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they
     1. pron. (the third-person plural) A group of people, animals, plants or objects previously mentioned.
           Fred and Jane? They just arrived.   Dogs may bark if they want to be fed.   Plants wilt if they are not watered.
           I have a car and a truck, but they are both broken.
     2. pron. (the third-person singular, sometimes proscribed) A single person, previously mentioned, especially if of unknown or non-binary gender, but not if previously named and identified as male or female.
     3. pron. (indefinite pronoun, vague meaning) People; some people; people in general; someone, excluding the speaker.
           They say it’s a good place to live.
           They didn’t have computers in the old days.
           They should do something about this.
           They have a lot of snow in winter.
     4. det. (now Southern England dialect, or nonstandard) The, those.
     5. det. (US dialects including AAVE) Their.
     6. pron. (US dialectal) There (especially as an expletive subject of be).
here they are
I knew they must be up
are
     1. v. second-person singular present of be
           Mary, where are you going?
     2. v. first-person plural present of be
           We are not coming.
     3. v. second-person plural present of be
           Mary and John, are you listening?
     4. v. third-person plural present of be
           They are here somewhere.
     5. v. (East Yorkshire, Midlands) present of be
     6. n. (dialectal, or obsolete) grace, mercy
           To bid God's are.
           God's are is what children of God seech and seek.
     7. n. (obsolete) honour, dignity
     8. n. (rare) an accepted (but deprecated and rarely used) SI unit of area equal to 100 square metres, or a former unit of approximately the same extent. Symbol: a
here they are
that we are only human
     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?
good
     1. adj. of people
     2. adj.          Acting in the interest of what is beneficial, ethical, or moral.
                   good intentions
     3. adj.          Competent or talented.
                   a good swimmer
     4. adj.          Able to be depended on for the discharge of obligations incurred; of unimpaired credit.
                   Can you lend me fifty dollars? You know I'm good for it.
     5. adj.          (US) Satisfied or at ease
                   Would you like a glass of water? — I'm good.
                   Are you good? — Yeah, I'm fine.
     6. adj. of capabilities
     7. adj.          Useful for a particular purpose; functional.
                   it’s a good watch;  the flashlight batteries are still good
     8. adj.          Effective.
                   a good worker
     9. adj.          (obsolete) Real; actual; serious.
                   in good sooth
     10. adj. of properties and qualities
     11. adj.          (of food)
     12. adj.         # Edible; not stale or rotten.
              #     The bread is still good.
     13. adj.         # Having a particularly pleasant taste.
              #     The food was very good.
     14. adj.         # Being satisfying; meeting dietary requirements.
              #     Eat a good dinner so you will be ready for the big game tomorrow.
     15. adj.          Healthful.
                   carrots are good for you;  walking is good for you
     16. adj.          Pleasant; enjoyable.
                   the music, dancing, and food were very good;  we had a good time
     17. adj.          Favourable.
                   a good omen;  good weather
     18. adj.          Beneficial; worthwhile.
                   a good job
     19. adj.          Adequate; sufficient; not fallacious.
     20. adj. (colloquial, when with and) Very, extremely.
           The soup is good and hot.
     21. adj. Holy (especially when capitalized).
           Good Friday
     22. adj. of quantities
     23. adj.          Reasonable in amount.
                   all in good time
     24. adj.          Large in amount or size.
                   a good while longer;  a good number of seeds;  A good part of his day was spent shopping.  It will be a good while longer until he
     25. adj.          Full; entire; at least as much as.
                   This hill will take a good hour and a half to climb.  The car was a good ten miles away.
     26. interj. That is good; an elliptical exclamation of satisfaction or commendation.
           Good! I can leave now.
     27. adv. (nonstandard) Well; satisfactorily or thoroughly.
     28. n. The forces or behaviours that are the enemy of evil. Usually consists of helping others and general benevolence.
     29. n. A result that is positive in the view of the speaker.
     30. n. The abstract instantiation of goodness; that which possesses desirable qualities, promotes success, welfare, or happiness, is serviceable, fit, excellent, kind, benevolent, etc.
           The best is the enemy of the good.
     31. n. (usually in plural) An item of merchandise.
     32. v. (intransitive, now chiefly dialectal) To thrive; fatten; prosper; improve.
     33. v. (transitive, now chiefly dialectal) To make good; turn to good; improve.
     34. v. (intransitive, now chiefly dialectal) To make improvements or repairs.
     35. v. (intransitive, now chiefly dialectal) To benefit; gain.
     36. v. (transitive, now chiefly dialectal) To do good to (someone); benefit; cause to improve or gain.
     37. v. (transitive, now chiefly dialectal) To satisfy; indulge; gratify.
     38. v. (reflexive, now chiefly dialectal) To flatter; congratulate oneself; anticipate.
     39. v. (transitive, now chiefly dialectal, Scotland) To furnish with dung; manure; fatten with manure; fertilise.
good
good lord!
Friends
     1. n. plural of Friend
     2. n. plural of friend
     3. n. Participants in a two-way friendship relationship.
