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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXTRA

I have large sums of my own to invest, and it is no extra trouble to look after your money.

I had read the "Extra," with all its sickening details, and so handed it back to him.

The men worked as usual, nor was there any extra liquor drunk.

Grant repressed an impulse to shout, and used the breath for an extra burst of speed.

I may as well have your note of hand for that extra capital.

Only last summer taught me the uselessness of an extra pair of trousers.

But it was Arthur Coryston, wasn't it, who sent you that extra order for to-day, Enid?

But—the fact is, Marcia—I can't stand any extra strain this morning.

Yet he undertook this extra work, and carried it bravely through.

No doubt it was long friendship with Eugen which had given him that extra polish.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s as a stand-alone adjective; also used as an adverb and noun in 17c. (see extra-); modern usages -- including sense of "minor performer in a play" (1777) and "special edition of a newspaper" (1793) -- all probably are from shortenings of extraordinary, which was used extensively in 18c. as noun and adverb in places we would use extra today.

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