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     1. art. Definite grammatical article that implies necessarily that an entity it articulates is presupposed; something already mentioned, or completely specified later in that same sentence, or assumed already
           I’m reading the book. (Compare I’m reading a book.)
           The street in front of your house. (Compare A street in Paris.)
           The men and women watched the man give the birdseed to the bird.
     2. art.          Used before a noun modified by a restrictive relative clause, indicating that the noun refers to a single referent defined by the relative clause.
                    The street that runs through my hometown.
     3. art. Used before an object considered to be unique, or of which there is only one at a time.
           No one knows how many galaxies there are in the universe.
           God save the Queen!
     4. art. Used before a superlative or an ordinal number modifying a noun, to indicate that the noun refers to a single item.
           That was the best apple pie ever.
     5. art.          Added to a superlative or an ordinal number to make it into a substantive.
                    That apple pie was the best.
     6. art. Introducing a singular term to be taken generically: preceding a name of something standing for a whole class.
     7. art. Used before an adjective, indicating all things (especially persons) described by that adjective.
           Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable.
     8. art. Used to indicate a certain example of (a noun) which is usually of most concern or most common or familiar.
           No one in the whole country had seen it before.
           I don't think I'll get to it until the morning.
     9. art. Used before a body part (especially of someone previously mentioned), as an alternative to a possessive pronoun.
           A stone hit him on the head. (= “A stone hit him on his head.”)
     10. art. When stressed, indicates that it describes an object which is considered to be best or exclusively worthy of attention.
           That is the hospital to go to for heart surgery.
     11. adv. 1=With a comparative ormore and a verb phrase, establishes a parallel with one or more other such comparatives.
           The hotter the better.
           The more I think about it, the weaker it looks.
           The more money donated, the more books purchased, and the more happy children.
           It looks weaker and weaker, the more I think about it.
     12. adv. 1=With a comparative, and often withfor it, indicates a result more like said comparative. This can be negated withnone.
           It was a difficult time, but I’m the wiser for it.
           It was a difficult time, and I’m none the wiser for it.
           I'm much the wiser for having had a difficult time like that.
on the other hand
the law is the law
     1. n. Something done so as to accomplish a purpose.
     2. n. A way of motion or functioning.
           Knead bread with a rocking action.
     3. n. Fast-paced activity.
           a movie full of exciting action
     4. n. A mechanism; a moving part or assembly.
           a rifle action
     5. n. (music): The mechanism, that is the set of moving mechanical parts, of a keyboard instrument, like a piano, which transfers the motion of the key to the sound-making device.Marshall Cavendish Corporat
     6. n. (slang) sexual intercourse.
           She gave him some action.
     7. n. The distance separating the strings and the fretboard on the guitar.
     8. n. (military) Combat.
           He saw some action in the Korean War.
     9. n. (legal) A charge or other process in a law court (also called lawsuit and actio).
     10. n. (mathematics) A mapping from a pairing of mathematical objects to one of them, respecting their individual structures. The pairing is typically a Cartesian product or a tensor product. The object that
     11. n. (physics) The product of energy and time.
     12. n. The event or connected series of events, either real or imaginary, forming the subject of a play, poem, or other composition; the unfolding of the drama of events.
     13. n. (art, painting and sculpture) The attitude or position of the several parts of the body as expressive of the sentiment or passion depicted.
     14. n. (bowling) spin put on the bowling ball.
     15. n. (business, obsolete, a Gallicism) A share in the capital stock of a joint-stock company, or in the public funds.
     16. interj. Demanding or signifying the start of something, usually an act or scene of a theatric performance.
           The director yelled ‘Action!’ before the camera started rolling.
     17. v. (transitive, management) To act on a request etc, in order to put it into effect.
     18. v. (transitive, chiefly archaic) To initiate a legal action against someone.
another action which seemed significant to his employer
     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
you know the sort of place
     1. v. present participle of put
     2. n. (obsolete) Instigation or incitement; enticement.
     3. n. The action or result of the verb put.
     4. v. (golf) present participle of putt
     5. n. (golf) The action of the verb to putt.
     6. n. (golf) A variety of golf in which balls are tapped into holes over short distances using a putter.
she was putting this in there
putting several of them together
          1. n. (sports) A ball game played by individuals competing against one another in which the object is to hit a ball into each of a series of (usually 18 or nine) holes in the minimum number of strokes.
