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Fewer people receive welfare benefits now.
She received a camera as a twenty-fifth birthday present.
We have not received your letter.
His views have received support from an unlikely source.
The principal has already received several calls from angry parents.
Our group was received by the Brazilian ambassador.
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the amount of money that a business makes or loses
a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the timeadd a word
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