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It was a pretty boring class, but the part about using spreadsheets was quite useful.
I didn't mind the written paper – that's the easy part.
The top part of the shoe is made of leather.
the early part of the nineteenth century
Memory loss is a normal part of the aging process.
School inspection is a vital part of the education system.
There's a concert tonight as part of a week of celebrations for the Queen's birthday.
There will be heavy rain today in most parts.
She came from a remote part of China.
Part of what the kids had to do was compare different poems.
We walked part of the way, then took a bus.
Planning experts say outdated transportation systems are only part of the city's problem.
The novel is funny in parts.
She'd be really good for that part.
I've been asked to play the part of the evil stepmother in the school play.
This is the American English definition of part. View British English definition of part.
a light plane with no engine that people fly in for pleasure
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