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Work has started on a new terminal at Heathrow Airport.
The World Championships start in two weeks' time.
The show has just started.
What time does school start in the morning?
The riot started as a dispute between neighbours.
Please start when you are ready.
Have you started the washing-up yet?
Let's start by defining our terms.
The class starts with some gentle stretching exercises.
Everyone in the class started laughing.
I started to unpack my suitcase.
When do they want you to start?
Things were very different when I started in politics.
I started as an office boy and worked my way to the top.
I start work on Monday.
Children start school at age five.
We started early enough but got caught in the London traffic.
It was time to start the long walk back home.
The new houses start immediately beyond the bridge.
Have you any idea who might have started the fire?
The police insist that they didn't start the confrontation.
Who wants to start the discussion?
'Don't talk to me like that!' 'You started it!'
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the period of 40 days before Easter, starting on Ash Wednesday, when some Christians stop eating...