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  • n. Plural form of three.
  • n. The age of three; three years old.
  • n. A pair of threes.
  • n. Three point shots.


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  • It comes in threes, which is to say, there have been 3 ungainly transitions per sentence!

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  • Six hundred ninety-three was a family of four: a seven, eleven, and twin threes ...

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  • While "Wild Hogs 2" caps off the triumvirate of recently cancelled Disney flicks – - and, as they say, big deaths come in threes – - it's not unfair to wonder how this bodes for a fourth "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie, considering star Johnny Depp's previously announced waning enthusiasm for the franchise.

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  • "Well, bad things usually come in threes," said the tow-truck driver.

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  • UALR was fifth in threes made and 3-point percentage, again, thanks to Davison, but were in the bottom half of the Sun Belt in every other major team category.

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  • September 1st, 2009 at 7: 53 am mj will be cremated … and melted into legos … so that all the little children can play with him! celebrity deaths always come in threes, but it would be just like billy mays to throw in one more!

    Too far, too soon.

  • And great things, evidently, come in threes, as in three-point wins

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  • You know the saying, bad news comes in threes, and this week is no exception with the passing of Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett and now Michael Jackson.

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  • And, third (and that mumbling voice you hear is my brother reminding me they always go in threes), and worst of all, Marilyn Chambers, the Ivory Soap Girl loved by millions — almost literally — was found dead in her home.

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  • In the spirit of things come in threes, another major life change is my husband has been laid off from his job.

    Not going to Readercon....


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