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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.
and the one woman
the window was too high
silverware
     1. n. Anything made from silver.
     2. n. Anything with a silvery colour.
     3. n. (US) Knives, forks and spoons.
     4. n. (sports) Trophies, success in a competition.
that
     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.
that was a crime!
that we are only human
time
     1. n. The inevitable progression into the future with the passing of present events into the past.
           Time stops for nobody.   the ebb and flow of time
     2. n.          (physics, usually) A dimension of spacetime with the opposite metric signature to space dimensions; the fourth dimension.
                   Both science-fiction writers and physicists have written about travel through time.
     3. n.          (physics) Change associated with the second law of thermodynamics; the physical and psychological result of increasing entropy.
                   Time slows down when you approach the speed of light.
     4. n.          (physics, reductionistic definition) The property of a system which allows it to have more than one distinct configuration.
                   An essential definition of time should entail neither speed nor direction, just change.
     5. n. A duration of time.
     6. n.          A quantity of availability of duration.
                   More time is needed to complete the project.   You had plenty of time, but you waited until the last minute.   Are you finish
     7. n.          A measurement of a quantity of time; a numerical or general indication of a length of progression.
                   a long time;  Record the individual times for the processes in each batch.   Only your best time is compared with the other compet
     8. n.          (slang) The serving of a prison sentence.
                   The judge leniently granted a sentence with no hard time.   He is not living at home because he is doing time.
     9. n.          An experience.
                   We had a wonderful time at the party.
     10. n.          An era; (with the, sometimes in plural) the current era, the current state of affairs.
                   Roman times;  the time of the dinosaurs
     11. n.          (with possessive) A person's youth or young adulthood, as opposed to the present day.
                   In my time, we respected our elders.
     12. n.          (only in singular, sports) Time out; temporary, limited suspension of play.
     13. n. An instant of time.
     14. n.          How much of a day has passed; the moment, as indicated by a clock or similar device.
                   Excuse me, have you got the time?   What time is it, do you guess? Ten o’clock?   A computer keeps time using a clock battery
     15. n.          A particular moment or hour; the appropriate moment or hour for something (especially with prepositional phrase or imperfect subjunctive).
                   it’s time for bed;  it’s time to sleep;  we must wait for the right time;  it's time we were going
     16. n.          A numerical indication of a particular moment.
                   at what times do the trains arrive?;  these times were erroneously converted between zones
     17. n.          An instance or occurrence.
                   When was the last time we went out? I don’t remember.
                   see you another time;  that’s three times he’s made the same mistake
                   Okay, but this is the last time. No more after that!
     18. n.          (of pubs) Closing time.
                   Last call: it's almost time.
     19. n.          The hour of childbirth.
     20. n.          (as someone's time) The end of someone's life, conceived by the speaker as having been predestined.
                    It was his time.
     21. n. The measurement under some system of region of day or moment.
           Let's synchronize our watches so we're not on different time.
     22. n. Ratio of comparison.
           your car runs three times faster than mine;  that is four times as heavy as this
     23. n. (grammar, dated) Tense.
           the time of a verb
     24. n. (music) The measured duration of sounds; measure; tempo; rate of movement; rhythmical division.
           common or triple time;   the musician keeps good time.
     25. v. To measure or record the time, duration, or rate of.
           I used a stopwatch to time myself running around the block.
     26. v. To choose when something begins or how long it lasts.
           The President timed his speech badly, coinciding with the Super Bowl.
           The bomb was timed to explode at 9:20 p.m.
     27. v. (obsolete) To keep or beat time; to proceed or move in time.
     28. v. (obsolete) To pass time; to delay.
     29. v. To regulate as to time; to accompany, or agree with, in time of movement.
     30. v. To measure, as in music or harmony.
     31. interj. (tennis) Reminder by the umpire for the players to continue playing after their pause.
by this time I
at the proper time
was
     1. v. first-person singular past of be.
     2. v. third-person singular past of be.
it was that
it was small
     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?
nice
     1. adj. (obsolete) Silly, ignorant; foolish.
     2. adj. (now rare) Particular in one's conduct; scrupulous, painstaking; choosy.
     3. adj. (obsolete) Particular as regards rules or qualities; strict.
     4. adj. Showing or requiring great precision or sensitive discernment; subtle.
     5. adj. (obsolete) Doubtful, as to the outcome; risky.
     6. adj. Respectable; virtuous.
           What is a nice person like you doing in a place like this?
     7. adj. Pleasant, satisfactory.
     8. adj. Of a person: friendly, attractive.
     9. adj. With "and", shows that the given adjective is desirable: pleasantly.
           The soup is nice and hot.
     10. adv. (colloquial) Nicely.
           Children, play nice.
           He dresses real nice.
     11. interj. Used to signify a job well done.
           Nice! I couldn't have done better.
     12. interj. Used to signify approval.
           Is that your new car? Nice!
     13. n. niceness.
     14. v. (transitive, computing, Unix) To run a process with a specified (usually lower) priority.
here's a nice mess
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