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  • adj. five years of age


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  • But does it also have something to do with the notion of five-year-old girls being allowed to dine outdoors together on a bench between their two homes, no grownups lurking overhead?

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  • “A . . . new . . . skater,” another said, equally loudly but also very slowly, moving his lips a lot like he was talking to a deaf five-year-old.

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  • That spring, a five-year-old girl was admitted to a hospital in Minamata, the largest city on Kyushu, the southernmost of the four main islands of Japan.

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  • I tried to follow the direction we were heading, but Ethan kept punching the buttons on the limo door, turning the radio off and on, the lighting off and on, and rolling the window up and down like a five-year-old child.

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  • The next day the newspaper read, “Their five-year-old daughter, bathed in the blood of her mother, was screaming and screaming.”

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  • The housekeeper, a young woman of twenty-eight, lived in the basement with her husband and five-year-old daughter.

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  • Watching the video she realized this was the tune her five-year-old had been singing for weeks.

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  • The pretty five-year-old child was enunciating every word perfectly, in a highly produced, moving hymn to martyrdom.

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  • The journalist Nahum Barnea remembers me from this five-year-old photograph by Yossi Aloni as wearing "a tight black bodysuit, revealing and meant to accentuate."

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  • I hung up the phone and wondered how I would break the news to my five-year-old, Shelby, who thought Gracie hung the moon.

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