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Many local businesses offered to contribute to the school rebuilding fund.
He promised to contribute £5,000 towards the cost of the lawsuit.
The UK will contribute 8,000 troops to the NATO operation.
Davis didn't really contribute much to the game in the second half.
He felt he had nothing to contribute to the discussion.
The scandal certainly contributed to their defeat at the last election.
Speed is a contributing factor in many road accidents.
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the part of the nucleus of an atom that has no electrical charge
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