
Who
     1. pron. honoraltcaps, who
     2. pron. (interrogative) What person or people; which person or people; (asks for the identity of someone). (used in a direct or indirect question)
           Who is that? (direct question)
           I don't know who it is. (indirect question)
     3. pron. (interrogative) What is one's position; (asks whether someone deserves to say or do something).
           I don't like what you did, but who am I to criticize you? I've done worse.
     4. pron. (relative) The person or people that.
           It was a nice man who helped us.
     5. pron. (relative, archaic) Whoever, he who, they who.
     6. n. A person under discussion; a question of which person.
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?
narrow
     1. adj. Having a small width; not wide; having opposite edges or sides that are close, especially by comparison to length or depth.
           a narrow hallway
     2. adj. Of little extent; very limited; circumscribed.
     3. adj. (figuratively) Restrictive; without flexibility or latitude.
           a narrow interpretation
     4. adj. Contracted; of limited scope; bigoted
           a narrow mind
           narrow views
     5. adj. Having a small margin or degree.
           a narrow escape
           The Republicans won by a narrow majority.
     6. adj. (dated) Limited as to means; straitened
           narrow circumstances
     7. adj. Parsimonious; niggardly; covetous; selfish.
     8. adj. Scrutinizing in detail; close; accurate; exact.
     9. adj. (phonetics) Formed (as a vowel) by a close position of some part of the tongue in relation to the palate; or (according to Bell) by a tense condition of the pharynx; distinguished from wide.
     10. v. To reduce in width or extent; to contract.
           We need to narrow the search.
     11. v. (intransitive) To get narrower.
           The road narrows.
     12. v. (of a person or eyes) To partially lower one's eyelids in a way usually taken to suggest a defensive, aggressive or penetrating look.
           He stepped in front of me, narrowing his eyes to slits.
           She wagged her finger in his face, and her eyes narrowed.
     13. v. (knitting) To contract the size of, as a stocking, by taking two stitches into one.
     14. n. (chiefly in the plural) A narrow passage, especially a contracted part of a stream, lake, or sea; a strait connecting two bodies of water.
           the Narrows of New York harbor
mindedly
     1. adv. (in combination) In the specified minded manner
devoted
     1. v. simple past tense and past participle of devote
     2. adj. Vowed; dedicated; consecrated.
     3. adj. Strongly emotionally attached; very fond of someone or something.
           Bob and Sara are devoted to their children.
     4. adj. Zealous; characterized by devotion.
     5. adj. (obsolete) Cursed; doomed.
     devote
          1. v. To give one's time, focus one's efforts, commit oneself, etc. entirely for, on, or to a certain matter.
                They devoted their lives to following Jesus Christ.
                I devoted this afternoon to repainting my study, and nothing will get in my way.
          2. v. To consign over; to doom.
                to devote one to destruction
                The city was devoted to the flames.
          3. v. To execrate; to curse.
          4. adj. (obsolete) Devoted; addicted; devout.
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
I had to accept
as if to make it plain
their
     1. det. Belonging to, from, of, or relating to, them (plural).
           they will meet tomorrow at their convenience;  this is probably their cat
     2. det. Belonging to someone (one person, singular).
     3. adv. misspelling of there
     4. contraction. misspelling of they’re
their own rope
again their eyes met
own
     1. v. To have rightful possession of (property, goods or capital); to have legal title to.
           I own this car.
     2. v. To have recognized political sovereignty over a place, territory, as distinct from the ordinary connotation of property ownership.
           The United States owns Point Roberts by the terms of the Treaty of Oregon.
     3. v. To defeat or embarrass; to overwhelm.
           I will own my enemies.
           If he wins, he will own you.
     4. v. To virtually or figuratively enslave.
     5. v. (online gaming, slang) To defeat, dominate, or be above, also spelled pwn.
     6. v. (transitive, computing, slang) To illicitly obtain superuser or root access to a computer system, thereby having access to all of the user files on that system; pwn.
