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90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
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Extremist political parties gained 11% of the vote.
Bolivia gained independence from Spain in 1825.
In her final exam she gained a B grade.
He gained entry to the building by showing a fake pass.
Her theories have only recently gained acceptance.
She hopes to gain experience by working abroad for a year.
The property has gained steadily in value since they bought it.
I've gained a lot of weight this winter.
The toboggan sped down the hill, gaining momentum.
There is a lot to be gained from schools working together.
We should act immediately. There is nothing to be gained from waiting.
Whether you succeed or fail, you will undoubtedly gain from the experience.
When the business is sold, all the brothers stand to gain.
This is the American English definition of gain. View British English definition of gain.
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