          2. n. The letter G in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
          3. v. (intransitive) To play the game of golf.
          1. v. To place something somewhere.
                She put her books on the table.
          2. v. To bring or set into a certain relation, state or condition.
                Put your house in order!
                He is putting all his energy into this one task.
                She tends to put herself in dangerous situations.
          3. v. (finance) To exercise a put option.
                He got out of his Procter and Gamble bet by putting his shares at 80.
          4. v. To express something in a certain manner.
                When you put it that way, I guess I can see your point.
          5. v. (athletics) To throw a heavy iron ball, as a sport. (See shot put. Do not confuse with putt.)
          6. v. To steer; to direct one's course; to go.
          7. v. To play a card or a hand in the game called put.
          8. v. To attach or attribute; to assign.
                to put a wrong construction on an act or expression
          9. v. (obsolete) To lay down; to give up; to surrender.
          10. v. To set before one for judgment, acceptance, or rejection; to bring to the attention.
                to put a question; to put a case
          11. v. (obsolete) To incite; to entice; to urge; to constrain; to oblige.
          12. v. (mining) To convey coal in the mine, as for example from the working to the tramway.
          13. n. (business) A right to sell something at a predetermined price.
          14. n. (finance) A contract to sell a security at a set price on or before a certain date.
                He bought a January '08 put for Procter and Gamble at 80 to hedge his bet.
          15. n. The act of putting; an action; a movement; a thrust; a push.
                the put of a ball
          16. n. An old card game.
          17. n. (obsolete) An idiot; a foolish person; a duffer.
          18. n. (obsolete) A prostitute.
     1. pron. An uncertain or unspecified thing; one thing.
           I must have forgotten to pack something, but I can't think what.
           I have something for you in my bag.
           I have a feeling something good is going to happen today.
     2. pron. (colloquial, of someone or something) A quality to a moderate degree.
           The performance was something of a disappointment.
           That child is something of a genius.
     3. pron. (colloquial, of a person) A talent or quality that is difficult to specify.
           She has a certain something.
     4. pron. (colloquial, often with really or quite) Somebody or something who is superlative in some way.
           He's really something! I've never heard such a great voice.
           She's quite something. I can't believe she would do such a mean thing.
     5. adj. Having a characteristic that the speaker cannot specify.
     6. adv. (degree) Somewhat; to a degree.
           The baby looks something like his father.
     7. adv. (degree, colloquial) To a high degree.
     8. v. Applied to an action whose name is forgotten by, unknown or unimportant to the user, e.g. from words of a song.
     9. n. An object whose nature is yet to be defined.
     10. n. An object whose name is forgotten by, unknown or unimportant to the user, e.g., from words of a song. Also used to refer to an object earlier indefinitely referred to as 'something' (pronoun sense).
there was something odd
as if thinking something out
           See also individual phrasal verbs such as come out, go out, put out, take out, pull out, and so on.
     1. adv. Away from the inside or the centre.
           The magician pulled the rabbit out of the hat.
     2. adv. Away from home or one's usual place.
           Let's eat out tonight
     3. adv. Outside; not indoors.
           Last night we slept out under the stars.
     4. adv. Away from; at a distance.
           Keep out!
     5. adv. Into a state of non-operation; into non-existence.
           Switch the lights out.
           Put the fire out.
     6. adv. To the end; completely.
           I hadn't finished. Hear me out.
     7. adv. Used to intensify or emphasize.
           The place was all decked out for the holidays.
     8. adv. (of the sun, moon, stars, etc.) So as to be visible in the sky, and not covered by clouds, fog, etc.
           The sun came out after the rain, and we saw a rainbow.
     9. adv. (cricket, baseball) Of a player, so as to be disqualified from playing further by some action of a member of the opposing team (such as being stumped in cricket).
           Wilson was bowled out for five runs.
     10. prep. (nonstandard, contraction of out of) Away from the inside.
           He threw it out the door.
     11. prep. (colloquial) Outside.
           It's raining out.
           It's cold out.
     12. n. A means of exit, escape, reprieve, etc.
           They wrote the law to give those organizations an out.
     13. n. (baseball) A state in which a member of the batting team is removed from play due to the application of various rules of the game such as striking out, hitting a fly ball which is caught by the fieldi
     14. n. (cricket) A dismissal; a state in which a member of the batting team finishes his turn at bat, due to the application of various rules of the game, such as the bowler knocking over the batsman's wicke
     15. n. (poker) A card which can make a hand a winner.
