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The first word that many babies speak is ‘Mama’.
Can you read the words on this page?
The Latin word for a table is ‘mensa’.
I was remembering the words of my old friend.
Tell us in your own words how the accident happened.
David wants a quiet word with you.
Can I have a quick word with you?
We’ve had no word from Brian yet.
He sent word that they had arrived safely.
Word of the incident spread quickly.
A word of advice – don’t take anything Gina says too seriously.
‘Did you like Vince?’ ‘In a word, no.’
These were people who fought for money – mercenaries, in other words.
Jane could hardly understand a word Mervyn said.
I don’t believe a single word he told me.
He promised to put in a word for me with the boss.
He accused the interviewer of putting words into his mouth.
He said he didn’t mind what we did, and we took him at his word.
If her father came to pick her up, that would be too embarrassing for words!
I swear that’s what he said, word for word.
Word is that her latest book is the best yet.
The book became a worldwide best-seller, largely by word of mouth.
Most of our customers hear about us by word of mouth.
He told me, ‘Go away,’ or words to that effect.