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noun [countable] British English pronunciation: eye // 
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  1. 1
    one of the two body parts in your face that you use for seeing

    Close your eyes and go to sleep.

    He gazed into her eyes as she spoke.

    The suspect is in his twenties, with blond hair and blue eyes.

    1. a.
      your ability to see things

      These bacteria are invisible to our eyes.

  2. 2
    used for talking about the expression on someone's face

    He spoke to her with slight amusement in his eyes.

    She smiled excitedly, her eyes gleaming.


food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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