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well
     1. adv. (manner) Accurately, competently, satisfactorily.
           He does his job well.
     2. adv. (manner) Completely, fully.
           a well done steak
           We’re well beat now.
     3. adv. (degree) To a significant degree.
           That author is well known.
     4. adv. (degree, British, slang) Very (as a general-purpose intensifier).
     5. adv. In a desirable manner; so as one could wish; satisfactorily; favourably; advantageously.
     6. adj. In good health.
           I had been sick, but now I'm well.
     7. adj. (hypercorrect) Good, content.
           “How are you?” — “I'm well, thank you!”
     8. interj. Used to acknowledge a statement or situation.
           “The car is broken.” “Well, we could walk to the movies instead.”
           “I didn't like the music.” “Well, I thought it was good.”
           “I forgot to pack the tent! Well, I guess we're sleeping under the stars tonight.”
     9. interj. An exclamation of surprise, often doubled or tripled.
           Well, well, well, what do we have here?
     10. interj. An exclamation of indignance.
           Well! There was no need to say that in front of my mother!
     11. interj. Used in speech to express the overcoming of reluctance to say something.
           It was a bit... well... too loud.
     12. interj. Used in speech to fill gaps; filled pause.
           “So what have you been doing?” “Well, we went for a picnic, and then it started raining so we came home early.”
     13. interj. (Hiberno-English) Used as a greeting
           Well lads. How's things?
     14. n. A hole sunk into the ground as a source of water, oil, natural gas or other fluids.
     15. n. A place where a liquid such as water surfaces naturally; a spring.
     16. n. A small depression suitable for holding liquid or other objects.
           Make a well in the dough mixture and pour in the milk.
     17. n. (figurative) A source of supply.
     18. n. (nautical) A vertical, cylindrical trunk in a ship, reaching down to the lowest part of the hull, through which the bilge pumps operate.
     19. n. (nautical) The cockpit of a sailboat.
     20. n. (nautical) A compartment in the middle of the hold of a fishing vessel, made tight at the sides, but having holes perforated in the bottom to let in water to keep fish alive while they are transported
     21. n. (nautical) A vertical passage in the stern into which an auxiliary screw propeller may be drawn up out of the water.
     22. n. (military) A hole or excavation in the earth, in mining, from which run branches or galleries.
     23. n. (architecture) An opening through the floors of a building, as for a staircase or an elevator; a wellhole.
     24. n. The open space between the bench and the counsel tables in a courtroom.
     25. n. (metalworking) The lower part of a furnace, into which the metal falls.
     26. n. A well drink.
           They're having a special tonight: $1 wells.
     27. n. (video games) The playfield of Tetris and similar video games, into which the blocks fall.
     28. n. (biology) In a microtiter plate, each of the small equal circular or square sections which serve as test tubes.
     29. v. (intransitive) To issue forth, as water from the earth; to flow; to spring.
     30. v. (intransitive) To have something seep out of the surface.
           Her eyes welled with tears.
well
oh, well
well
     1. adv. (manner) Accurately, competently, satisfactorily.
           He does his job well.
     2. adv. (manner) Completely, fully.
           a well done steak
           We’re well beat now.
     3. adv. (degree) To a significant degree.
           That author is well known.
     4. adv. (degree, British, slang) Very (as a general-purpose intensifier).
     5. adv. In a desirable manner; so as one could wish; satisfactorily; favourably; advantageously.
     6. adj. In good health.
           I had been sick, but now I'm well.
     7. adj. (hypercorrect) Good, content.
           “How are you?” — “I'm well, thank you!”
     8. interj. Used to acknowledge a statement or situation.
           “The car is broken.” “Well, we could walk to the movies instead.”
           “I didn't like the music.” “Well, I thought it was good.”
           “I forgot to pack the tent! Well, I guess we're sleeping under the stars tonight.”
     9. interj. An exclamation of surprise, often doubled or tripled.
           Well, well, well, what do we have here?
     10. interj. An exclamation of indignance.
           Well! There was no need to say that in front of my mother!
     11. interj. Used in speech to express the overcoming of reluctance to say something.
