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  • adv. Expletive used for emphasis, for example after an interrogative word.


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  • Thus in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries there was no more priest-ridden country in the world than Presbyterian Scotland.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • But he was the last person in the world I should have brought to see Synhorst.

    How to Rig an Election

  • The town of Bellagio occupies the point of land where these two legs intersect, and since it has the reputation of being one of the glitziest resorts in the world the Rockefellers had a summerhouse there; it is now the Bellagio-Serbelloni artists colony.

    The Italian Summer

  • Where in the world can a researcher hope to find a group of individuals with autoimmune disease who also just happen to have had their blood taken, frozen, and safely stored away for the past twenty years—allowing researchers to examine that blood to determine whether they developed autoantibodies years prior to falling sick or not?

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • It was the most exciting thing in the world to think there was a possibility I'd no longer be sneered at, after a lifetime of being called “Bucktooth,” and “Dogface” and “Ugly.”

    Change Me Into Zeus’s Daughter

  • Our huge military stations there, Clark Air Force Base and the Subic Bay naval base, were among our largest in the world and the anchor of our defense in the western Pacific; and we had had no stronger ally anywhere than Marcos.

    An American Life

  • I founded and continue to direct the Johns Hopkins Transverse Myelitis TM Center, the only center in the world dedicated to developing new therapies for this paralyzing autoimmune disorder.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Shouts and cries were raised to heaven while some of the toughest fighters in the world broke down and wept like little children at the sight of their king still alive.

    Alexander the Great

  • Parks Branch, the first national park service in the world and now Parks Canada (1911).

    Marketwire - Breaking News Releases

  • But as soon as he walked off, Stuey and Sexton looked around and saw Melissa Hayden, one of the strongest women poker players in the world at the time.

    One of a Kind


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