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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FIELDS

I fancied it in the fields, in the gardens, in the palace, in the prison.

The roads are empty, the fields are deserted, the houses of entertainment are closed.

The fields and wood-paths have as yet few charms to entice the wanderer.

"Sir Humphrey Tennant of Ashby may till his own fields for me," he cried.

When there was no work in the fields we learned the ways of cooking corn, and to make pots.

They have taken all the horses that were in the fields, and your horses as well.

In all these fields Pyle's work may be equaled, surpassed, save in one.

Gradually young Sami grew up and was able to help the cousin in the fields.

The people had all gone home from the fields, perhaps were already asleep.

Through them from the garden and the fields entered a complex of sweet odors.

WORD ORIGIN

"to go out to fight," 16c., from field (n.) in the specific sense of "battlefield" (Old English). The meaning "to stop and return the ball" is first recorded 1823, originally in cricket; figurative sense is from 1902. Related: Fielded; fielding.

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