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  • n. Plural form of one.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Once.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A Middle English form of once.


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  • * Because the sick ones are the ones in need of a doctor .. not the healthy ones*

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  • It’s permissible for the government to draw distinctions, even if *they aren’t the best ones, or even good ones*.

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  • Well, one of the main ones is dilation and evacuation (D&E).

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  • One of the main ones is that workers become more interchangeable, and they lose some of their bargaining power.

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  • One of the main ones is widening a 2 mile stetch of 29 to 8 lanes from Wal Mart to the Hollymead town center.

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  • To think of all the other girls who are driven out of their childhood homes because of a total accident of birth, especially the plain ones, which is so unfair on them but no one seems to care.

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  • “When I went back to the restaurant to tell the owner what had happened, she said the cat that had bitten me was known locally as a ‘crazy cat’, which is what they call the ones they think have rabies,” Samantha explained.

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  • Additionally, our number of unacceptable experiences, which we call ones and twos, continues to remain at low level.

  • There are many reasons why this doesn’t happen, but one of the main ones is that we, technologists, continually overlook the social resources that people use to orient themselves, to navigate through complex territory, and to help each other figure things out.

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  • An additional motivation for this today is to "talk down" long-term interest rates now that short-term ones are essentially zero bound.

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