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Lay the baby on her back.
He laid his coat across the arm of the chair.
We lay flowers on her grave once a week.
Carmen laid her head against my shoulder and fell asleep.
The man’s coming to lay the hall carpet tomorrow.
A hundred miles of new railroad track have been laid.
The project is intended to lay the groundwork for future research.
The gunman realized the police had laid a trap and quickly surrendered.
Congressman Bain lays the cover-up at the door of the armed forces.
All the facts of the investigation are finally being laid bare.
Don’t try to lay the blame for this on me.
Special stress was laid on the need to coordinate policies toward Eastern Europe.
Shelly knew that any sign of weakness would lay her open to further attack.
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