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She opened her purse and took out a lipstick.
Can you open this jar of pickles?
Open your books to page 25.
Do you mind if I open a window?
The gates at the zoo are opened at 8:45.
She opened her arms to hug me.
The library doesn't open until noon today.
I'm calling to ask when you open today.
They decided to move to Spain and open a bar.
The college first opened in the 1960s.
There are plans to open the Navy base to the public.
The telecommunications market has been opened up to competition.
The farmer opens his gates to visitors during the lambing season.
He opened his talk with a quotation from Shakespeare.
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to kill someone in a violent way
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