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perhaps
     1. adv. Modifies a verb, indicating a lack of certainty.
           Perhaps John will come over for dinner.
     2. adv. (rare) By chance.
     3. n. An uncertainty.
who had perhaps turned to it to try and quiet herself
he began to think that perhaps he had been a shade too self-confident and abrupt
As
     1. n. plural of A
           She went from getting Cs and Ds to earning straight As.
     2. adv. To such an extent or degree.
           You’re not as tall as I am.
           It's not as well made, but it's twice as expensive.
     3. adv. In the manner or role specified.
           The kidnappers released him as agreed.
           The parties were seen as agreeing on a range of issues.
           He was never seen as the boss, but rather as a friend.
     4. adv. (dated) For example (compare such as).
     5. conj. In the same way that; according to what.
           Do as I say!
           I'm under a lot of pressure, as you know.
           As you wish, my lord!
     6. conj. At the same instant that; when.
           As I came in, she flew.
     7. conj. At the same time that; while.
           He sleeps as the rain falls.
     8. conj. Varying through time in the same proportion that.
           As my fear grew, so did my legs become heavy.
     9. conj. Being that, considering that, because, since.
           As it’s too late, I quit.
     10. conj. Introducing a basis of comparison, after as, so, or a comparison of equality.
           She's twice as strong as I was two years ago.
           It's not so complicated as I expected.
     11. conj. (dated) Introducing a comparison with a hypothetical state (+ subjunctive); ‘as though’, ‘as if’.
     12. conj. Introducing a comparison with a hypothetical state with the verb elided; as if, as though.
     13. conj. (now England, US, regional) Functioning as a relative conjunction; that.
     14. conj. Expressing concession; though.
     15. conj. (obsolete, rare) Than.
     16. prep. Introducing a basis of comparison, with an object in the objective case.
           You are not as tall as me.
           They're big as houses.
     17. prep. In the role of.
           What is your opinion as a parent?
     18. n. (unit of weight) A libra.
     19. n. Any of several coins of Rome, coined in bronze or later copper; or the equivalent value.
     20. n. plural of a
well
     1. adv. (manner) Accurately, competently, satisfactorily.
           He does his job well.
     2. adv. (manner) Completely, fully.
           a well done steak
           We’re well beat now.
     3. adv. (degree) To a significant degree.
           That author is well known.
     4. adv. (degree, British, slang) Very (as a general-purpose intensifier).
     5. adv. In a desirable manner; so as one could wish; satisfactorily; favourably; advantageously.
     6. adj. In good health.
           I had been sick, but now I'm well.
     7. adj. (hypercorrect) Good, content.
           “How are you?” — “I'm well, thank you!”
     8. interj. Used to acknowledge a statement or situation.
           “The car is broken.” “Well, we could walk to the movies instead.”
           “I didn't like the music.” “Well, I thought it was good.”
           “I forgot to pack the tent! Well, I guess we're sleeping under the stars tonight.”
     9. interj. An exclamation of surprise, often doubled or tripled.
           Well, well, well, what do we have here?
     10. interj. An exclamation of indignance.
           Well! There was no need to say that in front of my mother!
     11. interj. Used in speech to express the overcoming of reluctance to say something.
           It was a bit... well... too loud.
     12. interj. Used in speech to fill gaps; filled pause.
           “So what have you been doing?” “Well, we went for a picnic, and then it started raining so we came home early.”
     13. interj. (Hiberno-English) Used as a greeting
           Well lads. How's things?
     14. n. A hole sunk into the ground as a source of water, oil, natural gas or other fluids.
     15. n. A place where a liquid such as water surfaces naturally; a spring.
     16. n. A small depression suitable for holding liquid or other objects.
           Make a well in the dough mixture and pour in the milk.
     17. n. (figurative) A source of supply.
     18. n. (nautical) A vertical, cylindrical trunk in a ship, reaching down to the lowest part of the hull, through which the bilge pumps operate.
     19. n. (nautical) The cockpit of a sailboat.