     16. n. (dated) A trip out; an outing.
     17. n. (mostly, in plural) One who, or that which, is out; especially, one who is out of office.
     18. n. A place or space outside of something; a nook or corner; an angle projecting outward; an open space.
     19. n. (printing, dated) A word or words omitted by the compositor in setting up copy; an omission.
     20. v. To eject; to expel.
     21. v. To reveal (a person) to be gay, bisexual, or transgender.
     22. v. To reveal (a person or organization) as having a certain secret, such as a being a secret agent or undercover detective.
     23. v. To reveal (a secret).
           A Brazilian company outed the new mobile phone design.
     24. v. (intransitive, archaic) To come or go out; to get out or away; to become public.
     25. v. To become apparent.
     26. adj. Not at home; not at one's office or place of employment.
           I'm sorry, Mr Smith is out at the moment.
     27. adj. Released, available for purchase, download or other use.
           Did you hear? Their newest CD is out!
     28. adj. (in various games; used especially of a batsman or batter in cricket or baseball) Dismissed from play under the rules of the game.
           He bowls, Johnson pokes at it ... and ... Johnson is out! Caught behind by Ponsonby!
     29. adj. Openly acknowledging that one is gay or transgender.
           It's no big deal to be out in the entertainment business.
     30. adj. (of flowers) In bloom.
           The garden looks beautiful now that the roses are out.
     31. adj. (of the sun, moon or stars) Visible in the sky; not obscured by clouds.
           The sun is out, and it's a lovely day.
     32. adj. (of lamps, fires etc.) Not shining or burning.
           I called round to the house but all the lights were out and no one was home.
     33. adj. (of ideas, plans, etc.) Discarded; no longer a possibility.
           Right, so that idea's out. Let's move on to the next one.
     34. adj. No longer popular or in fashion.
           Black is out this season. The new black is white.
     35. adj. Without; no longer in possession of; not having more
           Do you have any bread? Sorry, we're out.
     36. adj. (of calculations or measurements) Containing errors or discrepancies; in error by a stated amount.
           Nothing adds up in this report. All these figures are out.
           The measurement was out by three millimetres.
     37. adj. (obsolete) Of a young lady: having entered society and available to be courted.
     38. interj. (procedure word, especially, military) A radio procedure word meaning that the station is finished with its transmission and does not expect a response.
           Destruction. Two T-72s destroyed. Three foot mobiles down. Out.
coming out
and I won out
     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
to be sure
he went to the sink
     1. adj. Able to be seen or known by everyone; open to general view, happening without concealment.
     2. adj. Pertaining to the people as a whole (as opposed to a private group); concerning the whole country, community etc.
     3. adj. Officially representing the community; carried out or funded by the state on behalf of the community.
     4. adj. Open to all members of a community; especially, provided by national or local authorities and supported by money from taxes.
     5. adj. (of a company) Traded publicly via a stock market.
     6. n. The people in general, regardless of membership of any particular group.
           Members of the public may not proceed beyond this point.
     7. n. (archaic) A public house; an inn.
     1. n. (physical) Visual perception.
     2. n.          The act of seeing or looking at something.
                   He changed seat to get a complete view of the stage.
     3. n.          (Internet) A pageview.
     4. n.          The range of vision.
                   If there are any rabbits in this park, they keep carefully out of our view.
     5. n.          Something to look at, such as scenery.
                   My flat has a view of a junkyard.
                   the view from a window
     6. n.          (obsolete) Appearance; show; aspect.
     7. n. A picture, drawn or painted; a sketch.
           a fine view of Lake George
     8. n. (psychological) Opinion, judgement, imagination.
     9. n.          A mental image.
                   I need more information to get a better view of the situation.
     10. n.          A way of understanding something, an opinion, a theory.
                   Your view on evolution is based on religion, not on scientific findings.
     11. n.          A point of view.
                   From my view that is a stupid proposition.
     12. n.          An intention or prospect.
                   He smuggled a knife into prison with a view to using it as a weapon.
     13. n. (computing, databases) A virtual or logical table composed of the result set of a query in relational databases.
     14. n. (computing, programming) The part of a computer program which is visible to the user and can be interacted with
     15. v. To look at.
