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  • v. Simple past of show up.


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  • Teague showed up right on time with black sunglasses, a battered black leather jacket, and a chauffered black Town Car idling at the curb.

    The 310: Boy Trouble

  • She showed up one day in 1889 on a small boat with a local fisherman, P. J. Heaney.


  • In particular, his appetite had been whetted by stories about the drug lord Jimmy Chagra, aka “Dope Man,” who showed up in Vegas ready to gamble his dirty millions.

    One of a Kind

  • When craft services showed up with lunchheaps and heaps of salads and sandwiches and pastriesall they consumed was water.

    Paradise Lost

  • In late October, two weeks before Election Day, Corodemus, Tom Smith, and I showed up for a debate in a high school auditorium in Wall, New Jersey.

    How to Rig an Election

  • Ray Warchaizer was in the room with Stuey when a drug dealer showed up one night.

    One of a Kind

  • By the time Stuey showed up in 1982, card-counting paranoia had set in.

    One of a Kind

  • At the annual meeting of EDO Corporation stockholders in New York City in 2001, the man who made A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon showed up with a video-camera-carrying assistant.

    First Man

  • If the astronauts were a little too aggressive about their responsibilities, as Kranz has charged Pete Conrad became when Pete showed up at the tracking station in Australia for Gemini III with word that Slayton wanted him to be in charge of the tracking site during the flight, it could lead to a tense situation.

    First Man

  • Sina showed up that day Fri. as he had wanted to stay in Montp.

    The Double Life is Twice as Good


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