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  1. 1
    only: used with many adjectives and nouns to show that something includes only the type of thing or person mentioned

    an all-female crew

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    whole: used with many nouns to show that something includes the whole of something, or all the people or things of that type

    all-party talks

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    including everything: used with some adjectives and participles to show that something includes everything, or to add emphasis

    all-encompassing peace talks



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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