           The video was viewed by millions of people.
     16. v. To regard in a stated way.
           I view it as a serious breach of trust.
     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. (obsolete) (Indicating that in prevention of which, or through fear of which, anything is done.)
     20. prep. Used to construe various verbs (see the entries for individual phrasal verbs).
for a moment
for that matter
     1. n. Something that is representative of all such things in a group.
     2. n. Something that serves to illustrate or explain a rule.
     3. n. Something that serves as a pattern of behaviour to be imitated (a good example) or not to be imitated (a bad example).
     4. n. A person punished as a warning to others.
     5. n. A parallel or closely similar case, especially when serving as a precedent or model.
     6. n. An instance (as a problem to be solved) serving to illustrate the rule or precept or to act as an exercise in the application of the rule.
     7. v. To be illustrated or exemplified (by).
     1. prep. Used to indicate location, inclusion, or position within spatial, temporal or other limits.
     2. prep.          Contained by.
                   The dog is in the kennel.
     3. prep.          Within.
     4. prep.          Surrounded by.
                   We are in the enemy camp.   Her plane is in the air.
     5. prep.          Part of; a member of.
                   One in a million.   She's in band and orchestra.
     6. prep.          Pertaining to; with regard to.
                   What grade did he get in English?
                   Military letters should be formal in tone, but not stilted.
     7. prep.          At the end of a period of time.
                   They said they would call us in a week.
     8. prep.          Within a certain elapsed time
                   Are you able to finish this in three hours?   The massacre resulted in over 1000 deaths in three hours.
     9. prep.          During (said of periods of time).
                   in the first week of December;  Easter falls in the fourth lunar month;   The country reached a high level of prosperity in his fi
     10. prep.          (grammar, phonetics, of sounds and letters) Coming at the end of a word.
                   English nouns in -ce form their plurals in -s.
     11. prep. Into.
           Less water gets in your boots this way.
     12. prep. Used to indicate limit, qualification, condition, or circumstance.
           In replacing the faucet washers, he felt he was making his contribution to the environment.
     13. prep.          Indicating an order or arrangement.
                   My fat rolls around in folds.
     14. prep.          Denoting a state of the subject.
                   He stalked away in anger.   John is in a coma.
     15. prep.          Indicates, connotatively, a place-like form of someone's (or something's) personality, as his, her or its psychic and physical characteristics.
                   You've got a friend in me.   He's met his match in her.
     16. prep.          Wearing (an item of clothing).
                    I glanced over at the pretty girl in the red dress.
     17. prep. Used to indicate means, medium, format, genre, or instrumentality.
     18. prep.          (of something offered or given in an exchange) In the form of, in the denomination of.
                   Please pay me in cash — preferably in tens and twenties.
                   The deposit can be in any legal tender, even in gold.
                    Her generosity was rewarded in the success of its recipients.
     19. prep.          Used to indicate a language, script, tone, etc. of a text, speech, etc.
                   Beethoven's "Symphony No. 5" in C minor is among his most popular.
                   His speech was in French, but was simultaneously translated into eight languages.
                   When you write in cursive, it's illegible.
     20. v. (obsolete, transitive) To enclose.
     21. v. (obsolete, transitive) To take in; to harvest.
     22. adv. (not comparable) Located indoors, especially at home or the office, or inside something.
           Is Mr. Smith in?
     23. adv. Moving to the interior of a defined space, such as a building or room.
           Suddenly a strange man walked in.
     24. adv. (sports) Still eligible to play, e.g. able to bat in cricket and baseball.
           He went for the wild toss but wasn't able to stay in.
     25. adv. (UK) Abbreviation of in aid of.
           What's that in?
     26. adv. After the beginning of something.
     27. n. A position of power or a way to get it.
           His parents got him an in with the company
     28. n. (sport) The state of a batter/batsman who is currently batting – see innings
     29. n. A re-entrant angle; a nook or corner.
     30. adj. In fashion; popular.
           Skirts are in this year.
     31. adj. Incoming.
           the in train
     32. adj. (nautical, of the sails of a vessel) Furled or stowed.
     33. adj. (legal) With privilege or possession; used to denote a holding, possession, or seisin.
           in by descent; in by purchase; in of the seisin of her husband
     34. adj. (cricket) Currently batting.
