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Ella placed the dish on the table.
‘Don’t worry,’ said Judy, placing a hand on his shoulder.
Place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl, and gradually add water.
Her decision places me in an awkward situation.
The high level of the pound is placing exporters at a serious disadvantage.
The company is severely understaffed, which places employees under great pressure.
At the end of the war, the island was placed under French control.
We place each trainee under the care and supervision of an experienced member of staff.
Monga had his passport withdrawn, and was placed under house arrest.
Parents should place limits on the amount of time their children spend on the Internet.
The large influx of refugees was placing a great burden on Pakistan’s resources.
She placed the blame squarely on George.
He placed great faith in her abilities.
The company was accused of placing profits above safety.
The school places great emphasis on the welfare of its students.
Customers were placing more importance on quality than simply on cost.
He looks familiar, but I can’t place him.
I could hear music in the background, but the tune was difficult to place.
The hotel is right in the centre of Innsbruck, ideally placed for all the shops, cafes and nightlife.
There are light switches conveniently placed on each side of the bed.
He was ideally placed to get the job.
With a strong economy and stable currency, the country is well placed to cope with the challenges of joining the EU.
Responsibility for the budget was placed in the hands of team leaders.
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