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Draw a straight line.
Each horizontal line on the graph represents fifteen minutes.
It was hard to tell whether the ball had crossed the line.
the starting line
His only previous conviction is for parking on a double yellow line.
There were small lines at the corners of her mouth and around her eyes.
the line between Northern Ireland and the Republic
The country is still divided along ethnic lines.
The programme blurs the line between news and entertainment.
There is a fine line between resolving the crisis peacefully and giving in to terrorism.
My daughter now wants her own phone line in her bedroom.
It’s a very bad line – put the phone down and I’ll call you back.
The advice line is open from 6pm to 10pm on weekdays.
a chat line
the London to Brighton line
There are plans to reopen the railway line.
Train services have been cancelled due to repair work on the line.
He impatiently dismissed this line of thought.
You also need to develop a persuasive line of argument.
What are the main lines of enquiry you intend to pursue?
Environmental groups took a very tough line with the industry.
Forsyth appears to have hardened his line on Europe.
a line of text
He forgot his lines.
Don’t give me that old line.
A line of police stood outside the post office as employees were evacuated.
On the far bank were thick reeds and a line of palm trees.
She told the children to walk in a line and not push.
The plane was brought down behind enemy lines.
We stood in line for about an hour to get the tickets.
We want to open up lines of communication and provide more information.
The organization’s problems were caused by a lack of clear reporting lines.
The shipping line is losing money, and the government wants to sell it.
The company is broadening its product lines to attract more buyers.
a new line of perfume
a washing line
Heavy snow brought down power lines.
He was so drunk he couldn’t walk in a straight line.
Deep snow is blocking the mountain roads that serve as supply lines for the rebels.
Though there is fighting nearby, the camp is not in the line of fire.
I was standing right in his line of vision.
Buyers are attracted by the sleek lines of the car.
a bass line
This is just the latest in a long line of such scandals.
Mr Nelson comes from a long line of carpenters.
What line of business are you in exactly?
Light novels are more in my line.
a line of cocaine
I cannot repair the car and anyway it is not my line.