           It was a bit... well... too loud.
     12. interj. Used in speech to fill gaps; filled pause.
           “So what have you been doing?” “Well, we went for a picnic, and then it started raining so we came home early.”
     13. interj. (Hiberno-English) Used as a greeting
           Well lads. How's things?
     14. n. A hole sunk into the ground as a source of water, oil, natural gas or other fluids.
     15. n. A place where a liquid such as water surfaces naturally; a spring.
     16. n. A small depression suitable for holding liquid or other objects.
           Make a well in the dough mixture and pour in the milk.
     17. n. (figurative) A source of supply.
     18. n. (nautical) A vertical, cylindrical trunk in a ship, reaching down to the lowest part of the hull, through which the bilge pumps operate.
     19. n. (nautical) The cockpit of a sailboat.
     20. n. (nautical) A compartment in the middle of the hold of a fishing vessel, made tight at the sides, but having holes perforated in the bottom to let in water to keep fish alive while they are transported
     21. n. (nautical) A vertical passage in the stern into which an auxiliary screw propeller may be drawn up out of the water.
     22. n. (military) A hole or excavation in the earth, in mining, from which run branches or galleries.
     23. n. (architecture) An opening through the floors of a building, as for a staircase or an elevator; a wellhole.
     24. n. The open space between the bench and the counsel tables in a courtroom.
     25. n. (metalworking) The lower part of a furnace, into which the metal falls.
     26. n. A well drink.
           They're having a special tonight: $1 wells.
     27. n. (video games) The playfield of Tetris and similar video games, into which the blocks fall.
     28. n. (biology) In a microtiter plate, each of the small equal circular or square sections which serve as test tubes.
     29. v. (intransitive) To issue forth, as water from the earth; to flow; to spring.
     30. v. (intransitive) To have something seep out of the surface.
           Her eyes welled with tears.
well
oh, well
we
     1. pron. (personal) The speakers/writers, or the speaker/writer and at least one other person (not the person being addressed). (This is the exclusive we.)
     2. pron. (personal) The speaker(s)/writer(s) and the person(s) being addressed. (This is the inclusive we.)
     3. pron. (personal) The speaker/writer alone. (This use of we is the editorial we, used by writers and others, including royalty—the royal we—as a less personal substitute for I. The reflexive case of this sen
     4. pron. (personal) The plural form of you, including everyone being addressed.
           How are we all tonight?
     5. pron. (personal, generally considered patronising) A second- or third-person pronoun for a person in the speaker's care.
           How are we feeling this morning?
     6. det. The speakers/writers, or the speaker/writer and at least one other person.
           We Canadians like to think of ourselves as different.
so we went downstairs
and we live far apart
had
     1. v. simple past tense and past participle of have.
     2. v. (auxiliary) Used to form the pluperfect tense, expressing a completed action in the past (with a past participle).
     3. v. (auxiliary, now rare) As past subjunctive: would have.
but I had no proof
I had my hands full yesterday
     have
                Additional archaic forms are second-person singular present tense hast, third-person singular present tense hath, present participle haveing, and second-person singular past tense hadst.
          1. v. To possess, own, hold.
                I have a house and a car.
                Look what I have here — a frog I found on the street!
          2. v. To be related in some way to (with the object identifying the relationship).
                I have two sisters.
                I have a lot of work to do.
          3. v. To partake of a particular substance (especially a food or drink) or action.
                I have breakfast at six o'clock.
                Can I have a look at that?
                I'm going to have some pizza and a beer right now.
          4. v. To be scheduled to attend or participate in.
                What class do you have right now? I have English.
                Fred won't be able to come to the party; he has a meeting that day.
          5. v. (auxiliary verb, taking a past participle) (Used in forming the perfect aspect and the past perfect aspect.)
                I have already eaten today.
                I had already eaten.
          6. v. (auxiliary verb, taking a to-infinitive) See have to.
                I have to go.
          7. v. To give birth to.
                The couple always wanted to have children.
                My wife is having the baby right now!
                My mother had me when she was 25.
          8. v. To engage in sexual intercourse with.
                He's always bragging about how many women he's had.
