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     1. conj. Introducing a clause which is the subject or object of a verb (such as one involving reported speech), or which is a complement to a previous statement.
           He told me that the book is a good read.
           I believe that it is true. — She is convinced that he is British.
     2. conj. Introducing a subordinate clause expressing a reason or cause: because, in that.
           Be glad that you have enough to eat.
     3. conj. (now uncommon) Introducing a subordinate clause that expresses an aim, purpose or goal ("final"), and usually contains the auxiliaries may, might or should: so, so that.
     4. conj. Introducing — especially, but not exclusively, with an antecedent like so or such — a subordinate clause expressing a result, consequence or effect.
           The noise was so loud that she woke up.
           The problem was sufficiently important that it had to be addressed.
     5. conj. (archaic, or poetic) Introducing a premise or supposition for consideration: seeing as; inasmuch as; given that; as would appear from the fact that.
     6. conj. Introducing a subordinate clause modifying an adverb.
           Was John there? — Not that I saw.
           How often did she visit him? — Twice that I saw.
     7. conj. Introducing an exclamation expressing a desire or wish.
     8. conj. Introducing an exclamation expressing a strong emotion such as sadness or surprise.
     9. det. The (thing, person, idea, etc) indicated or understood from context, especially if more remote physically, temporally or mentally than one designated as "this", or if expressing distinction.
           That book is a good read. This one isn't.
           That battle was in 1450.
           That cat of yours is evil.
     10. pron. (demonstrative) The thing, person, idea, quality, event, action or time indicated or understood from context, especially if more remote geographically, temporally or mentally than one designated as "t
           He went home, and after that I never saw him again.
     11. pron. The known (thing); (used to refer to something just said).
           They're getting divorced. What do you think about that?
     12. pron. (demonstrative) The aforementioned quality; used together with a verb and pronoun to emphatically repeat a previous statement.
           The water is so cold! — That it is.
     13. pron. (relative) (plural that) Which, who; (representing a subject, direct object, indirect object, or object of a preposition).
           The CPR course that she took really came in handy.
           The house that he lived in was old and dilapidated.
     14. pron. (colloquial) (Used in place of relative adverbs such as where or when; often omitted.)
           the place that = where or to which I went last year
           the last time that = when I went to Europe
     15. adv. (degree) To a given extent or degree.
           "The ribbon was that thin." "I disagree, I say it was not that thin, it was thicker... or maybe thinner...".
     16. adv. (degree) To a great extent or degree; very, particularly (in negative constructions).
           I'm just not that sick.
           I did the run last year, and it wasn't that difficult.
     17. adv. (obsolete, outside, dialects) To such an extent; so. (in positive constructions).
           Ooh, I was that happy I nearly kissed her.
     18. n. (philosophy) Something being indicated that is there; one of those.
she hurried over that
the picture of that girl
     1. contraction. She had.
     2. contraction. She would.
          1. pron. (personal) The female person or animal previously mentioned or implied.
                I asked Mary, but she said that she didn’t know.
          2. pron. (personal, sometimes affectionate) A ship or boat.
                She could do forty knots in good weather.
                She is a beautiful boat, isn’t she?
          3. pron. (personal, affectionate) Another machine (besides a ship), such as a car.
                She only gets thirty miles to the gallon on the highway, but she’s durable.
          4. pron. (personal, dated) A country.
                She is a poor place, but has beautiful scenery and friendly people.
          5. pron. (personal) A person whose gender is unknown or irrelevant (used in a work, along with or in place of he, as an indefinite pronoun).
          6. n. A female.
                Pat is definitely a she.
          1. v. As a past-tense form of will.:
          2. v.          (obsolete) Wished, desired (something).
          3. v.          (archaic) Wanted to ( + bare infinitive).
          4. v.          Used to; was or were habitually accustomed to ( + bare infinitive); indicating an action in the past that happened repeatedly or commonly.
          5. v.          Used with bare infinitive to form the "anterior future", indicating a futurity relative to a past time.
