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We took shelter under an oak tree.
What are you kids doing under the table?
You might like to place the dish under a hot grill just before serving.
Charlotte saw a light coming from under the door.
She was wearing a money belt under her sweater.
I found the letter under a pile of books.
plants growing under plastic sheeting
I think the ball rolled under the sofa.
Everyone ran under the trees when it started to rain.
She slid under the quilt and closed her eyes.
We drove under the bridge and came out on Elm Street.
The cord will have to go under the table and behind the couch.
The ducks kept diving under the water to catch fish.
He was the first person to claim there was oil under the North Sea.
She jumped in the pool and went under.
Anyone can buy the railpass, but you have to be under 26 to get the lower price.
Together they control just under 50% of the company.
A visa is not required for a stay of under three months.
The car can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under six seconds.
The day care center is open to children aged four and under.
The ship came under attack from enemy aircraft.
A number of proposals are under consideration.
The building is still under construction.
Costello’s business dealings have been under investigation by the FBI for months.
I’ve been under a lot of stress at work lately.
Police claim the situation is now under control.
Evidence suggests that the driver of the car was under the influence of drugs.
His older brother was forced to leave Hong Kong the year before under similar circumstances.
The U.N. inspectors would be allowed access to the eight sites, but only under certain conditions.
Under the circumstances, Kane felt he had no option but to resign.
Under the terms of the agreement, our company will receive 40% of the profits.
The boy is considered a minor under British law.
All individuals have basic human rights, that are recognized under international law.
I’ve worked under a few managers in my time, and Mr. Laurie is undoubtedly the best.
He studied under Chomsky in the 1960s.
The nurse was still speaking as I felt myself going under.
Carson had been traveling under a false name.
Wight’s books, published under the pen name James Herriot, became best-sellers.
Ms. Hay has continued to work under her maiden name since her marriage.
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