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What does 'pulchritude' mean?
Everything depends on what you mean by the word 'free'.
When you shake your head it usually means 'no'.
For most people, Paris means romance.
His behaviour doesn't mean that he doesn't like you.
I took their silence to mean disapproval.
I know they didn't mean our family any disrespect.
She had never meant him any real harm.
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if a cat purrs, it makes a continuous quiet low sound because it is happy
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