          6. v.          (archaic) Used with ellipsis of the infinitive verb, or postponement to a relative clause, in various senses.
          7. v.          Was determined to; loosely, could naturally have been expected to (given the tendencies of someone's character etc.).
          8. v. As a modal verb, the subjunctive of will.:
          9. v.          Used to give a conditional or potential "softening" to the present; might, might wish.
          10. v.          Used as the auxiliary of the simple conditional modality (with a bare infinitive); indicating an action or state that is conditional on another.
          11. v.          (chiefly archaic) Might wish ( + verb in past subjunctive); often used in the first person (with or without that) in the sense of "if only".
          12. v.          Used to impart a sense of hesitancy or uncertainty to the present; might be inclined to. Now sometimes colloquially with ironic effect.
          13. v.          Used interrogatively to express a polite request; are (you) willing to …?
                        Would you pass the salt, please?
          14. v.          (chiefly archaic, transitive, or control verb) Might desire; wish (something).
          15. n. Something that would happen, or would be the case, under different circumstances; a potentiality.
          1. v. (rare, transitive) To wish, desire (something).
                Do what you will.
          2. v. (rare, intransitive) To wish or desire (that something happen); to intend (that).
          3. v. (auxiliary) To habitually do (a given action).
          4. v. (auxiliary) To choose to (do something), used to express intention but without any temporal connotations (+ bare infinitive).
          5. v. (auxiliary) Used to express the future tense, sometimes with some implication of volition when used in the first person. Compare shall.
          6. v. (auxiliary) To be able to, to have the capacity to.
                Unfortunately, only one of these gloves will actually fit over my hand.
          7. n. One's independent faculty of choice; the ability to be able to exercise one's choice or intention.
                Of course, man's will is often regulated by his reason.
          8. n. One's intention or decision; someone's orders or commands.
                Eventually I submitted to my parents' will.
          9. n. The act of choosing to do something; a person’s conscious intent or volition.
                Most creatures have a will to live.
          10. n. (law) A formal declaration of one's intent concerning the disposal of one's property and holdings after death; the legal document stating such wishes.
          11. n. (archaic) That which is desired; one's wish.
          12. n. (archaic) Desire, longing. (Now generally merged with later senses.)
                He felt a great will to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
          13. v. (archaic) To wish, desire.
          14. v. (transitive, intransitive) To instruct (that something be done) in one's will.
          15. v. To try to make (something) happen by using one's will (intention).
                All the fans were willing their team to win the game.
          16. v. To bequeath (something) to someone in one's will (legal document).
                He willed his stamp collection to the local museum.
     1. v. (intransitive) To shed tears; to weep.
           That sad movie always makes me cry.
     2. v. To utter loudly; to call out; to declare publicly.
     3. v. To shout, scream, yell.
     4. v. (intransitive) To utter inarticulate sounds, as animals do.
     5. v. To cause to do something, or bring to some state, by crying or weeping.
           Tonight I'll cry myself to sleep.
     6. v. To make oral and public proclamation of; to notify or advertise by outcry, especially things lost or found, goods to be sold, etc.
           to cry goods
     7. v. Hence, to publish the banns of, as for marriage.
     8. n. A shedding of tears; the act of crying.
           After we broke up, I retreated to my room for a good cry.
     9. n. A shout or scream.
           I heard a cry from afar.
     10. n. Words shouted or screamed.
           a battle cry
     11. n. (collectively) A group of hounds.
     12. n. (obsolete, derogatory) A pack or company of people.
     13. n. (of an animal) A typical sound made by the species in question.
           "Woof" is the cry of a dog, while "neigh" is the cry of a horse.
     14. n. A desperate or urgent request.
     15. n. (obsolete) Common report; gossip.
he uttered a cry of astonishment
a choking cry came from his lips
     1. pron. honoraltcaps, she
     2. n. An ethnic group in southern China.
     3. n. A language of the Hmong-Mien language family spoken by the She people.
     4. pron. (personal) The female person or animal previously mentioned or implied.
           I asked Mary, but she said that she didn’t know.
