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the
     1. art. Definite grammatical article that implies necessarily that an entity it articulates is presupposed; something already mentioned, or completely specified later in that same sentence, or assumed already
           I’m reading the book. (Compare I’m reading a book.)
           The street in front of your house. (Compare A street in Paris.)
           The men and women watched the man give the birdseed to the bird.
     2. art.          Used before a noun modified by a restrictive relative clause, indicating that the noun refers to a single referent defined by the relative clause.
                    The street that runs through my hometown.
     3. art. Used before an object considered to be unique, or of which there is only one at a time.
           No one knows how many galaxies there are in the universe.
           God save the Queen!
     4. art. Used before a superlative or an ordinal number modifying a noun, to indicate that the noun refers to a single item.
           That was the best apple pie ever.
     5. art.          Added to a superlative or an ordinal number to make it into a substantive.
                    That apple pie was the best.
     6. art. Introducing a singular term to be taken generically: preceding a name of something standing for a whole class.
     7. art. Used before an adjective, indicating all things (especially persons) described by that adjective.
           Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable.
     8. art. Used to indicate a certain example of (a noun) which is usually of most concern or most common or familiar.
           No one in the whole country had seen it before.
           I don't think I'll get to it until the morning.
     9. art. Used before a body part (especially of someone previously mentioned), as an alternative to a possessive pronoun.
           A stone hit him on the head. (= “A stone hit him on his head.”)
     10. art. When stressed, indicates that it describes an object which is considered to be best or exclusively worthy of attention.
           That is the hospital to go to for heart surgery.
     11. adv. 1=With a comparative ormore and a verb phrase, establishes a parallel with one or more other such comparatives.
           The hotter the better.
           The more I think about it, the weaker it looks.
           The more money donated, the more books purchased, and the more happy children.
           It looks weaker and weaker, the more I think about it.
     12. adv. 1=With a comparative, and often withfor it, indicates a result more like said comparative. This can be negated withnone.
           It was a difficult time, but I’m the wiser for it.
           It was a difficult time, and I’m none the wiser for it.
           I'm much the wiser for having had a difficult time like that.
the most plausible
he went to the sink
first
     1. adj. Preceding all others of a series or kind; the ordinal of one; earliest.
           The first day of September 2013 was a Sunday.
           I was the first runner to reach the finish line, and won the race.
     2. adj. Most eminent or exalted; most excellent; chief; highest.
           Demosthenes was the first orator of Greece.
     3. adv. Before anything else; firstly.
           Clean the sink first, before you even think of starting to cook.
     4. n. The person or thing in the first position.
           He was the first to complete the course.
     5. n. The first gear of an engine.
     6. n. Something that has never happened before; a new occurrence.
           This is a first. For once he has nothing to say.
     7. n. (baseball) first base
           There was a close play at first.
     8. n. (UK, colloquial) A first-class honours degree.
     9. n. (colloquial) A first-edition copy of some publication.
     10. n. A fraction of an integer ending in one.
           one forty-first of the estate
     11. n. (obsolete) Time; time granted; respite.
his first act
at first sight
prototype
     1. n. An original form or object which is a basis for other forms or objects (particularly manufactured items), or for its generalizations and models.
     2. n. An early sample or model built to test a concept or process.
           The prototype had loose wires and rough edges, but it worked.
     3. n. (computing) A declaration of a function that specifies the name, return type, and parameters, but none of the body or actual code.
     4. n. (semantics) An instance of a category or a concept that combines its most representative attributes.
           A robin is a prototype of a bird; a penguin is not.
     5. v. To create a prototype of.
was
     1. v. first-person singular past of be.
     2. v. third-person singular past of be.
it was a cat
it was too big
     be
          1. v. (intransitive, now literary) To exist; to have real existence.
          2. v. (with there, or dialectally it, as dummy subject) To exist.
                There is just one woman in town who can help us. (or, dialectally:) It is just one woman in town who can help us.
          3. v. (intransitive) To occupy a place.
                The cup is on the table.
          4. v. (intransitive) To occur, to take place.
                When will the meeting be?
          5. v. (intransitive, in perfect tenses, without predicate) Elliptical form of "be here", "go to and return from" or similar.
                The postman has been today, but my tickets have still not yet come.
                I have been to Spain many times.
                Moscow, huh? I've never been, but it sounds fascinating.
          6. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to indicate that the subject and object are the same.
                Knowledge is bliss.
                Hi, I’m Jim.
          7. v. (transitive, copulative, mathematics) Used to indicate that the values on either side of an equation are the same.
                3 times 5 is fifteen.
          8. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to indicate that the subject plays the role of the predicate nominal.
                François Mitterrand was president of France from 1981 to 1995.
          9. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to connect a noun to an adjective that describes it.
                The sky is blue.
          10. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to indicate that the subject has the qualities described by a noun or noun phrase.
                The sky is a deep blue today.
          11. v. (transitive, auxiliary) Used to form the passive voice.
                The dog was drowned by the boy.
          12. v. (transitive, auxiliary) Used to form the continuous forms of various tenses.
