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In the direct, word for word sense. With neither idiom nor metaphor.
When my sewing kit fell off of the barn loft, I had to look for a needle in a haystack.
) really, Really (as an intensifier; see usage notes)
: Sir Walter Scott,
Chronicles of the Canongate
: The house was electrified; and it was only from witnessing the effects of her genius that he could guess to what a pitch theatrical excellence could be carried.
: Charlotte Bronte,
, I was (what he often called me) the apple of his eye.
: Charles Dickens,
: ...there is never a candle lighted in this house, until one's eyes are falling out of one's head with being stretched to read the paper.
: Arthur Conan Doyle,
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
: ...at a time when Europe was ringing with his name and when his room was ankle-deep with congratulatory telegrams...
: Thomas Hardy,
Jude the Obscure
: It was teeming, stratified, with the shades of human groups, who had met there for tragedy, comedy, farce...
: Wayne W. Dyer,
: You become the ball in a tennis match, you become the report that you are working on ...
Oct 21: Ridley99,
Re: 5 best comic artists ao all time
: He can turn the world upside down with his gift of perspective and vanishing points.
: Norbert P. Psuty & Douglas D. Ofiara,
Costal Hazard Management: lessons and future directions from New Jersey
: The summer populations of beach communities explode, and the local infrastructure (roads, water, sewerage, waste hauling) either wear out or exceed their designed capacities more quickly.
Mar 18: Zelgadis,
Re: Hello Newsgroup
: He's just that bad that he was striped of his post count at one point, which caused him to explode into tears (hey, he even sent me an IM).
French: texto, mot í mot
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