     20. n. (nautical) A compartment in the middle of the hold of a fishing vessel, made tight at the sides, but having holes perforated in the bottom to let in water to keep fish alive while they are transported
     21. n. (nautical) A vertical passage in the stern into which an auxiliary screw propeller may be drawn up out of the water.
     22. n. (military) A hole or excavation in the earth, in mining, from which run branches or galleries.
     23. n. (architecture) An opening through the floors of a building, as for a staircase or an elevator; a wellhole.
     24. n. The open space between the bench and the counsel tables in a courtroom.
     25. n. (metalworking) The lower part of a furnace, into which the metal falls.
     26. n. A well drink.
           They're having a special tonight: $1 wells.
     27. n. (video games) The playfield of Tetris and similar video games, into which the blocks fall.
     28. n. (biology) In a microtiter plate, each of the small equal circular or square sections which serve as test tubes.
     29. v. (intransitive) To issue forth, as water from the earth; to flow; to spring.
     30. v. (intransitive) To have something seep out of the surface.
           Her eyes welled with tears.
well
oh, well
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. n. One who is neither a he nor a she; a creature; a dehumanized being.
     10. 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…
     11. n. (British) The game of tag.
           Let's play it at breaktime.
     12. n. Sex appeal, especially that which goes beyond beauty.
     13. n. (euphemism) Sexual activity.
           caught them doing it
     14. adj. (colloquial) Most fashionable.
as it is
'is it?'
might
     1. n. Power, strength, force or influence held by a person or group.
     2. n. Physical strength or force.
           He pushed with all his might, but still it would not move.
     3. v. (auxiliary) Used to indicate conditional or possible actions.
           I might go to the party, but I haven't decided yet.
     4. v. (auxiliary) simple past tense of may Used to indicate permission in past tense.
           He asked me if he might go to the party, but I haven't decided yet.
     5. v. (auxiliary) simple past tense of may Used to indicate possibility in past tense.
           I thought that I might go the next day.
     6. v. Used to indicate a desired past action that was not done.
           Hey man, you might have warned me about the thunderstorm
it might ruin me
I thought I might
give
     1. v. (ditransitive) To move, shift, provide something abstract or concrete to someone or something or somewhere.
     2. v.          To transfer one's possession or holding of (something) to (someone).
                   I gave him my coat.
                   I gave my coat to the beggar.
                   When they asked, I gave my coat.
     3. v.          To make a present or gift of.
                   I'm going to give my wife a necklace for her birthday.
                   She gave a pair of shoes to her husband for their anniversary.
                   He gives of his energies to the organization.
     4. v.          To pledge.
                   I gave him my word that I'd protect his children.
     5. v.          To provide (something) to (someone), to allow or afford.
                   I gave them permission to miss tomorrow's class.
                   Please give me some more time.
     6. v.          To cause (a sensation or feeling) to exist in.
                   It gives me a lot of pleasure to be here tonight.
                   The fence gave me an electric shock.
                   My mother-in-law gives me nothing but grief.
     7. v.          To carry out (a physical interaction) with (something).
                   I want to give you a kiss.
                   She gave him a hug.
                   I'd like to give the tire a kick.
                   I gave the boy a push on the swing.
                   She gave me a wink afterwards, so I knew she was joking.
     8. v.          To pass (something) into (someone's) hand or the like.
                   Give me your hand.
                   On entering the house, he gave his coat to the doorman.
     9. v.          To cause (a disease or condition) in, or to transmit (a disease or condition) to.
                   My boyfriend gave me chlamydia.
                   He was convinced that it was his alcoholism that gave him cancer.
     10. v. (ditransitive) To estimate or predict (a duration or probability) for (something).
           I give it ten minutes before he gives up.
           I give it a 95% chance of success.
           I'll give their marriage six months.
     11. v. (intransitive) To yield slightly when a force is applied.
     12. v. (intransitive) To collapse under pressure or force.
           One pillar gave, then more, and suddenly the whole floor pancaked onto the floor below.
