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Soldiers entered the houses, apparently searching for weapons.
The man had entered through the back door.
The bullet missed his kidney because it entered his body at an angle.
They were imprisoned for illegally entering the country.
There are dozens of new companies entering the software market.
She had hoped to enter the legal profession.
She's entered several poetry competitions.
Each owner can enter a horse for a maximum of three races.
The competition is free, and anyone over the age of 18 can enter.
You enter the customer's name on this line.
Enter your user name and password.
This is the American English definition of enter. View British English definition of enter.
a plan or course of action that is not possible to achieve
a type of design used on the web which excludes features which give a three-dimensional effect … and uses simple stylesadd a word
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