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noun as in item that unlocks

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Hands shaking… I found the right keys and locked the door bars.

What was America supposed to do after Pearl Harbor, put the keys to the Golden Gate in an airmail envelope and send them to Tojo?

Last Thursday, the United Nations released a report that could provide us with one of the keys to defeating ISIS.

On April 25, 1941, the Gestapo moved into the building and I had to give all the keys to the Germans.

But M. Picard advised me against it and even added that it would be unwise to keep the keys.

Before the spinet a bench was placed about four feet below the keys, and I was put upon the bench.

She sat perfectly still before the piano, not touching the keys, while Robert carried her message to Edna at the window.

Tony's stool was nearer to the bass keys of the piano, while the sofa Lettice lay upon had certainly been drawn up towards him.

The keyboard had eleven, twelve, even thirteen keys in diatonic succession without semitones.

The pallets were connected to the keys by a series of levers, known as the tracker action.


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On this page you'll find 43 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to keys, such as: screw, skeleton, opener, latchkey, and passkey.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.