     5. pron. (personal, sometimes affectionate) A ship or boat.
           She could do forty knots in good weather.
           She is a beautiful boat, isn’t she?
     6. pron. (personal, affectionate) Another machine (besides a ship), such as a car.
           She only gets thirty miles to the gallon on the highway, but she’s durable.
     7. pron. (personal, dated) A country.
           She is a poor place, but has beautiful scenery and friendly people.
     8. pron. (personal) A person whose gender is unknown or irrelevant (used in a work, along with or in place of he, as an indefinite pronoun).
     9. n. A female.
           Pat is definitely a she.
     1. v. did not (negative auxiliaryArnold M. Zwicky and Geoffrey K. Pullum, , Language 59 (3), 1983, pp. 502-513)
you didn't like her
'I didn't wake up,'
          1. v. simple past tense of do
          1. v. (auxiliary) A syntactic marker
          2. v.          (auxiliary) A syntactic marker in a question whose main verb is not another auxiliary verb or be.
                        Do you go there often?
          3. v.          (auxiliary) A syntactic marker in negations with the indicative and imperative moods.
                        I do not go there often.
                        Do not listen to him.
          4. v.          (auxiliary) A syntactic marker for emphasis with the indicative, imperative, and subjunctive moods.
                        But I do go sometimes.
                        Do tell us.
                        It is important that he do come see me.
          5. v.          (pro-verb) A syntactic marker that refers back to an earlier verb and allows the speaker to avoid repeating the verb; not generally used with auxiliari
                        I play tennis; she does too.
                   #     They don't think it be like it is, but it do.
          6. v. To perform; to execute.
                All you ever do is surf the Internet. What will you do this afternoon?
          7. v. (obsolete) To cause, make (someone) (do something).
          8. v. (intransitive, transitive) To suffice.
                it’s not the best broom, but it will have to do;  this will do me, thanks.
          9. v. (intransitive) To be reasonable or acceptable.
                It simply will not do to have dozens of children running around such a quiet event.
          10. v. To have (as an effect).
                The fresh air did him some good.
          11. v. (intransitive) To fare, perform (well or poorly).
                Our relationship isn't doing very well;  how do you do?
          12. v. (transitive, chiefly in questions) To have as one's job.
                What does Bob do? — He's a plumber.
          13. v. To perform the tasks or actions associated with (something)
                "Don't forget to do your report" means something quite different depending on whether you're a student or a programmer.
          14. v. To cook.
                I'll just do some eggs.
          15. v. To travel in, to tour, to make a circuit of.
                Let’s do New York also.
          16. v. To treat in a certain way.
          17. v. To work for or on, by way of caring for, looking after, preparing, cleaning, keeping in order, etc.
          18. v. (intransitive, obsolete) To act or behave in a certain manner; to conduct oneself.
          19. v. (see also do time) To spend (time) in jail.
                I did five years for armed robbery.
          20. v. To impersonate or depict.
                They really laughed when he did Clinton, with a perfect accent and a leer.
          21. v. (transitive, slang) To kill.
          22. v. (transitive, slang) To deal with for good and all; to finish up; to undo; to ruin; to do for.
          23. v. (informal) To punish for a misdemeanor.
                He got done for speeding.
                Teacher'll do you for that!
          24. v. (transitive, slang) To have sex with. (See also do it)
          25. v. To cheat or swindle.
                That guy just did me out of two hundred bucks!
          26. v. To convert into a certain form; especially, to translate.
                the novel has just been done into English;  I'm going to do this play into a movie
          27. v. (transitive, intransitive) To finish.
                Aren't you done yet?
          28. v. (dated) To work as a domestic servant (with for).
          29. v. (archaic, dialectal, transitive, auxiliary) Used to form the present progressive of verbs.
          30. v. (stock exchange) To cash or to advance money for, as a bill or note.
          31. v. (informal, transitive) To make or provide.
                Do they do haircuts there?
                Could you do me a burger with mayonnaise instead of ketchup?
          32. v. (informal, transitive) To injure (one's own body part).
          33. v. To take drugs.
