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The painting lent an air of quality to the other items on the mantel, all inexpensive purchases

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His malapropisms and good old boy manner give him the air of a simpleton, and yet he's not

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You are a real spoiler

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I am a tad taller than you

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Thanks for handling all these hassles for me

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Sorry to say or sad to say, the violin was never found

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A level playing field includes equal pay for equal work for all men and women

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When I need a lift, I watch Oprah. She makes me feel good

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How did you know that I play chess? Oh, a little bird told me

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10

The President is sensible, but the Vice President is a loose canon

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They are on a losing streak

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It didn't hit you very hard. It was just a love tap

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He is a man of few words, but when he speaks, people listen

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I let Ron think he's king when he comes home from work. He believes a man's home is his castle

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I have a mental block when I try to so algebra. I can't think

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It will take a month of Sundays to phone all the students in our school

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You can quote me on that

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Those are hard and fast rules

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This led him to make this mistake, a howler for anyone who has even a passing acquaintance with prominent conservative commentators

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They leave a trail of scent up the tree

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The attackers came after me and got slightly more than they bargained for in the pitch-black dark house

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Many monkeys have long, prehensile tails which they use in swinging through the trees

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The plate in the field guide shows a strange, golden-brown animal with a prehensile tail, hook-like claws and a funny snub nose

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I think I was mincemeat

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I was strangely elated

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A golf or dune buggy

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He had rigged up a sort of tent

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It has always niggled at me about birds nest soup, how someone got the idea that climbing a 40 foot pole into a cave and removing a nest made of bird spittle and putting it in a broth would somehow be a good idea

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Ankle snapping

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They tumbled passionately in the bed, exhausted

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Sit on a huge cash pile

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Acquittal rates were high and infanticide was the only form of homicide for which women might be reprieved or pardoned

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33

We all rushed for the boat when it arrived only to be told it was going round the lake

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34

She turned into the car park, only to find her way blocked

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It was a similar story at St Aidan's where parents arrived at the cordon only to be turned away

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You will need a matching bag

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Forget the image of stuck-up snobs looking down their noses at the novice

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The friend, whom I'd stuck up for, did a deal with the police:he agreed to give evidence against me in return for being let off

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And I think to myself

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Overcome the floaties

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Hula hoop

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That's going to tough to beat

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A tiebreaker failed to split them

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A tiebreak question

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45

At 30-30, there is a 19-stroke rally which is won by Robredo and he goes on to take the game and force the tiebreak

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I can't stand a thought of you knowing the truth

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He had to speak now or forever hold his peace

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So I'm halfway done boozing away my sorrows

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So I stretched the truth a little

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Listen, Dr. Maccabee would never accept subpar boobie bags

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Should have known this doctor was a quack

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We don't know how far the ripple of our decision goes

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So I'm taking the rap for this

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You can take me out on a proper date next time

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You better call. You better not just, just leave me hanging

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I want to portray an image of success, Gerry admits, to show that it's feasible to be organic and still run a tight ship

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You run a tight ship at home, huh

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Let us take the Fraternity of Assassins to the heights reserved only for the gods of men

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They used a girl hitch-hiker as the decoy to get him to stop

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Only knew by sight

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He gave her a sidelong glance

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He felt deeply drawn by him

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My father used to belch after having a fine meal

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He let out a belch

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Red neckerchief

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The level of delusion here eclipses that of the most fanatical of religious zealots

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Creationism often conjures visions of religious zealots who believe the book of Genesis verbatim

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Her eyes felt gritty

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I was apparently indoors, though the floor was dingy and muddy and covered in gritty sand

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Everywhere there was desolation-trees black and bare-limbed and the ground covered with gritty black ash

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Bid-rigging

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Injury, consistently his nemesis, struck him down during the match

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Will Harry Potter finally defeat his nemesis, Voldemort

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I was very happy it was not someone I respected, she said of her frenemy, whom she called a coward

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Advertising mogul Sir Martin Sorrell used the term frenemy to describe the phenomenon

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I saw my shot and I took it

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You are gonna be back on the prowl next week

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Ladies still greet him with mace

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Whatever they want. Sky is the limit

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Children? Okay, tune out

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Don't bail on me right now

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We gotta go back. We have to run. It was great to see you

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You were getting me so upset, bringing me into that web of lies

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We're gonna go hiking in the rainforest, and kayaking down rivers

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We spotted local teenagers skinny-dipping

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Piggyback times are magical times, aren't they

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You are warping my spine now

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You can knit yourself some socks or shock people with your sneaky hot body

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What about just hang out platonically with Eddie tonight? Have some dinner

