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Let's start with the basics – you've got a good job and a nice home.
The basics of the game can be learned very quickly.
Shopping for basics like bread and vegetables takes all their money.
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the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …
to ask people to vote in order to decide an issue
a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …
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