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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
In the fog he drifted across the line into the next lane.
They escaped across the state line into Pennsylvania.
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.
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 stay in line and not push.
There are plans to reopen the train line.
The shipping line is losing money, and the parent company wants to sell it.
He impatiently dismissed this line of thought.
You also need to develop a persuasive line of argument.
What are the main lines of inquiry you intend to pursue?
a line of text
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.
What line of business are you in exactly?
Light novels are more in my line.
The company is broadening its product lines to attract more buyers.
a new line of perfume
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.
This is just the latest in a long line of such scandals.
a line of cocaine
Our supporters have been magnificent all along the line.
Somewhere along the line vital information has been withheld.
The judge said compensation would be considered further down the line.
We are all working along similar lines.
Vienna and Berlin were modernist cities, almost along the lines of Chicago.
Rachel was reported to be in line for the job of manager.
He is next in line for promotion.
The restructuring of the business has brought output and demand into line.
The new ruling brings this country into line with the rest of Europe.
It didn’t take much pressure to make him fall into line with company policy.
The President should draw a line in the sand right here, right now.
The costs were very much in line with what we expected.
Social Security recipients are granted an annual increase in line with the cost of living.
It was time to lay it on the line and tell her the truth about his past.
It is not impossible that every household will be on line within five years.
This is the American English definition of line. View British English definition of line.