                I do cocaine.
          34. v. (transitive, in the form be doing somewhere) To exist with a purpose or for a reason.
                What's that car doing in our swimming pool? -
          35. n. (colloquial) A party, celebration, social function.
                We’re having a bit of a do on Saturday to celebrate my birthday.
          36. n. (informal) A hairdo.
                Nice do!
          37. n. Something that can or should be done (usually in the phrase dos and don'ts).
          38. n. (obsolete) A deed; an act.
          39. n. (archaic) Ado; bustle; stir; to-do; A period of confusion or argument.
          40. n. (obsolete, UK, slang) A cheat; a swindler.
          41. n. (obsolete, UK, slang) An act of swindling; a fraud or deception.
          42. n. (music) A syllable used in solfège to represent the first and eighth tonic of a major scale.
          43. adv. (rare) (abbreviation of ditto)
          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.
     1. n. An ethnic Even: a member of an indigenous people living in the Siberia and the Russian Far East.
     2. adj. Flat and level.
           Clear out those rocks. The surface must be even.
     3. adj. Without great variation.
           Despite her fear, she spoke in an even voice.
     4. adj. Equal in proportion, quantity, size, etc.
           The distribution of food must be even.
     5. adj. (not comparable, of an integer) Divisible by two.
           Four, fourteen and forty are even numbers.
     6. adj. (of a number) Convenient for rounding other numbers to; for example, ending in a zero.
     7. adj. On equal monetary terms; neither owing nor being owed.
     8. adj. (colloquial) On equal terms of a moral sort; quits.
           You biffed me back at the barn, and I biffed you here—so now we're even.
     9. adj. parallel; on a level; reaching the same limit.
     10. adj. (obsolete) Without an irregularity, flaw, or blemish; pure.
     11. adj. (obsolete) Associate; fellow; of the same condition.
     12. v. To make flat and level.
           We need to even this playing field; the west goal is too low.
     13. v. (transitive, obsolete) To equal.
     14. v. (intransitive, obsolete) To be equal.
           Thrice nine evens twenty seven.
     15. v. (transitive, obsolete) To place in an equal state, as to obligation, or in a state in which nothing is due on either side; to balance, as accounts; to make quits.
     16. v. (transitive, obsolete) To set right; to complete.
     17. v. (transitive, obsolete) To act up to; to keep pace with.
     18. adv. (archaic) Exactly, just, fully.
           I fulfilled my instructions even as I had promised.
           You are leaving tonight? — Even so.
           This is my commandment, that ye love one another, even as I have loved you.
     19. adv. In reality; implying an extreme example in the case mentioned, as compared to the implied reality.
           Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn sometimes.
           Did you even make it through the front door?
           That was before I was even born.
     20. adv. Emphasizing a comparative.
           I was strong before, but now I am even stronger.
     21. adv. Signalling a correction of one's previous utterance; rather, that is.
           My favorite actor is Jack Nicklaus. Jack Nicholson, even.
     22. adv. also
     23. n. (mathematics) An even number.
           So let's see. There are two evens here and three odds.
     24. n. (archaic, or poetic) Evening.
     1. v. To use the sense of touch.:
     2. v.          (transitive, copulative) To become aware of through the skin; to use the sense of touch on.
                   You can feel a heartbeat if you put your fingers on your breast.
                   I felt cold and miserable all night.
     3. v.          To find one's way (literally or figuratively) by touching or using cautious movements.
                   I felt my way through the darkened room.
                   I felt my way cautiously through the dangerous business maneuver.
     4. v.          (intransitive) To receive information by touch or by any neurons other than those responsible for sight, smell, taste, or hearing.
     5. v.          (intransitive) To search by sense of touch.
                   He felt for the light switch in the dark.
     6. v. To sense or think emotionally or judgmentally.:
     7. v.          To experience an emotion or other mental state about.
                   I can feel the sadness in his poems.
     8. v.          To think, believe, or have an impression concerning.
                   I feel that we need to try harder.
     9. v.          (intransitive, copulative) To experience an emotion or other mental state.
