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I took home some samples of curtain fabrics.
We had to bring some samples of our work to the interview.
Tests were performed on hair and blood samples.
Researchers are taking samples of the air close to the factory.
After six weeks on the drug, over 60% of the sample showed some improvement.
The reliability of the results depends on the size of the sample.
The study took a random sample of 100 students from 3 schools.
This is the American English definition of sample. View British English definition of sample.
the seed of a plant called anise, used for adding flavour to food and drink
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