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The victim’s claims were ignored by the police.
claims of bullying
I don’t believe his claim that he fought in Vietnam.
Some of the early claims that were made were plainly false.
Your claim should reach us no later than January 31.
an insurance claim
a claim for Social Security benefits
Britain’s claim to the territories was found to be unlawful.
There are so many competing claims on our attention these days.
They had helped Franco to victory, and that gave them a claim on his gratitude.
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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …add a word
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