          9. v. To accept as a romantic partner.
                Despite my protestations of love, she would not have me.
          10. v. (transitive with bare infinitive) To cause to, by a command, request or invitation.
                They had me feed their dog while they were out of town.
          11. v. (transitive with adjective or adjective-phrase complement) To cause to be.
                He had him arrested for trespassing.
                The lecture's ending had the entire audience in tears.
          12. v. (transitive with bare infinitive) To be affected by an occurrence. (Used in supplying a topic that is not a verb argument.)
                The hospital had several patients contract pneumonia last week.
                I've had three people today tell me my hair looks nice.
          13. v. (transitive with adjective or adjective-phrase complement) To depict as being.
                Their stories differed; he said he'd been at work when the incident occurred, but her statement had him at home that entire evening.
          14. v. (Used as interrogative auxiliary verb with a following pronoun to form tag questions. (For further discussion, see "Usage notes" below.))
                We haven't eaten dinner yet, have we?
                Your wife hasn't been reading that nonsense, has she?
                (UK usage) He has some money, hasn't he?
          15. v. (UK, slang) To defeat in a fight; take.
                I could have him!
                I'm gonna have you!
          16. v. (dated) To be able to speak a language.
                I have no German.
          17. v. To feel or be (especially painfully) aware of.
                Dan certainly has arms today, probably from scraping paint off four columns the day before.
          18. v. To be afflicted with, suffer from.
                He had a cold last week.
          19. v. To experience, go through, undergo.
                We had a hard year last year, with the locust swarms and all that.
                He had surgery on his hip yesterday.
                I'm having the time of my life!
          20. v. To trick, to deceive.
                You had me alright! I never would have thought that was just a joke.
          21. v. (transitive, often with present participle) To allow; to tolerate.
                The child screamed incessantly for his mother to buy him a toy, but she wasn't having any of it.
                I asked my dad if I could go to the concert this Thursday, but he wouldn't have it since it's a school night.
          22. v. (transitive, often used in the negative) To believe, buy, be taken in by.
                I made up an excuse as to why I was out so late, but my wife wasn't having any of it.
          23. v. To host someone; to take in as a guest.
                Thank you for having me!
          24. v. To get a reading, measurement, or result from an instrument or calculation.
                What do you have for problem two?
                I have two contacts on my scope.
          25. v. (transitive, of a jury) To consider a court proceeding that has been completed; to begin deliberations on a case.
                We'll schedule closing arguments for Thursday, and the jury will have the case by that afternoon.
          26. n. A wealthy or privileged person.
          27. n. (uncommon) One who has some (contextually specified) thing.
          28. n. (AU, NZ, informal) A fraud or deception; something misleading.
                They advertise it as a great deal, but I think it's a bit of a have.
a
     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.
           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;
           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.
           Stand a tiptoe.
     8. prep. To do with separation; In, into.
           Torn a pieces.
     9. prep. To do with time; Each, per, in, on, by.
           I brush my teeth twice a day.
           A God’s name.
     10. prep. To do with status; In.
           King James Bible (II Chronicles 2:18)
             To set the people a worke.
           1964, Bob Dylan, The Times They Are a-Changin’
             The times, they are a-changin'.
           1611, King James Bible, Hebrews 11-21
             Jacob, when he was a dying
     11. v. (archaic, or slang) Have.
           I'd a come, if you'd a asked.
     12. pron. (obsolete, outside, England, and Scotland dialects) He.
     13. interj. A meaningless syllable; ah.
     14. prep. (archaic, slang) Of.
           The name of John a Gaunt.
     15. adv. (chiefly Scotland) All.
     16. adj. (chiefly Scotland) All.
as a rule
in a steady
little
     1. adj. Small in size.
           This is a little table.
     2. adj. Insignificant, trivial.
           It's of little importance.
     3. adj.          (offensive) (Used to belittle a person.)
                   Listen up, you little shit.
     4. adj. Very young.
           Did he tell you any embarrassing stories about when she was little?
           That's the biggest little boy I've ever seen.
     5. adj. (of a sibling) Younger.
           This is my little sister.
