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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PACKET

She thrust the packet into a side pocket and started to the garage with the coat.

We have just hoisted the nun-lady on board an English packet.

You see me in the plight in which I came out of the packet within this half-hour.

She picked up a packet of the chocolate and looked at the name of the maker.

My father began to open his morning's packet of letters and newspapers.

I am flattered by the entertainment you tell me you have found in my packet.

Alice laughed in response, and chose the topmost letter of the packet.

The Prince stood by the window and undid the packet with trembling hands.

We may take it that the sender of the packet is the man whom we want.

In course of time the packet was folded up, and it only remained to write the answer.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Middle English pak "bundle" (see pack (n.)) + diminutive suffix -et; perhaps modeled on Anglo-French pacquet (Middle French pacquet), which ultimately is a diminutive of Middle Dutch pak. A packet boat (1640s) originally was one that carried mails. Packet-switching attested from 1971.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PACKET

bag

nouncontainer for one's possesions
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