     7. adj. Belonging to; possessed; proper to. Often marks a possessive determiner as reflexive, referring back to the subject of the clause or sentence.
           They went that way, but we need to find our own.
     8. adj. (obsolete) Peculiar, domestic.
     9. adj. (obsolete) Not foreign.
     10. v. (transitive, obsolete) To grant; give.
     11. v. (intransitive) To admit, concede, grant, allow, acknowledge, confess; not to deny.
     12. v. To admit; concede; acknowledge.
     13. v. To answer to.
     14. v. To recognise; acknowledge.
           to own one as a son
     15. v. To claim as one's own.
     16. v. (intransitive, UK dialectal) To confess.
their own rope
I opened it with my own key
ideas
     1. n. plural of idea
     idea
          1. n. (philosophy) An abstract archetype of a given thing, compared to which real-life examples are seen as imperfect approximations; pure essence, as opposed to actual examples.
          2. n. (obsolete) The conception of someone or something as representing a perfect example; an ideal.
          3. n. (obsolete) The form or shape of something; a quintessential aspect or characteristic.
          4. n. An image of an object that is formed in the mind or recalled by the memory.
                The mere idea of you is enough to excite me.
          5. n. More generally, any result of mental activity; a thought, a notion; a way of thinking.
          6. n. A conception in the mind of something to be done; a plan for doing something, an intention.
                I have an idea of how we might escape.
          7. n. A purposeful aim or goal; intent
                If you keep sweet-talking her like that, you're going to talk her right out of her pants.
                Yeah, that's the idea.
          8. n. A vague or fanciful notion; a feeling or hunch; an impression.
                He had the wild idea that if he leant forward a little, he might be able to touch the mountain-top.
          9. n. (music) A musical theme or melodic subject.
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 why was that
and paid his debts
groups
     1. n. plural of group
     2. v. third-person singular present indicative of group
     group
          1. n. A number of things or persons being in some relation to one another.
                there is a group of houses behind the hill;  he left town to join a Communist group
                A group of people gathered in front of the Parliament to demonstrate against the Prime Minister's proposals.
          2. n. (group theory) A set with an associative binary operation, under which there exists an identity element, and such that each element has an inverse.
          3. n. (geometry, archaic) An effective divisor on a curve.
          4. n. A (usually small) group of people who perform music together.
                Did you see the new jazz group?
          5. n. (astronomy) A small number (up to about fifty) of galaxies that are near each other.
          6. n. (chemistry) A column in the periodic table of chemical elements.
          7. n. (chemistry) A functional group.
                Nitro is an electron-withdrawing group.
          8. n. (sociology) A subset of a culture or of a society.
          9. n. (military) An air force formation.
          10. n. (geology) A collection of formations or rock strata.
          11. n. (computing) A number of users with same rights with respect to accession, modification, and execution of files, computers and peripherals.
          12. n. An element of an espresso machine from which hot water pours into the portafilter.
          13. n. (music) A number of eighth, sixteenth, etc., notes joined at the stems; sometimes rather indefinitely applied to any ornament made up of a few short notes.
          14. n. (sports) A set of teams playing each other in the same division, while not during the same period playing any teams that belong to other sets in the division.
          15. n. (business) A commercial organization.
          16. v. To put together to form a group.
                group the dogs by hair colour
          17. v. (intransitive) To come together to form a group.
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 his eyes
and not finished
intolerant
     1. adj. Unable or indisposed to tolerate, endure or bear.
           I am lactose-intolerant, so I can't drink milk.
     2. adj. Not tolerant; close-minded about new or different ideas; indisposed to tolerate contrary opinions or beliefs; impatient of dissent or opposition; denying or refusing the right of private opinion or ch
     3. n. One who is intolerant; a bigot.
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.
of growing horror
in spite of all this
people
     1. n. Used as plural of person; a body of human beings considered generally or collectively; a group of two or more persons.
