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lowlife

Definition: (noun) A person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible.
Synonyms:dirty dog, git, puke, rotter, scum bag, skunk, so-and-so, stinker, bum, crumb, rat
Usage:Only a lowlife would steal money from his own child. Discuss. Play

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Present Perfect Tense

The present perfect tense is formed by using a form of the auxiliary verb "have" along with the past participle of the "main" verb. If something is described using the present perfect, at what point in time did it happen? More... Discuss

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Earwax

Known by the medical term cerumen, earwax is the waxy secretion of the ceruminous glands and hair follicles of the external auditory canal. Earwax protects the ears by trapping dust, microorganisms, and foreign particles and preventing them from entering and damaging the ear. However, excess or impacted cerumen can impair hearing, and a number of methods exist to alleviate earwax impaction. One method considered dangerous and ineffective by doctors is ear candling, which is what? More... Discuss

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King John of England Signs the Magna Carta (1215)

The Magna Carta—Latin for "Great Charter"—was signed by King John under pressure from his barons. Resentful of high taxes and aware of the king's waning power, the barons demanded a solemn grant of their rights. Among the charter's provisions were clauses reforming law and controlling the behavior of royal officials. Though it reflects the feudal order rather than democracy, the Magna Carta is traditionally considered the foundation of British constitutionalism. How many times was it reissued? More... Discuss

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Edward, the Black Prince (1330)

The eldest son of King Edward III, Edward was the prince of Wales. Joining his father as a commander in the campaigns of the Hundred Years War, he established a reputation for valor. However, his rule as the prince of Aquitaine from 1362 to 1372 was a failure, and he returned sick and broken to England and formally surrendered his principality to his father. Though the heir apparent, he never became king, dying one year before his father. Edward was the first in England to be granted what title? More... Discuss

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Scarcely one person in a thousand is capable of tasting the happiness of others.

Henry Fielding (1707-1754) Discuss

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Where can adverbial clauses of purpose appear in a sentence?






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n. Any of various tropical American evergreen trees of the genus Swietenia, valued for their hard, reddish-brown wood
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Valdemar Day

According to legend, Danish King Valdemar II set out to conquer the pagan Estonians and convert them to Christianity. During the night of June 15, 1219, the Estonians made a surprise attack on the Danish camp. A red banner with a white cross floated down from the sky, and the Danish archbishop heard a voice say that the Danes would win if they raised this banner. Schools, sports organizations, and Boy Scout troops in Denmark often hold pageants on June 15, in which they reenact the story of the Dannebrog (the Danish flag) and King Valdemar. More... Discuss

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be in with (someone)

To be in close association with someone or some group. More... Discuss