     6. adj. Used with the name of place, especially of a country, to denote a neighborhood whose residents or storekeepers are from that place.
     7. adj. Small in amount or number, having few members.
           little money;  little herd
     8. adj. Short in duration; brief.
           I feel better after my little sleep.
     9. adj. Small in extent of views or sympathies; narrow; shallow; contracted; mean; illiberal; ungenerous.
     10. adv. Not much.
           This is a little known fact.  She spoke little and listened less.
     11. adv. Not at all.
           I was speaking ill of Fred; little did I know that he was right behind me, listening in.
     12. det. Not much, only a little: only a small amount (of).
           There is little water left.
           We had very little to do.
     13. pron. Not much; not a large amount.
           Little is known about his early life.
     14. n. (BDSM, slang) The participant in ageplay who acts out the younger role.
and moved a little
and her little shawl
nibble
     1. n. A small, quick bite taken with the front teeth.
     2. n. (in the nibbles) Small snacks such as crisps/potato chips or nuts, often eaten to accompany drinks.
     3. v. (ambitransitive) To eat with small, quick bites.
           The rabbit nibbled the lettuce.
           The rabbit nibbled at the lettuce.
     4. v. To bite lightly.
           He nibbled at my neck and made me shiver.
     5. v. (figurative) To consume gradually.
     6. v. To find fault; to cavil.
     7. n. (computing) A unit of memory equal to half a byte, or four bits.
awhile
     1. adv. For some time; for a short time.
           Sit with me awhile.
     2. adv. (US, dialectal) In the meantime; during (an implicit ongoing process).
           Can I get you a drink awhile?
ago
     1. adj. (archaic, or dialectal) Gone; gone by; gone away; passed; passed away.
           in days ago/in days agone
     2. adj. (archaic, or dialectal) Nearly gone; dead (used in Devonshire at the turn of the 19th century)
           Woe the day- she is agone!
     3. adv. before
     4. post. Before now.
           I got married ten years ago.   The last slice of cake was gone long ago.
that was a couple of days ago
many years ago, I myself was on a case
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.
           It never rains but it pours.
     9. n. An instance or example of using the word "but".
           It has to be done – no ifs or buts.
     10. n. (Scotland) The outer room of a small two-room cottage.
     11. n. A limit; a boundary.
     12. n. The end; especially the larger or thicker end, or the blunt, in distinction from the sharp, end; the butt.
           But me no buts.
but that
but triumphant
that's
     1. contraction. That is.
           That’s the book I've been looking for.
     2. contraction. That has.
           I’ve managed to find the solution to the problem that's been bugging me all day.
     3. contraction. That was.
     4. contraction. That does.
     5. pron. (rare, nonstandard) whose, of which
     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.
     is
          1. 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.
          2. n. plural of i
                remember to dot your is
all
     1. adv. (degree) intensifier.
           It suddenly went all quiet.
           She was all, “Whatever.”
     2. adv. (poetic) Entirely.
     3. adv. Apiece; each.
           The score was 30 all when the rain delay started.
     4. adv. (degree) So much.
           Don't want to go? All the better since I lost the tickets.
     5. adv. (obsolete, poetic) even; just
     6. det. Every individual or anything of the given class, with no exceptions (the noun or noun phrase denoting the class must be plural or un).
           All contestants must register at the scorer’s table.  All flesh is originally grass.  All my friends like classical music.
     7. det. Throughout the whole of (a stated period of time; generally used with units of a day or longer).
           The store is open all day and all night. (= through the whole of the day and the whole of the night.)
           I’ve been working on this all year. (= from the beginning of the year until now.)
     8. det. Only; alone; nothing but.
           He's all talk; he never puts his ideas into practice.
     9. pron. Everything.
           some gave all they had;  she knows all and sees all;  Those who think they know it all are annoying to those of us who do.
     10. pron. Everyone.
           A good time was had by all.
     11. n. (with a possessive pronoun) Everything that one is capable of.
           She gave her all, and collapsed at the finish line.
     12. n. The totality of one's possessions.
     13. adj. (dialect, Pennsylvania) All gone; dead.
           The butter is all.
not at all
and above all
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