           Why do so many people commit suicide?
     2. n. Persons forming or belonging to a particular group, such as a nation, class, ethnic group, country, family, etc; folk; a community.
     3. n. A group of persons regarded as being employees, followers, companions or subjects of a ruler.
     4. n. One's colleagues or employees.
     5. n. A person's ancestors, relatives or family.
           My people lived through the Black Plague and the Thirty Years War.
     6. n. The mass of a community as distinguished from a special class (elite); the commonalty; the populace; the vulgar; the common crowd; the citizens.
     7. n. plural of person.
     8. v. To stock with people or inhabitants; to fill as with people; to populate.
     9. v. (intransitive) To become populous or populated.
     10. v. To inhabit; to occupy; to populate.
but now two people were standing just inside the door
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
was a crate of bananas
differing
     1. v. present participle of differ
     2. n. difference
     3. adj. unlike or dissimilar
     differ
          1. v. (intransitive) Not to have the same traits or characteristics.
          2. v. (intransitive, people, groups, etc.) To have diverging opinions, disagree.
ideas
     1. n. plural of idea
     idea
          1. n. (philosophy) An abstract archetype of a given thing, compared to which real-life examples are seen as imperfect approximations; pure essence, as opposed to actual examples.
          2. n. (obsolete) The conception of someone or something as representing a perfect example; an ideal.
          3. n. (obsolete) The form or shape of something; a quintessential aspect or characteristic.
          4. n. An image of an object that is formed in the mind or recalled by the memory.
                The mere idea of you is enough to excite me.
          5. n. More generally, any result of mental activity; a thought, a notion; a way of thinking.
          6. n. A conception in the mind of something to be done; a plan for doing something, an intention.
                I have an idea of how we might escape.
          7. n. A purposeful aim or goal; intent
                If you keep sweet-talking her like that, you're going to talk her right out of her pants.
                Yeah, that's the idea.
          8. n. A vague or fanciful notion; a feeling or hunch; an impression.
                He had the wild idea that if he leant forward a little, he might be able to touch the mountain-top.
          9. n. (music) A musical theme or melodic subject.
races
     1. n. plural of race
     2. v. third-person singular present indicative of race
     race
          1. n. A contest between people, animals, vehicles, etc. where the goal is to be the first to reach some objective. Example: Several horses run in a horse race, and the first one to reach the finishing post
                The race around the park was won by Johnny, who ran faster than the others.
                We had a race to see who could finish the book the quickest.
          2. n. Swift progress; rapid motion; an instance of moving or driving at high speed.
          3. n. (computing) A race condition.
          4. n. A progressive movement toward a goal.
                the race to cure cancer-->
          5. n. A fast-moving current of water, such as that which powers a mill wheel.
          6. n. A water channel, esp. one built to lead water to or from a point where it is utilised.
          7. n. Competitive action of any kind, especially when prolonged; hence, career; course of life.
          8. n. The bushings of a rolling element bearing which contacts the rolling elements.
          9. v. (intransitive) To take part in a race (in the sense of a contest).
                The drivers were racing around the track.
          10. v. To compete against in such a race.
                I raced him to the car, but he was there first, so he got to ride shotgun.
          11. v. (intransitive) To move or drive at high speed.
                As soon as it was time to go home, he raced for the door.
                Her heart was racing as she peered into the dimly lit room.
          12. v. (intransitive) Of a motor, to run rapidly when not engaged to a transmission.
          13. n. A group of sentient beings, particularly people, distinguished by common ancestry, heritage or characteristics:
          14. n.          A large group of people distinguished from others on the basis of a common heritage (compare ethnic group). See Wikipedia's article on historical defin
          15. n.          A large group of people distinguished from others on the basis of common physical characteristics, such as skin color or hair type.
                         Race was a significant issue during apartheid in South Africa.
                         The Native Americans colonized the New World in several waves from Asia, and thus they are considered part of the same Mongoloid race.
