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There is always some stray silver in the bead bag of a movie patron.

I tried to lure my landlady out to a movie, but she thriftily refused.

When Arnold Hatch asked her to go to a movie she shook her head, usually.

Which was just where, like most movie uncles, he overdid the part.

Now if this was a movie play we was dopin' out it would be simple.

"Don't forget the poker fiends and the movie fans," I puts in.

And to think that I really became a movie actress, after all!

"Told the agent to take the car and give 'em a pass to a movie," Boyd said.

The movie satirizes the human being's relation to food and technology.

And I was to have had a ride this afternoon—and ice cream—and maybe a movie.

WORD ORIGIN

1912 (perhaps 1908), shortened form of moving picture in the cinematographic sense (1896). As an adjective from 1913. Movie star attested from 1913. Another early name for it was photoplay.

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