     13. v. To provide, as, a service or a broadcast.
           They're giving my favorite show!
     14. v. (intransitive) To lead (onto or into).
           The master bedroom gives onto a spacious balcony.
     15. v. (transitive, dated) To provide a view of.
           His window gave the park.
     16. v. To exhibit as a product or result; to produce; to yield.
           The number of men, divided by the number of ships, gives four hundred to each ship.
     17. v. To cause; to make; used with the infinitive.
     18. v. To cause (someone) to have; produce in (someone); effectuate.
     19. v. To allow or admit by way of supposition; to concede.
           He can be bad-tempered, I'll give you that, but he's a hard worker.
     20. v. To attribute; to assign; to adjudge.
     21. v. To communicate or announce (advice, tidings, etc.); to pronounce or utter (an opinion, a judgment, a shout, etc.).
     22. v. (dated) To grant power or permission to; to allow.
     23. v. (reflexive) To devote or apply (oneself).
           The soldiers give themselves to plunder.
           That boy is given to fits of bad temper.
     24. v. To be going on, to be occurring
           What gives?
     25. n. The amount of bending that something undergoes when a force is applied to it; a tendency to yield under pressure; resilence.
           This chair doesn't have much give.
           There is no give in his dogmatic religious beliefs.
when I give these little parties
our
     1. det. Belonging to us.
     2. det. Of, from, or belonging to the nation, region, or language of the speaker.
     3. det. (Northern England, Scotland) Used before a person's name to indicate that the person is in one's family, or is a very close friend.
           I'm going to see our Terry for tea.
     4. v. misspelling of are
our taking up our time with little things
our taking up our time with little things
leaders
     1. n. plural of leader
     2. n. the two front horses of a team of four in front of a carriage
     leader
          1. n. any person that leads or directs
          2. n.          one who goes first
                        Follow the leader.
          3. n.          one having authority to direct
                        We elected her team leader.
          4. n.          one who leads a political party or group of elected party members; sometimes used in titles
                         Leader of the House of Commons
                         Senate Majority Leader
          5. n.          a person or organization that leads in a certain field in terms of excellence, success, etc.
                        The company is the leader in home remodeling in the county.
          6. n.          (music) a performer who leads a band, choir, or a section of an orchestra
          7. n.          (music, UK) the first violin in a symphony orchestra; the concertmaster
          8. n. an animal that leads
          9. n.          the dominant animal in a pack of animals, such as wolves or lions
          10. n.          an animal placed in advance of others, especially on a team of horse, oxen, or dogs
          11. n. someone or something that leads or conducts
          12. n.          (botany) a fast-growing terminal shoot of a woody plant
          13. n.          a pipe for conducting rain water from a roof to a cistern or to the ground
          14. n.          (UK) the first, or the principal, editorial article in a newspaper; a leading or main editorial article; a lead story
          15. n.          (fishing) a section of line between the main fishing line and the snell of a hook, intended to be more resistant to bites and harder for a fish to dete
          16. n.          a piece of material at the beginning or end of a reel or roll to allow the material to be threaded or fed onto something, as a reel of film onto a proj
          17. n.          (marketing) a loss leader or a popular product sold at a normal price
          18. n.          (printing) a type having a dot or short row of dots upon its face
          19. n.          (printing, in the plural) a row of dots, periods, or hyphens, used in tables of contents, etc., to lead the eye across a space to the right word or num
          20. n.          (fishing) a net for leading fish into a pound, weir, etc.
          21. n.          (mining) a branch or small vein, not important in itself, but indicating the proximity of a better one
          22. n.          (nautical) a block of hard wood pierced with suitable holes for leading ropes in their proper places
          23. n.          (engineering) the drive wheel in any kind of machinery
          24. n.          (meteorology) the path taken by electrons from a cloud to ground level, determining the shape of a bolt of lightning
Pause
     1. n. A button whose functions are pausing and resuming something, such as a DVD player, a video game or a computer.
