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Think about what I've told you.
She kept saying horrible things about my mother.
jokes about the president
They'd forgotten all about poor Harry.
I'm worried about Dad.
There's nothing to get excited about.
About that money I owe you – I can pay you back next week.
It's about Jack – he's been so depressed lately.
About 250 people were killed in the explosion.
Ann must be about the same age as you.
I woke up at about 3 a.m.
Pam's about the only person that I can trust.
On this continent, Redmond is about as far west as you can go.
He's offended just about everybody.
One thing I like about Tony, he always says exactly what he thinks.
There was something about her that made him uneasy.
The girls were dancing about the room in high spirits.
Abe was tired of wandering about on his own.
Diana turned about and marched out of the room.
Don't leave important papers lying about on your desk.
There were articles of clothing scattered about the room.
You shouldn't have been spraying weedkiller while there were children about.
Rhonda wore a garland of flowers about her neck.
The prophet had gathered about him a band of faithful followers.
Dad was puttering about in the garden.
Stop messing about. We've got a job to do.
There's a lot of illness about.
George was groping about in the dark, trying to find the light switch.
Looking about me, I could see no sign of the others.
Loving and sharing – that's what marriage is about.
Good management is all about motivating your staff.
I was about to get undressed when there was a knock on the door.
We arrived just as the ceremony was about to begin.
Bring me a towel and be quick about it.
Our lawyers are dealing with the matter, but they're being very slow about it.
Can't you do something about the noise? It's driving me crazy.
Government officials know the system isn't working, but they do nothing about it.
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English version of definition of about
key performance indicator …
someone who studies the stars
self organised learning environment …
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American definition of about from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.