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This is the place where the Muscovite criminals are banished to, if they are not put to death.
He looked strangely out of place in the dusty combat uniform.
SENSE OF OBLIGATIONHENRY MAXWELL DEMPSEY (AKA HARRY HARRISON)
The associations of place recall her strange interview with Mr. Longcluse but a few months before.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
As Spain, however, has fallen from the high place she once held, her colonial system has also gone down.
Give a sweet savour, and a memorial of fine flour, and make a fat offering, and then give place to the physician.
The King of Delhi had a hunting-lodge somewhere in the locality, but he had never seen the place.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
The place was well defended by earthworks and natural parapets, and for several hours the issue of the contest was doubtful.
To place wit above sense is to place superfluity above utility.
PEARLS OF THOUGHTMATURIN M. BALLOU
A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
Groping to the chimney-place with the aid of his matches, Mr. Collingwood found the candle and lit it.
THE BOARDED-UP HOUSEAUGUSTA HUIELL SEAMAN

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oligopolynoun | [ol-i-gop-uh-lee ]SEE DEFINITION