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The musicians didn't take the stage until after ten o'clock.
They had now been on stage for over four hours.
She likes to involve herself in every stage of the movie-making process.
The project is still at a planning stage.
Atkins outlined a three-stage program for resolving the crisis.
The negotiations had reached a delicate stage.
There's no point arguing about it at this stage.
They played very well in the early stages of the game.
The issue was only raised in the closing stage of the election campaign.
This is the American English definition of stage. View British English definition of stage.
if a horse whinnies, it makes a high sound through its nose and mouth
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