     35. n. Inch.
in all its history
in spite of all this
     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.
she cut a thread
a thing that sang
     1. n. A show or spectacle.
           The trapeze artist put on an amazing acrobatic display.
     2. n. A piece of work to be presented visually.
           Pupils are expected to produce a wall display about a country of their choice.
     3. n. (computing) An electronic screen that shows graphics or text.
     4. n. (computing) The presentation of information for visual or tactile reception.
     5. n. (travel, aviation, in a reservation system) The asterisk symbol, used to denote that the following information will be displayed, eg, *H will "display history".
     6. v. To show conspicuously; to exhibit; to demonstrate; to manifest.
     7. v. (intransitive) To make a display; to act as one making a show or demonstration.
     8. v. (military) To extend the front of (a column), bringing it into line.
     9. v. (printing, dated) To make conspicuous by using large or prominent type.
     10. v. (obsolete) To discover; to descry.
     11. v. (obsolete) To spread out, to unfurl.
     1. conj. Connects at least two alternative words, phrases, clauses, sentences, etc. each of which could make a passage true. In English, this is the "inclusive or." The "exclusive or" is formed by "either(...)
           In Ohio, anyone under the age of 18 who wants a tattoo or body piercing needs the consent of a parent or guardian.
           He might get cancer, or be hit by a bus, or God knows what.
     2. conj. (logic) An operator denoting the disjunction of two propositions or truth values. There are two forms, the inclusive or and the exclusive or.
     3. conj. Counts the elements before and after as two possibilities.
     4. conj. Otherwise (a consequence of the condition that the previous is false).
           It's raining! Come inside or you'll catch a cold!
     5. conj. Connects two equivalent names.
           The country Myanmar, or Burma
     6. n. (logic, electronics) alternative form of OR
     7. n. (tincture) The gold or yellow tincture on a coat of arms.
     8. adj. (tincture) Of gold or yellow tincture on a coat of arms.
     9. adv. (obsolete) Early (on).
     10. adv. (obsolete) Earlier, previously.
     11. prep. (now archaic, or dialect) Before; ere.
or to sit down
or sudden feeling
     1. v. To display, to have somebody see (something).
           The car's dull finish showed years of neglect.
           All he had to show for four years of attendance at college was a framed piece of paper.
     2. v. To bestow; to confer.
           to show mercy; to show favour; (dialectal) show me the salt please
     3. v. To indicate (a fact) to be true; to demonstrate.
     4. v. To guide or escort.
           Could you please show him on his way. He has overstayed his welcome.
           They showed us in.
     5. v. (intransitive) To be visible; to be seen; to appear.
           Your bald patch is starting to show.
           At length, his gloom showed.
     6. v. (intransitive, informal) To put in an appearance; show up.
           We waited for an hour, but they never showed.
     7. v. (intransitive, informal) To have an enlarged belly and thus be recognizable as pregnant.
     8. v. (intransitive, racing) To finish third, especially of horses or dogs.
           In the third race: Aces Up won, paying eight dollars; Blarney Stone placed, paying three dollars; and Cinnamon showed, paying five dollars.
     9. v. (obsolete) To have a certain appearance, such as well or ill, fit or unfit; to become or suit; to appear.
     10. n. A play, dance, or other entertainment.
     11. n. An exhibition of items.
           art show;  dog show
     12. n. A demonstration.
           show of force
     13. n. A broadcast program/programme.
           radio show;  television show
     14. n. A movie.
           Let's catch a show.
     15. n. A project or presentation.
           Let's get on with the show.   Let's get this show on the road.   They went on an international road show to sell the shares to investors.   It was Apple's usual do
     16. n. Mere display or pomp with no substance. (Usually seen in the phrases "all show" and "for show".)
           The dog sounds ferocious but it's all show.
     17. n. Outward appearance; wileful or deceptive appearance.
     18. n. (baseball, with "the") The major leagues.
           He played AA ball for years, but never made it to the show.
     19. n. (mining, obsolete) A pale blue flame at the top of a candle flame, indicating the presence of firedamp.
     20. n. (archaic) Pretence.
     21. n. (archaic) Sign, token, or indication.
     22. n. (obsolete) Semblance; likeness; appearance.
     23. n. (obsolete) Plausibility.
     24. n. (medicine) A discharge, from the vagina, of mucus streaked with blood, occurring a short time before labor.
something to show
if she was, she didn't show it
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