     2. v. (intransitive) To take a temporary rest, take a break for a short period after an effort.
     3. v. (intransitive) To interrupt an activity and wait.
           When telling the scary story, he paused for effect.
     4. v. (intransitive) To hesitate; to hold back; to delay.
     5. v. To halt the play or playback of, temporarily, so that it can be resumed from the same point.
           to pause a song, a video, or a computer game
     6. n. A temporary stop or rest; an intermission of action; interruption; suspension; cessation.
     7. n. A short time for relaxing and doing something else.
     8. n. Hesitation; suspense; doubt.
     9. n. In writing and printing, a mark indicating the place and nature of an arrest of voice in reading; a punctuation mark.
           Teach the pupil to mind the pauses.
     10. n. A break or paragraph in writing.
     11. n. (music) A sign indicating continuance of a note or rest.
     12. n. (as direct object) take pause: hesitate; give pause: cause to hesitate
As
     1. n. plural of A
           She went from getting Cs and Ds to earning straight As.
     2. adv. To such an extent or degree.
           You’re not as tall as I am.
           It's not as well made, but it's twice as expensive.
     3. adv. In the manner or role specified.
           The kidnappers released him as agreed.
           The parties were seen as agreeing on a range of issues.
           He was never seen as the boss, but rather as a friend.
     4. adv. (dated) For example (compare such as).
     5. conj. In the same way that; according to what.
           Do as I say!
           I'm under a lot of pressure, as you know.
           As you wish, my lord!
     6. conj. At the same instant that; when.
           As I came in, she flew.
     7. conj. At the same time that; while.
           He sleeps as the rain falls.
     8. conj. Varying through time in the same proportion that.
           As my fear grew, so did my legs become heavy.
     9. conj. Being that, considering that, because, since.
           As it’s too late, I quit.
     10. conj. Introducing a basis of comparison, after as, so, or a comparison of equality.
           She's twice as strong as I was two years ago.
           It's not so complicated as I expected.
     11. conj. (dated) Introducing a comparison with a hypothetical state (+ subjunctive); ‘as though’, ‘as if’.
     12. conj. Introducing a comparison with a hypothetical state with the verb elided; as if, as though.
     13. conj. (now England, US, regional) Functioning as a relative conjunction; that.
     14. conj. Expressing concession; though.
     15. conj. (obsolete, rare) Than.
     16. prep. Introducing a basis of comparison, with an object in the objective case.
           You are not as tall as me.
           They're big as houses.
     17. prep. In the role of.
           What is your opinion as a parent?
     18. n. (unit of weight) A libra.
     19. n. Any of several coins of Rome, coined in bronze or later copper; or the equivalent value.
     20. n. plural of a
they
     1. pron. (the third-person plural) A group of people, animals, plants or objects previously mentioned.
           Fred and Jane? They just arrived.   Dogs may bark if they want to be fed.   Plants wilt if they are not watered.
           I have a car and a truck, but they are both broken.
     2. pron. (the third-person singular, sometimes proscribed) A single person, previously mentioned, especially if of unknown or non-binary gender, but not if previously named and identified as male or female.
     3. pron. (indefinite pronoun, vague meaning) People; some people; people in general; someone, excluding the speaker.
           They say it’s a good place to live.
           They didn’t have computers in the old days.
           They should do something about this.
           They have a lot of snow in winter.
     4. det. (now Southern England dialect, or nonstandard) The, those.
     5. det. (US dialects including AAVE) Their.
     6. pron. (US dialectal) There (especially as an expletive subject of be).
they tell me
as they met his
prepare
     1. v. To make ready for a specific future purpose; to set up; to assemble.
           We prepared the spacecraft for takeoff.
     2. v. To make ready for eating or drinking; to cook.
           We prepared a fish for dinner.
     3. v. (intransitive) To make oneself ready; to get ready, make preparation.
           We prepared for a bumpy ride.
     4. v. To produce or make by combining elements; to synthesize, compound.
           She prepared a meal from what was left in the cupboards.
