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He looked above to estimate the ground he could cover on the morrow.

But Mr. Paine assured her that letters were likely to be irregular, and there was no ground for alarm.

As she had two protectors against a fifth proposal of marriage, she stood her ground.

He dashed the paper to the ground, and gave himself up to his madness.

But as for running him into the ground, they had lost their appetite for such fighting.

I promise you we'll keep on your trail until we've run you all into the ground.

That gave a ground of hope for her influence with him that his sister had long lost.

He obeyed and rose, but with a little cry dropped on the ground.

She was too utterly unacquainted with the ground to venture.

The two boys sat on the ground with their arms about each other.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English grund "bottom, foundation, ground, surface of the earth," especially "bottom of the sea" (a sense preserved in run aground), from Proto-Germanic *grundus, which seems to have meant "deep place" (cf. Old Frisian, Old Saxon, Danish, Swedish grund, Dutch grond, Old High German grunt, German Grund "ground, soil, bottom;" Old Norse grunn "a shallow place," grund "field, plain," grunnr "bottom"). No known cognates outside Germanic. Sense of "reason, motive" first attested c.1200; electrical sense is from 1870.

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