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You fell for his charms

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That was rough on all of us

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No one's supposed to crap as much as you do

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Here's your putters. Bing

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See if you can clench this

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He does not have floaties on

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Do you startle easily? That's a sign of menopause

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You snuck up on me

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Married, flattered. Thanks

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Anyway, something's opened up in our schedule tonight

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They do a lot of horseplay and that's kind of initiation time for you

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So I can save face with this horrible, heinous human being

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I mean, I like grapey, but not overly grapey

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So broke and penniless, I took to the streets to sell my wares

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Later he eloped with one of the housemaids

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They gave me time off to go climb mountains, and I was entitled to other perks like staff travel

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I was stone broke

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Share the limelight

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Call me your foe no more

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A stout lady in an unbecoming striped sundress

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For a good five minutes, we laughed, snickered, giggled, and chuckled our tension away

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A Lone Ranger

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Some people are just more comfortable on the sidelines, so don't judge her

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Your tickle spot

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Use every crevice you can. Don't be afraid

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You suck at everything

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Dolph gave mouth-to-mouth to a sheep

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It's an awful lot of guessing coming through this phone

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He's always glowing when you are around

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I could never stand a chance going up against you

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120

Hector uses a pinch of salt when he makes chocolate fudge

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Happy Birthday, Sal. Here's a pinch to grow an inch. Ouch

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When a man says he will give you a ring, it may be a play on words

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Karly is a beautiful girl, but her sharp tongue may be a problem

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Mr. Mills is 85, but he still has a sharp wit. His mind is quick

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His answer was incorrect. It was a shot in the dark

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Barry is a soft touch. Let's ask him for a loan

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I believe in maintenance. A stitch in time saves nine

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The argument was over quickly. It was a tempest in a teapot

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When Sis came home drunk, Dad gave her a tongue-lashing

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Was the goal scored before the game ended? It's a tough call

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Oil exploration is sometimes a wild goose chase. It is uncertain

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Sometimes a problem is actually a window of opportunity

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The priest looked harmless, but he was a wolf in sheep's clothing

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I can't discuss the plan but a word to the wise is sufficient:progress

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Ask Jan if it is colour or color. She's a wordsmith

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I went to movie, but it was a yawner so I left

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Every action, every payment is above board. Customers respect that kind of honesty

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Absence makes the heart grow fonder

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Watch, I will act out the meaning of pacifist

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You have added insult to injury

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Did he spend all of our money? Yes, afraid so

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Age before beauty, she said as she opened the door for me

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Age of majority

Come of age

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In sales, we are a little ahead of the curve. But in service, we suck

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All set? he asked, as she closed her suitcase

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The young farmers got all spruced up for the dance

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All talk and no action

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When Horst sold his business he bought a motor home with all the bells and whistles

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All's fair in love and war

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Although we argued and fought, we are happy with the result. All is well that ends well

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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

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When you have a crisis, your faith will anchor you

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Every cigarette he smoked was another nail in his coffin

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To quell your hatred

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No one should breath a word

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He said intelligence agents and police informers had infiltrated villages in the area and worked as drivers, masons and hawkers for months to gather information about Veerappan and his men who were suspected to be hiding nearby

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Step up to the plate

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Many hands make light work

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Leave the in dust

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Have the throne in the pocket

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By the time the trial began, the lawyer was armed to the teeth

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As American as apple pie

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As busy as a beaver

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As clean as a whistle

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As drunk as a skunk

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As dumb as a sack of hammers

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As luck would have it

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The farm is about ten miles northeast of town, as the crow flies

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As useless as a fifth wheel

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I was at a loss for words

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We may call you at a moment's notice-whenever we need help

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I fear she is at death's door

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At first light, the ducks would fly to the grainfields to feed

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HKEx earnings growth of 11pc trails market estimates

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Parents and teachers are at sixes and sevens over sex education

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At the crack of dawn

At first light

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Babysitting five kids, I was at the end of my rope

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It was at the hands of his former student that he was defeated

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At the ripe old age

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He was at the top of the game

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At this point in time, ten cases of AIDS have been reported

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He shares his feelings, speaking at will about his problem

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When I repair my car, I like to have all my tools at my fingertips

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When they approve our business loans, we will be away to the races

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185

J K Rowling has been particularly secretive about the plot, but she has released a couple of short extracts as a teaser

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We should be careful, because the Delphic Oracle used cryptic answers that often left the inquisitor more confused than helped

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It is not that their conversations are obscure or cryptic

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188

After seven months, Karly had the baby blues. She was feeling sad

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I was so glad to hear George quit drinking. Well, he's back at it

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190

We you are back on your feet, we want you to return to work

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