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  1. used for giving two different opinions about something

    Many of these garden pests cause little real damage. On the other hand, aphids can infect raspberries with incurable diseases.

    On the one hand, expansion would be good, but on the other hand it would be sad to lose the family atmosphere.

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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