          16. n.          A large group of sentient beings distinguished from others on the basis of a common heritage (compare species, subspecies).
                         A treaty was concluded between the race of elves and the race of men.
          17. n.          A group of people distinguished from others on the basis of shared social characteristics.
          18. n. (taxonomy) A population geographically separated from others of its species that develops significantly different characteristics; an informal term for a subspecies.
          19. n. A breed or strain of domesticated animal.
          20. n. (figuratively) A category or species of something that has emerged or evolved from an older one (with an implied parallel to animal breeding or evolutionary science).
                The advent of the Internet has brought about a new race of entrepreneur.
                Recent developments in artificial intelligence has brought about a new race of robots that can perform household chores without supervision.
          21. n. (obsolete) Peculiar flavour, taste, or strength, as of wine; that quality, or assemblage of qualities, which indicates origin or kind, as in wine; hence, characteristic flavour.
          22. n. (obsolete) Characteristic quality or disposition.
          23. n. A rhizome or root, especially of ginger.
          24. v. obsolete form of raze
genders
     1. n. plural of gender
     2. v. third-person singular present indicative of gender
     gender
          1. n. Grammatical gender.
          2. n.          (grammar) A division of nouns and pronouns (and sometimes of other parts of speech) into masculine or feminine, and sometimes other categories like neu
          3. n.          (grammar) Any division of nouns and pronouns (and sometimes of other parts of speech), such as masculine / feminine / neuter, or animate / inanimate.
          4. n.          (grammar) (synonym of voice, , particular way of inflecting or conjugating verbs)
          5. n. (obsolete) Class; kind.
          6. n. (now sometimes proscribed) Sex (a category such as "male" or "female" into which sexually-reproducing organisms are divided on the basis of their reproductive roles in their species).
                the gene is activated in both genders
                The effect of the medication is dependent upon age, gender, and other factors.
          7. n. (sociology) Identification as a man, a woman or something else, and association with a (social) role or set of behavioral and cultural traits, clothing, etc; a category to which a person belongs on th
          8. n. (hardware) The quality which distinguishes connectors, which may be male (fitting into another connector) and female (having another connector fit into it), or genderless/androgynous (capable of fitti
          9. v. (sociology) To assign a gender to (a person); to perceive as having a gender; to address using terms (pronouns, nouns, adjectives...) that express a certain gender.
          10. v. (sociology) To perceive (a thing) as having characteristics associated with a certain gender, or as having been authored by someone of a certain gender.
          11. v. (archaic) To engender.
          12. v. (archaic, or obsolete) To breed.
religions
     1. n. plural of religion
     2. v. third-person singular present indicative of religion
     religion
          1. n. The belief in a reality beyond what is perceptible by the senses, and the practices associated with this belief.
                My brother tends to value religion, but my sister not as much.
          2. n. A particular system of such belief, and the rituals and practices proper to it.
                Islam is a major religion in parts of Asia and Africa.
                Eckankar is a new religion but Zoroastrianism is an old religion.
          3. n. The way of life committed to by monks and nuns.
                The monk entered religion when he was 20 years of age.
          4. n. Any practice to which someone or some group is seriously devoted.
                At this point, Star Trek has really become a religion.
          5. n. (obsolete) Faithfulness to a given principle; conscientiousness.
          6. v. Engage in religious practice.
          7. v. Indoctrinate into a specific religion.
          8. v. To make sacred or symbolic; sanctify.
politics
     1. n. A methodology and activities associated with running a government, an organization, or a movement.
     2. n. The profession of conducting political affairs.
           He made a career out of politics.
     3. n. One's political stands and opinions.
           Their politics are clear from the bumper stickers on their cars.
     4. n. Political maneuvers or diplomacy between people, groups, or organizations, especially involving power, influence or conflict.
     5. v. third-person singular present indicative of politic
etc
     1. adv. alternative form of etc.
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