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Every one we came in contact with, both high and low, treated us most kindly.

For all that his contact with him came to, he might as well be dead!

The contact of her brave lips drove a magnetic flow of confidence into the man.

Thus holiday-makers of the two nations do not come in contact.

Our second visit brought us into contact with the bourgeois element.

Daily contact with Daisy showed changes, too, in her which disturbed me.

Contact with home seems to have charged him with fresh courage.

As he stirred, his hand came in contact with the withered flowers.

The bishop came into contact with a chair, and sat down in it.

In contact with his own family Walter was no squanderer of words.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, "action of touching," from Latin contactus "a touching," from past participle of contingere "to touch, seize," from com- "together" (see com-) + tangere "to touch" (see tangent).

Figurative sense of "connection, communication" is from 1818. As a signal to the person about to spin an aircraft propeller that the ignition is switched on, the word was in use by 1913. Contact lens is first recorded 1888; short form contact is from 1961.

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