Us
     1. n. plural of U
     2. pron. (personal) Me and at least one other person; the objective case of we.
     3. pron. (colloquial) Me.
           Give us a look at your paper.
           Give us your wallet!
     4. pron. (Northern England) Our.
           We'll have to throw us food out.
     5. det. The speakers/writers, or the speaker/writer and at least one other person.
           It's not good enough for us teachers.
     6. n. plural of u
again
     1. adv. Another time; once more.
     2. adv. Over and above a factor of one.
     3. adv. Used metalinguistically, with the repetition being in the discussion, or in the linguistic or pragmatic context of the discussion, rather than in the subject of discussion.
           Great, thanks again!
     4. adv.          Tell me again, say again; used in asking a question to which one may have already received an answer that one cannot remember.
                   What's that called again?
     5. adv.          I ask again, I say again; used in repeating a question or statement.
                   Again, I'm not criticizing, I just want to understand.
     6. adv.          Here too, here also, in this case as well; used in applying a previously made point to a new instance; sometimes preceded by "here".
                   Approach B is better than approach A in many respects, but again, there are difficulties in implementing it.
           Bring us word again.
     7. adv. Back (to a former place or state).
           We need to bring the old customs to life again.
           The South will rise again.
     8. adv. Moreover; besides; further.
     9. prep. (obsolete or dialectal) Against.
again
but here again
for
     1. conj. (dated) Because.
     2. prep. Towards.
           The astronauts headed for the moon.
     3. prep. Directed at, intended to belong to.
           I have something for you.
     4. prep. In honor of, or directed towards the celebration or event of.
           We're having a birthday party for Janet.
           The cake is for Tom and Helen's anniversary.
           The mayor gave a speech for the charity gala.
     5. prep. Supporting.
           All those for the motion raise your hands.
     6. prep. Because of.
           He wouldn't apologize; and just for that, she refused to help him.
           (UK usage) He looks better for having lost weight.
           She was the worse for drink.
     7. prep. Over a period of time.
           I've lived here for three years.
           They fought for days over a silly pencil.
     8. prep. Throughout an extent of space.
     9. prep. On behalf of.
           I will stand in for him.
     10. prep. Instead of, or in place of.
     11. prep. In order to obtain or acquire.
           I am aiming for completion by the end of business Thursday.
           He's going for his doctorate.
           Do you want to go for coffee?
           People all over Greece looked to Delphi for answers.
           Can you go to the store for some eggs?
           I'm saving up for a car.
           Don't wait for an answer.
           What did he ask you for?
     12. prep. In the direction of: marks a point one is going toward.
           Run for the hills!
           He was headed for the door when he remembered.
     13. prep. By the standards of, usually with the implication of those standards being lower than one might otherwise expect.
           Fair for its day.
           She's spry for an old lady.
     14. prep. Despite, in spite of.
     15. prep. Used to indicate the subject of a to-infinitive.
           For that to happen now is incredibly unlikely. (=It is incredibly unlikely that that will happen now.)
           All I want is for you to be happy. (=All I want is that you be happy.)
     16. prep. (chiefly US) Out of; used to indicate a fraction, a ratio
           In term of base hits, Jones was three for four on the day
     17. prep. (cricket) Used as part of a score to indicate the number of wickets that have fallen.
           At close of play, England were 305 for 3.
     18. prep. To be, or as being.
     19. prep. Used to construe various verbs (see the entries for individual phrasal verbs).
for a moment
for that matter
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 or 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 with.
           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.
used the ashtray
said the county attorney
role
     1. n. A character or part played by a performer or actor.
           My neighbor was the lead role in last year's village play.
           Her dream was to get a role in a Hollywood movie, no matter how small.
     2. n. The expected behaviour of an individual in a society.
           The role of women has changed significantly in the last century.
     3. n. The function or position of something.
           Local volunteers played an important role in cleaning the beach after the oil spill.
           What rôle does the wax in your earhole fulfill?
