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Cheque or credit card – you can use either.
Applications are welcomed from people of either sex and any age.
It was a long time before either of them spoke.
Jackie could play the piano and sing, whereas I couldn't do either.
Most of the troublemakers were not supporters of either team.
I didn't like either of the candidates.
We tried another method, but that didn't work either.
It's a problem I can't solve, and I don't think anyone else can either.
He did a superb job, and he didn't have any help either.
You must answer either yes or no.
You can contact us either by phone, by email, or by letter.
When there's a crisis, they either do nothing or do something totally useless.
Either you come with us, or you stay at home with your mother.
Either he forgot about the meeting or he deliberately stayed away – I don't know which.
Her parents were sitting on either side of her.
There were stairs at either end of the hall.
Pelham entered the room carrying a briefcase in either hand.
Perhaps the boy was really ill, or perhaps he was just exhausted – either way they would have to stop.
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American English version of definition of either
a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents
a sweet hard biscuit in the shape of a tube, flavoured with ginger
to gossip or share personal information with someone …
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