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It was a very good movie.
The building looks very old.
I think he's very handsome, don't you?
That's very kind of you, Susan.
I took my music lessons very seriously.
The whole team has been playing very well lately.
I don't think she has very many friends.
Thank you very much.
Very few people came to the wedding.
They were badly fed, badly clothed, and lived in the very worst conditions.
The website has the very latest music news.
We want to make sure that we choose the very best design.
At the very least, Higgins should have to pay a fine for what he's done.
You might be the very person we are looking for for this job.
How did you know this was the very thing I wanted?
The very attributes that some people have criticized are the ones that make him most successful.
He's probably lying on some beach in Italy at this very moment.
Can you see that little bird right up at the very top of the tree?
Nick was sitting in the very back of the bus.
We worked till the very end of the day.
She smoked her cigarette down to the very end, then stubbed it out.
Victor's suggestions were not very helpful.
The next four years were not very happy ones.
The house is not very large, but extremely comfortable.
In the end she greeted me, but not very politely.
Peggy's not very good at singing, is she (=a polite way of saying she is bad at it)?
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if a cat purrs, it makes a continuous quiet low sound because it is happy
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