     4. n. Designation that denotes an associated set of responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and attitudes
           The project manager role is responsible for ensuring that everyone on the team knows and executes his or her assigned tasks.
     5. n. (grammar): The function of a word in a phrase.
     6. n. (historical) An ancient unit of quantity, 72 sheets of parchment.
of
     1. prep. Expressing distance or motion.
     2. prep.          (obsolete except in phrases) Since, from (a given time, earlier state etc.).
     3. prep.          From, away from (a position, number, distance etc.).
                    There are no shops within twenty miles of the cottage.
     4. prep.          (North America, Scotland, Ireland) Before (the hour); to.
                    What's the time? / Nearly a quarter of three.
     5. prep. Expressing separation.
     6. 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.
     7. prep.          (Indicating removal, absence or separation, with resulting state indicated by an adjective.)
                    He seemed devoid of human feelings.
     8. prep. Expressing origin.
     9. prep.          (Indicating an ancestral source or origin of descent.)
                    The word is believed to be of Japanese origin.
     10. 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.
     11. prep.          (following an intransitive verb) (Indicates the source or cause of the verb.)
                    It is said that she died of a broken heart.
     12. prep.          (following an adjective) (Indicates the subject or cause of the adjective.)
                    I am tired of all this nonsense.
     13. prep. Expressing agency.
     14. prep.          (following a passive verb) (Indicates the agent (for most verbs, now usually expressed with by).)
                    I am not particularly enamoured of this idea.
     15. 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.
     16. 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.
     17. prep. Expressing composition, substance.
     18. prep.          (after a verb expressing construction, making etc.) (Used to indicate the material or substance used.)
                    Many 'corks' are now actually made of plastic.
     19. prep.          (directly following a noun) (Used to indicate the material of the just-mentioned object.)
                    She wore a dress of silk.
     20. prep.          (Indicating the composition of a given collective or quantitative noun.)
                    What a lot of nonsense!
     21. prep.          (Used to link a given class of things with a specific example of that class.)
                   Welcome to the historic town of Harwich.
     22. 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.
     23. prep. Introducing subject matter.
     24. 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.
     25. 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.
     26. prep.          (following an adjective) (Introduces its subject matter.)
                    This behaviour is typical of teenagers.
     27. prep. Having partitive effect.
     28. 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.
     29. prep.          (following a noun) (Indicates a given part.)
     30. 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.
     31. 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.
     32. prep. Expressing possession.
     33. 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.
     34. prep.          Belonging to (a place) through having title, ownership or control over it.
                    The owner of the nightclub was arrested.
     35. 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.
     36. prep. Forming the "objective genitive".
     37. prep.          (Follows an agent noun, verbal noun or noun of action.)
                    She had a profound distrust of the police.
     38. prep. Expressing qualities or characteristics.
     39. 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.
     40. prep.          (Indicates a quality or characteristic); "characterized by".
                    Pooh was said to be a bear of very little brain.
     41. prep.          (Indicates quantity, age, price, etc.)
                    We have been paying interest at a rate of 10%.
     42. 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.
     43. prep. Expressing a point in time.
     44. 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.
     45. prep.          (UK dialectal, chiefly in negative constructions) For (a given length of time).
                    I've not tekken her out of a goodly long while.
     46. prep.          (after a noun) (Indicates duration of a state, activity etc.)
                    After a delay of three hours, the plane finally took off.
     47. v. (usually in modal perfect constructions) (eye dialect of have) or ’ve, chiefly in depictions of colloquial speech.
come to think of it
a strip of faded carpet
righteous
     1. adj. Free from sin or guilt.
     2. adj. Moral and virtuous, to the point of sanctimonious.
           Human beings should take a righteous path, and so should art. We should promote kindness and beauty through art.
     3. adj. Justified morally.
           righteous rage
     4. adj. (slang) Awesome; great.
     5. v. To make righteous; specifically, to justify religiously, to absolve from sin.
aggressor
     1. n. The person or country that first attacks or makes an aggression; that begins hostility or a quarrel; an assailant.
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