                   He obviously feels strongly about it.
                   She felt even more upset when she heard the details.
     10. v.          (intransitive) To sympathise; to have the sensibilities moved or affected.
                   I feel for you and your plight.
     11. v. To be or become aware of.
     12. v. To experience the consequences of.
           Feel my wrath!
     13. v. (copulative) To seem (through touch or otherwise).
           It looks like wood, but it feels more like plastic.
           This is supposed to be a party, but it feels more like a funeral!
     14. v. (transitive, US, slang) To understand.
           I don't want you back here, ya feel me?
     15. n. A quality of an object experienced by touch.
           Bark has a rough feel.
     16. n. A vague mental impression.
           You should get a feel of the area before moving in.
     17. n. An act of fondling.
           She gave me a quick feel to show that she loves me.
     18. n. A vague understanding.
           I'm getting a feel for what you mean.
     19. n. An intuitive ability.
           She has a feel for music.
     20. n. (chiefly US, slang) Alternative form of feeling.
           I know that feel.
     21. pron. (dialectal, or obsolete) alternative form of fele
     22. adj. (dialectal, or obsolete) alternative form of fele
     23. adv. (dialectal, or obsolete) alternative form of fele
we'll not feel them when we go out
holding this block made her feel queer
     1. art. One; any indefinite example of; used to denote a singular item of a group.
           There was a man here looking for you yesterday.
     2. art. Used in conjunction with the adjectives score, dozen, hundred, thousand, and million, as a function word.
           I've seen it happen a hundred times.
     3. art. One certain or particular; any single.Brown, Lesley, (2003)
           We've received an interesting letter from a Mrs. Miggins of London.
     4. art. The same; one.
           We are of a mind on matters of morals.
     5. art. Any, every; used before a noun which has become modified to limit its scope; also used with a negative to indicate not a single one.Lindberg, Christine A. (2007)
           A man who dies intestate leaves his children troubles and difficulties.
           He fell all that way, and hasn't a bump on his head?
     6. art. Used before plural nouns modified by few, good many, couple, great many, etc.
     7. art. Someone or something like; similar to; Used before a proper noun to create an example out of it.
           The center of the village was becoming a Times Square.
     8. prep. (archaic) To do with position or direction; In, on, at, by, towards, onto.
           Stand a tiptoe.
     9. prep. To do with separation; In, into.
           Torn a pieces.
     10. prep. To do with time; Each, per, in, on, by.
           I brush my teeth twice a day.
     11. prep. (obsolete) To do with method; In, with.
     12. prep. (obsolete) To do with role or capacity; In.
           A God’s name.
     13. prep. To do with status; In.
           King James Bible (II Chronicles 2:18)
             To set the people a worke.
     14. prep. (archaic) To do with process, with a passive verb; In the course of, experiencing.
           1964, Bob Dylan, The Times They Are a-Changin’
             The times, they are a-changin'.
     15. prep. (archaic) To do with an action, an active verb; Engaged in.
           1611, King James Bible, Hebrews 11-21
             Jacob, when he was a dying
     16. prep. (archaic) To do with an action/movement; To, into.
     17. v. (archaic, or slang) Have.
           I'd a come, if you'd a asked.
     18. pron. (obsolete, outside, England, and Scotland dialects) He.
     19. interj. A meaningless syllable; ah.
     20. prep. (archaic, slang) Of.
           The name of John a Gaunt.
     21. adv. (chiefly Scotland) All.
     22. adj. (chiefly Scotland) All.
a thump
with a sigh
     1. n. A small amount of something, especially of an added color.
     2. n. The degree of vividness of a color; shade, hue or tint.
     3. v. To add a small amount of color; to tint.
     4. v. To imbue or impregnate.
     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.
neither of them spoke
what did he die of, sir
     1. n. unhappiness, woe
     2. n. (usually in plural) An instance or cause of unhappiness.
           Parting is such sweet sorrow.
     3. v. (intransitive) To feel or express grief.
     4. v. To feel grief over; to mourn, regret.
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