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  • n. A store where groceries can be purchased.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a marketplace where groceries are sold


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  • “I was in a grocery store in Laguna California right after September 11, and I was wearing a T-shirt from Salem, Massachusetts, because my husband and I had just been there for vacation,” Knowles says.

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  • It was a heavy, stoneware vase, something Tommy had picked up to hold some apology flowers he'd brought her from the grocery store where he worked.

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  • Round-the-clock “news” feeds D.C.-area commuter traffic update immediately followed by Middle East bombing followed by celebrity divorce update then back to hellfire terror images flash from television monitors everywhere—at the grocery store checkout line, the post office, train stations, cafés.

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  • If you had spent any time delivering papers or mail, or magazines, or grocery store circulars, you would have met a number of ankle-biters during your career.

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  • It was the trying-to-decide gesture people used with grocery store melons.

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