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They've given us a five o'clock deadline.
The deadline for applications was last Friday.
Ministers set a deadline of 5 April for Serbia to accept the peace plan.
If we can't meet the deadline, they won't give us another contract.
This is the British English definition of deadline. View American English definition of deadline.
an old word for a young woman who is not married
a type of design used on the web which excludes features which give a three-dimensional effect … and uses simple stylesadd a word
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