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Zurich is Switzerland's most important city.
Even the most carefully prepared plans sometimes go wrong.
The English Patient was one of the most successful films ever made.
Who do you think is most likely to win the next presidential election?
My time in the navy was by far the most exciting period of my life.
Most people think of robots as machines that look like people.
Most business meetings are held at the company's Bristol office.
A few of the moths are grey, but most are white.
Most of us enjoy shopping.
Johnson spent most of his life in London.
We go sailing most weekends.
Most of the time we sit around playing cards.
The whole process will take half an hour at the most.
A new engine would cost, at most, two thousand dollars.
She guessed him to be in his late thirties. Forty at the very most.
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mixed together in a way that is not planned, organized, or tidy
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