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Lay the baby on her back.
He laid his coat across the arm of the chair.
We lay flowers on her grave once a week.
Carmen laid her head against my shoulder and fell asleep.
The man’s coming to lay the hall carpet tomorrow.
A hundred miles of new railway track have been laid.
Will you lay the table while I get breakfast?
Don’t bother laying a place for me – I’m going out to dinner.
The project is intended to lay the groundwork for future research.
The gunman realized the police had laid a trap and quickly surrendered.
Congressman Bain lays the cover-up at the door of the armed forces.
All the facts of the investigation are finally being laid bare.
Don’t try to lay the blame for this on me.
I’d lay money on New Zealand to win the race.
I’ll lay odds she doesn’t come.
Criminal charges will be laid tomorrow.
No charges were ever laid against her.
a society that lays emphasis on youth
Special stress was laid on the need to coordinate policies towards Eastern Europe.
Sheila knew that any sign of weakness would lay her open to further attack.
He swears he never laid a finger on the child.
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