                The woman is walking.
                I shall be writing to you soon.
                We liked to chat while we were eating.
          13. v. (archaic, auxiliary) Used to form the perfect aspect with certain intransitive verbs, most of which indicate motion. Often still used for "to go".
          14. v. (transitive, auxiliary) Used to form future tenses, especially the future periphrastic.
                I am to leave tomorrow.
                I would drive you, were I to obtain a car.
          15. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to link a subject to a measurement.
                This building is three hundred years old.
                I am 75 kilograms.
                He’s about 6 feet tall.
          16. v. (transitive, copulative, with a cardinal numeral) Used to state the age of a subject in years.
                I’m 20. (= I am 20 years old.)
          17. v. (with a dummy subject) it Used to indicate the time of day.
                It is almost eight. (= It is almost eight o’clock.)
                It’s 8:30 read eight-thirty in Tokyo.
                What time is it there? It’s night.
          18. v. (With since) Used to indicate passage of time since the occurrence of an event.
                It has been three years since my grandmother died. (similar to My grandmother died three years ago, but emphasizes the intervening period)
                It had been six days since his departure, when I received a letter from him.
          19. v. (often, impersonal, with it as a dummy subject) Used to indicate weather, air quality, or the like.
                It is hot in Arizona, but it is not usually humid.
                Why is it so dark in here?
          20. v. (dynamic/lexical "be", especially in progressive tenses, conjugated non-suppletively in the present tense, see usage notes) To exist or behave in a certain way.
                "What do we do?" "We be ourselves.".
                Why is he being nice to me?
unveiled
     1. v. simple past tense and past participle of unveil
     2. adj. Not wearing, or not covered by, a veil.
     unveil
          1. v. To remove a veil from; to uncover; to reveal something hidden.
          2. v. (intransitive) To remove a veil; to reveal oneself.
at
     1. prep. In, near, or in the general vicinity of a particular place.
           Caesar was at Rome;  at the corner of Fourth Street and Vine;  at Jim’s house
     2. prep. (indicating time) (Indicating occurrence in an instant of time or a period of time relatively short in context or from the speaker's perspective.)
           at six o’clock;  at closing time;  at night.
     3. prep. In the direction of (often in an unfocused or uncaring manner).
           He threw the ball at me.  He shouted at her.
     4. prep. Denotes a price.
           3 apples at 2¢ (each)   The offer was at $30,000 before negotiations.
     5. prep. Occupied in (activity).
           men at work
     6. prep. In a state of.
           She is at sixes and sevens with him.  They are at loggerheads over how best to tackle the fiscal cliff.  The city was at the mercy of the occupying forces.
     7. prep. Indicates a position on a scale or in a series.
           Sell at 90.  Tiger finished the round at tenth, seven strokes behind the leaders.  I'm offering it—just to select customers—at cost.
     8. prep. Because of.
           to laugh at a joke   mad at their comments
     9. prep. Indicates a means, method, or manner.
     10. prep. Holding a given speed or rate.
           It is growing at the rate of 3% a year.  Cruising along at fifty miles per hour.
     11. prep. (used for skills (including in activities) or areas of knowledge) On the subject of; regarding.
           The twins were both bad at chemistry.
           He slipped at marksmanship over his extended vacation.
     12. prep. (Ireland, stressed pronunciation) Bothering, irritating, causing discomfort to
     13. n. The at sign (@).
     14. n. (alt form, att) (Laos currency unit)
look at it!
she said at last
an
     1. art. Form of a used before a vowel sound
     2. art. (now quite rare) Form of a used before 'h' in an unstressed syllable
     3. art. (nonstandard) Form of a used before 'h' in a stressed syllable
     4. conj. (archaic) If
     5. conj. (archaic) So long as.
           An it harm none, do what ye will.
     6. conj. (archaic) As if; as though.
     7. n. The first letter of the Georgian alphabet, ა (Mkhedruli), Ⴀ (Asomtavruli) or ⴀ (Nuskhuri).
     8. prep. In each; to or for each; per.
           I was only going twenty miles an hour.
asking for an apron
to an impressive suite
exposition
     1. n. The action of exposing something to something, such as skin to the sunlight.
     2. n. (authorship) The act or process of declaring or describing something through either speech or writing; the portions and aspects of a piece of writing that exist mainly to describe the setting, charact
           This essay has too much exposition in it.
           My reviewer said she couldn't picture the setting for my story, so I'm improving the exposition.
     3. n. (obsolete) The act of expulsion, or being expelled, from a place.
     4. n. An event at which goods, artwork and cultural displays are open for the public to view.
           The first prototype was unveiled at an exposition.
     5. n. (authorship) An essay or speech in which any topic is discussed in detail.
           I turned my research into an exposition on the traditional music of Borneo.
     6. n. (authorship) An opening section in fiction, in which background information about the characters, events or setting is conveyed.
     7. n. (music) The opening section of a fugue; the opening section of a movement in sonata form
     8. n. The action of putting something out to public view; for example in a display or show.
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