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During his visit to South Africa, the president met Archbishop Tutu.
Fournier was killed in action during the First World War.
During the summer season, all the hotels are full.
Many creatures stay underground during daylight hours.
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American English version of definition of during
a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents
a small round cake with dried fruit in it and sugar on the top
to gossip or share personal information with someone …
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Definition of during from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.