           I tried to be a friend to Jane but we never really made friends. She was never a friend to me.
           Jane and I made friends right away.
           We became friends in the war and remain friends to this day.
           We were friends with some girls from the other school and stayed friends with them.
     4. v. third-person singular present indicative of friend
     friend
          1. n. A person other than a family member, spouse or lover whose company one enjoys and towards whom one feels affection.
                John and I have been friends ever since we were roommates at college.   Trust is important between friends.   I used to find it hard to make friends when I was shy.
          2. n. A boyfriend or girlfriend.
          3. n. An associate who provides assistance.
                The Automobile Association is every motorist's friend.   The police is every law-abiding citizen's friend.
          4. n. A person with whom one is vaguely or indirectly acquainted
                a friend of a friend;  I added him as a friend on Facebook, but I hardly know him.
          5. n. A person who backs or supports something.
                I’m not a friend of cheap wine.
          6. n. (informal) An object or idea that can be used for good.
                Wiktionary is your friend.
          7. n. (colloquial, ironic, used only in the vocative) Used as a form of address when warning someone.
                You’d better watch it, friend.
          8. n. (object-oriented programming) A function or class granted special access to the private and protected members of another class.
          9. n. (climbing) A spring-loaded camming device.
          10. n. (obsolete) A paramour of either sex.
          11. n. (Scotland, obsolete) A relative.
          12. v. (transitive, obsolete) To act as a friend to, to befriend; to be friendly to, to help.
          13. v. To add (a person) to a list of friends on a social networking site; to officially designate (someone) as a friend.
but
     1. prep. (obsolete, outside, Scotland) Outside of.
           Away but the hoose and tell me whae's there.
     2. prep. Apart from, except (for), excluding.
           Everyone but Father left early.
           I like everything but that.
           Nobody answered the door when I knocked, so I had no choice but to leave.
     3. adv. Merely, only, just.
     4. adv. (Australian, conjunctive) Though, however.
           I'll have to go home early but.
     5. adv. Used as an intensifier.
           Nobody, but nobody, crosses me and gets away with it.
     6. conj. (following a negative clause or sentence) On the contrary, but rather (introducing a word or clause that contrasts with or contradicts the preceding clause or sentence without the negation).
           I am not rich but (I am) poor;  not John but Peter went there.
     7. conj. However, although, nevertheless, on the other hand (implies that the following clause is contrary to prior belief or contrasts with or contradicts the preceding clause or sentence).
           She is very old but still attractive.
           You told me I could do that, but she said that I could not.
     8. conj. Except that (introducing a subordinate clause which qualifies a negative statement); also, with omission of the subject of the subordinate clause, acting as a negative relative, "except one that", "ex
           I cannot but feel offended.
     9. conj. (archaic) Without its also being the case that; unless that (introducing a necessary concomitant).
           It never rains but it pours.
     10. conj. (obsolete) Except with; unless with; without.
     11. conj. (obsolete) Only; solely; merely.
     12. conj. (obsolete) Until.
     13. n. An instance or example of using the word "but".
           It has to be done – no ifs or buts.
     14. n. (Scotland) The outer room of a small two-room cottage.
     15. n. A limit; a boundary.
     16. n. The end; especially the larger or thicker end, or the blunt, in distinction from the sharp, end; the butt.
     17. v. (archaic) Use the word "but".
           But me no buts.
but
but that
their
     1. det. Belonging to, from, of, or relating to, them (plural).
           they will meet tomorrow at their convenience;  this is probably their cat
     2. det. Belonging to someone (one person, singular).
     3. adv. misspelling of there
     4. contraction. misspelling of they’re
their own rope
again their eyes met
relationship
     1. n. Connection or association; the condition of being related.
     2. n. (mathematics) The links between the x-values and y-values of ordered pairs of numbers especially coordinates.
     3. n. Kinship; being related by blood or marriage.
     4. n. A romantic or sexual involvement.
           Why are they being mean to her just because she wants a relationship with him?
     5. n. A way in which two or more people behave and are involved with each other
           I have a good working relationship with my boss.
     6. n. (music) The level or degree of affinity between keys, chords and tones.
Is
     1. n. plural of I
     2. v. third-person singular present indicative of be
           He is a doctor. He retired some time ago.
           Should he do the task, it is vital that you follow him.
     3. n. plural of i
           remember to dot your is
     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?
strictly
     1. adv. In a strict manner.
           He adhered strictly to the diet his doctor prescribed.
     2. adv. In a limited manner; only
     3. adv. In a narrow or limited sense.
           That term refers strictly to smaller birds.
     4. adv. (maths) In a manner that applies to every member of a set or every interval of a function
Platonic
     1. adj. Of or relating to the ancient Greek philosopher Plato or his philosophies.
     2. adj. alternative case form of platonic (non-sexual).
     3. adj. Neither sexual nor romantic in nature; being or exhibiting platonic love.
           They are good friends, but their relationship is strictly platonic.
     4. adj. alternative case form of Platonic (of or relating to the philosophical views of Plato and his successors).
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