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Are the shops open on Sundays?
There's a bar that stays open all night.
We are open for business from Monday to Friday.
The house is only open to the general public for three weeks each year.
A book lay open on the table.
She stuffed the photographs into an open drawer.
The kids were ripping open their Christmas presents.
Many roads are blocked by snow but Snake Pass is still open.
Everyone in the group was very friendly and open.
The President promised an open dialogue.
He has always been open about his drinking problem.
I have some ideas about where to go, but I'm open to suggestions.
Police are keeping an open mind about the cause of her disappearance.
The new tax was open to two serious criticisms.
Whether or not he intended this outcome, is open to question.
The system is wide open to abuse.
This is the British English definition of open. View American English definition of open.
the part of a church where the priests and choir sit during a religious ceremony
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