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used for saying that you are worried about a situation
used as a way of avoiding talking directly about something bad that might take place
used for asking what has happened to someone or something, because you have not seen them for a long time, or what will happen to them, because you are worried about them
used for saying that something you were worried about really happened
used for saying that a particular situation or event would make you feel unhappy
used for saying that someone suddenly feels very worried, upset, or disappointed
used for telling someone that you were worried by something they had said or done, but now you are not
used for saying that you hope something will not happen
used for saying that someone suddenly feels excited, nervous, or afraid
used for saying that you feel very nervous or frightened
… a language for human communication which has been invented and has not developed naturally
a large expensive boat that is used for racing or sailing
spectacles; boiled sweets, candy; soft aniseed-flavoured jelly sweets coated with blue and pink sugar sprinkles
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