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My whole body ached.
We do not really understand how mind and body interact.
exercises to tone and shape the body
the human body
Ants can carry many times their own body weight.
A trained athlete has very little body fat.
There is a large body of people who would use public transport if fares were cut.
The government has set up a new body to inspect secondary schools.
football's ruling body, FIFA
The Institute of Chartered Accountants is a recognized professional body.
The Senate is the official body that deals with these issues.
The body of the church dates from the 15th century.
This is the British English definition of body. View American English definition of body.
a substance that scientists think exists out in space, but for which they have no direct proof
… to reveal a small part of your intentions in order to attract support, without actually committing yourself to doing anythingadd a word
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