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verb as in include, hold

verb as in hold back, control

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The most recent issue contains detailed instructions for building car bombs, and the magazine frequently draws up hit-lists.

It also contains some clunky passages of adultery, temptations of the flesh, and general sexual awkwardness.

“The play contains one five minute scene about James Hewitt,” Conway says.

This monograph contains over 500 of his beautiful, emotional images as well as explores his life and development as an artist.

The observable Universe contains around 100 billion large galaxies and a comparable number of supermassive black holes.

The country is well inhabited, for it contains fifty-one cities, near a hundred walled towns, and a great number of villages.

It contains above eighty thousand houses, and about six hundred thousand inhabitants.

I claim that it contains many errors of fact, and the Higher Criticism supports the claim; as we shall see.

The book contains many words in which some though not all of the letters are in italics, for example Swordsman.

Some writers state that each cell contains about one thousand seeds.


On this page you'll find 53 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to contains, such as: incorporate, accommodate, involve, enclose, have, and encompass.

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